Jamshedpur, Dec. 13: A water sources cleanliness drive was inaugurated on Sunday at Shaheed Ganga Narayan Singh Community Hall situated next to Sonari Doumuhani. Organized by Yugantar Bharati, the campaign was jointly inaugurated by Manoj Kumar Singh, senior member of Yugantar Bharati, environmentalist Dr. KK Sharma, Dr. Kavita Parmar, professor at Central University, Subodh Srivastav and Mukul Mishra.
Addressing the gathering, Manoj Singh said the rivers, ponds, wells and waterfalls have become polluted due to mining activities and industrial waste. Rivers like Damodar, Subarnrekha, Kharkai have become smelly sewer and rivers have been narrowed due to encroachment. Ponds are disappearing from villages and bastis. With a view to make the water sources pollution free and to protect them, Yugantar Bharati launched Damodar Bachao Aandolan in 2004, Singh added.
Environmentalist Dr. KK Sharma, said, water is the mainstay of life and one canít image a second without it. Three-fourth of the earth is water but its drinking form is limited. According to reports, 150 crore people worldwide donít get pure water to drink and itís high time that one should seriously work for purification of water sources and attract attention of government for solution of this ghastly problem.
On December 14 and 15, volunteers will recognize the most polluted water sources and will collect water samples from various water sources, examine the level of pollution and ascertain the reasons behind the water pollution.
On December 16 and 17, the findings will subsequently be submitted to the concerned officials as well as the anti-pollution board. On December 20, state-wide cleanliness drive of water sources will be organized and environment panchayat will be held to prepare blueprint for observing 2016 as water source cleanliness year.