New Delhi: On the occasion of World Water Day Dhanuka Agritech Limited, India’s leading Agrochemicals Company in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized summit on water conservation. The summit aimed to promote sustainable use of water in agriculture and other economic activities. Minister for Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Nitin Gadkari; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resource, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal; Padma Bhushan Dr R.B.Singh along with other noted dignitaries addressed the summit and discussed about rain water harvesting and modern irrigation techniques which will help in increasing farmers yield.
Dhanuka Agritech celebrates ‘World Water Week from 16th- 22 March each year under which more than 1100 field staff organizes famers’ meetings across country, educating them on water conservation in field, organizes multiple activities in schools across India. The activities are designed to raise awareness on importance of water conservation among children. With similar approach, this year the company organized drawing and painting competition in 200 schools across many states which involved around 1000 students. Till now more than 1000 number of schools have participated in this initiative of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd.
Speaking on the Occasion, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Government is taking several steps to solve different water related crisis in the country.We must enhance our efforts to conserve nature including plantation to ensure availability of water.We also have to work to convert waste into wealth with the help of technology. Water is an important resource for everyone, especially for the farming sector. It, however, is depleting due to excessive wastage. 70% of rainwater is wasted and only 30% is saved, To overcome this critical issue, government have taken multiple initiatives and came out with various innovative solutions.”