Mysuru – Expressing serious concern over depleting ground water levels, Senior Civil Judge C.G. Mohammad Muzeerulla, who is also the Member-Secretary of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), has underlined the need for urgent concrete measures for water conservation.
He was speaking after inaugurating an interaction on “The ways for conservation of ground water,” organised jointly by the Information and Public Relations Department, DLSA and Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Law Studies and Research Centre, Mysuru, at Maneyangala in Rangayana here yesterday.
Regretting that water conservation mechanisms are not in place although there is widespread awareness on the need for water conservation, Judge Muzeerulla said we have reached a stage where we are not getting ground water even after drilling 1,000 ft, which very much explains the seriousness of water problem.
Pointing out that rapid erosion of green cover and ecological imbalance are the main reasons for shortage of rainfall, he emphasised the need for bringing an exclusive law on water conservation.
Explaining the need for educating the public on the importance of rain water harvesting, he called for proper planning on water conservation taking the future into consideration, as being done in advanced countries.
Denouncing superstitious practises for bringing about rains, Judge Muzeerulla said the Governments should focus on scientific ways and methods for effective tapping of ground water.
Calling for judicious use of water, he said that it was also important to carry out research for most effective usage of available water for agriculture, as ours is mainly an agricultural country.
Water conservation expert from Bengaluru K.R. Suresh, in his address, said water conservation in big cities has become a daunting task as the earth surface is increasingly getting concretised, leaving little space for water to creep down the soil.
Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Law Studies and Research Centre Head A.M. Bhaskar, Secretary Srikanth Bhat,Information Department Assistant Director R. Raju, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Officer M.G. Yatish and others were present.