Pune, October 2015 : ‘Water management policy is there on the papers but not been implemented properly in India. System must be more strict & flexible in these kinds of issues of human existence. But it is not strictly obeyed. Each & every farmer should be given priority of water for farming.’ The statement was said by advocate Asim Sarode, the prominent lawyer in Pune especially working for environmental issues.
He was addressing at Rendezvous, an interactive session organized by TERRE Policy Centre at Indradhanyshya Paravaran Kendra, Pune. The session was attended by mass communication students from various colleges along with the vigilant citizens.
Mr. Sarode discussed with the listeners on different issues like irrigation & flooding management, water scarcity in Maharashtra, decrease in ground water level, and lack of management providing potable water to the citizens by municipal corporations. ‘Now it is necessity for us & future generation to adapt sustainable lifestyle. For that, water conservation practices must be implemented at personal as well as on national level.’ He stated. Also he enlightened some case studies created problems due to distribution of contaminated water by Municipal Corporation. Water management practices like farm ponds and Jalyukt Shiwaar were also discussed.
Students were so eager to listen to him. During interactive session, Mr. Sarode cleared all the doubts raised by audience. At the end TERRE team did concluding remark.