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'Rivers are remembered only during elections'


CHANDIGARH: Ramon Magsaysay awardee and water conservationist Rajendra Singh stated rivers in India were most effective remembered all through elections and after the elections are received, no one bothers to keep in mind those rivers.

Rajendra used to be talking on the 3rd world convention on Saraswati River at Panjab University on Saturday.

Moreover, taking a jibe on the Haryana Saraswati Rejuvenation Board, he stated Saraswati used to be affected by a middle ailment, but used to be being handled of a toothache, including that Rs 1,600 crore were sanctioned for the “revival” of the Saraswati.

Giving example of ways he and his workforce revived seven rivers in Rajasthan with out taking financial assist from the federal government, he stated the aquifers of the Saraswati should be mapped first.

“With only 1,200 mm of rain water we revived seven rivers. But in Haryana, you get a variety of rain. You wish to get rain water to recharge the underground aquifer. Moreover, it is rather important to map the aquifers of the Saraswati,” he stated.

“Faith by myself can not revive the Saraswati because religion can not felicitate understanding. We wish to perceive the local weather trade and we wish to combat local weather trade. Our farmers are not able to realize the rain development today because of local weather trade. We must make a balance between the discharge and recharge to make the Saraswati glide,” he stated.

He additionally advised the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar that if the college made revival of the Saraswati its most sensible schedule, the college would be recognised globally for the same.


“The departments of the college can integrate and work on the revival of the river,” he stated.


The 3rd world convention on the Saraswati River (ICSR- 2019) concluded right here at Panjab University on Saturday.


The convention used to be organised through the PU in collaboration with the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board and ICSSR, North West Regional Centre, Chandigarh.


The leader presenter used to be Prof Vasant Shinde, vice-chancellor, Deccan IPR Pune, who presented his views on wide spectrum of issues concerning the river.


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