World Water Day is noticed yearly across the globe on March 22 to feature the significance of water and bringing issues to light about the water emergency that the world confronts. As per the United Nations (UN) site, the primary focal point of the day is to “support the achievement of sustainable development goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.”
The aim to notice World Water Day was first embraced by the UN General Assembly on December 22, 1992, after which March 22 was proclaimed as World Water Day and is celebrated around the globe since 1993.
This year the theme for the World Water Day is “Valuing Water” and this theme is chosen to call attention to the importance of water in our daily lives. “The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource,” said the UN website.
Focusing on the Coronavirus pandemic, the celebration for World Water Day 2021 will be virtually in which the United Nations Water Development report will be delivered to prescribe strategy headings to different nations on the best way to manage the water emergency. The UN site additionally encourages individuals to take part in online discussions about the significance of water by utilizing web-based media. #Water2me and #WorldWaterDay can be utilized for participating in computerized conversations.
While in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dispatch the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ project through video conferencing in which a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be endorsed between the Jal Shakti service and the public authority of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for beginning the Ken-Betwa Link project. The Ken-Betwa Link is the first stream connecting project in Quite a while which is pointed toward conveying water from surplus territories to those that are water-scant by interlinking waterways, as indicated by an assertion from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).