Dwarka: Umashankar Pandey, an eminent activist working on water conservation from Banda District, Uttar Pradesh recently visited Dwarka and met the water activists from the city. He was on a visit to Delhi and visited Dwarka to see how the water body at Sector 23 got revived by the community efforts.
He visited the water body at Sector 23 and interacted with Diwan Singh, the person who has been working on revival of water bodies in the area. He also met Ramesh Mumukshu, an RTI activist and Madhuri Varshney, a member of Rise Foundation an NGO.
Umashankar Pandey shared his experience of work done in his area which was facing water scarcity. He said that the community is producing paddy now with the persistent efforts.
He shared, “We adopted traditional methods for water conservation in our agricultural land and in the last two decades, we were able to produce rice. The villages are now full of water. My village Jakhni has been declared as a role model village and termed as “Jalgram” by the government. I feel that we should work on our conventional model of water conservation.”
Water activist Diwan Singh, who has been making efforts for revival of water bodies in the area said, “We are happy that a water activist visited and saw our work. We must think seriously on water conservation. A community effort is the need of the hour and we should get involved as a community in it.”