Every year 22 March is known as World Water Day. The foundation of this event that has been going on since 1993 was laid so that the world could understand the importance of sweet and potable water. Also, measures can be taken globally to protect them. To know directly, World Water Day is celebrated to increase awareness about water scarcity and other issues. The theme of this year for World Water Day is ‘Valuing Water’.
PM Modi is starting the campaign
Valuing water means what water means to the people, how valuable it is and how we can protect this important resource so that future generations can also get clean water. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also starting the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain‘ campaign on World Water Day on Monday. This campaign will be started in both rural and urban areas across the country.
That’s how it started
This topic came up in Rio de Janeiro on the issue of environment and development when such an idea was proposed at the United Nations Conference. Considering the conference in 1992, it was said that despite the immeasurable availability of water, clean drinking water is not available for everyone.
After this, it was recognized and the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution. Through which in every year, 22 March was declared as World Water Day, which was started in 1993.
This is the purpose
The purpose of celebrating World Water Day is to tell the world how important it is to save water, it is our basic resource, many works are carried out by it and lack of it can lead to excessive activity. Telling people that without water the crisis on their existence can deepen – that is its basic purpose.
World Water Day: Special facts related to water
According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 people lives without safe drinking water. Half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.
Around 2.2 billion people in the world are living without access to safe water.
Three-quarters of our Earth is covered with water. But do you know that 99% of this water cannot be drunk and potable water is only 1% on the earth.
90% of the world’s freshwater is found in Antarctica.
We use the most water in our bathrooms in our homes. For example, 6 litres of water is flushed once flushed
The elephant is the only animal that can detect water from 5 km away.
70% of the body of a healthy person is made up of water.
90% of cholera and stomach related diseases are due to water contamination.
If there is a lack of 10% of the water in the human body, then he can die.
83 per cent of human blood is made up of water.
In an Africa village, people have to go for about 10 kilometres to get water.