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Awareness drive, nukkad-natak marks World Water Day in steel city

Jamshedpur, March 22: Jusco managing director Ashish Mathur, flagged-off awareness drive on water conservation from Sir Dorabji Tata Park on Wednesday morning on the occasion of World Water Day.

In his speech, the Jusco MD said, water is a depleting natural resource and one should work towards conserving and recycling the existing source. ‘Jusco is working on a comprehensive plan for recycling the waste water and at the same time create awareness amongst the consumers for conservation. It is the responsibility of each and every individual to conserve water and spread the message across the society’, added Mathur. He further said that we must preserve water for our future generations.

In our journey towards making Jamshedpur a safer, cleaner, greener and water wise city, Jusco has implemented major initiatives in the recent past including- Surface water harvesting at Jubilee Park, SNTI and Few major flat Complexes. Waste Water recycling at Kharkai Sewage Treatment Plant; With this initiative about 10MLD water will be treated and recycled and used for horticulture purposes and with this initiative Jamshedpur will be closure to becoming a Zero Liquid Discharge City. This initiative will further result in reduction of about 10MGD water withdrawal from Subernarekha River.

The Sub Surface drip irrigation System and Pop up sprinkler has been implemented in Jubilee Park and for avenue plantation along KS link. After the Flag-off, Teams’ comprising members from Water Management organized Awareness Drives and Nukkad-Natak at various locations like Kasidih, Bhalubasa, Dhatkidih Community Centers and also at the Bhetia and Sonari and Nildih Joggers Park, Sakchi roundabout and Bank of India at Bistupur. Present during the function were Capt. D Mishra, Deepak Kamath, A P Singh, Arvind Sinha, S Halder, Rajvardhan, Raghunath Pandey, and other Senior Members from team Jusco and union officials.

World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year ever since it was first proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The UN had designated the day as International World Water Day in 1992 at the same conference.

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