CGES celebrated world environment day on June 9, 2016 at the PacknChew Restaurant, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The theme of the event was water conservation. The idea was, WED celebrations only on June 5, will be just a ritual. WED should be celebrated whole month of June followed with Tree Plantation Drive during July-September then only it will be meaningful. Water is one of the Panch Tatvas. One can live without food for a week but without water, human beings will suffer from dehydration and can not live more than 1-2 days. It has been proved that Life has started from water to the land. For the dense forest, water is essential. If there is sufficient water then only forest and wild life will be protected. Expert members, Prof.Jamal Nusrat, Director, Water and Land Management Institute, Lucknow, Er.Sumer Agarwal, Chairman, LEVANA Group, Er.Ravinder Verma, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon, Dr.Amit Gupta, Joint Director, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of India, Lucknow Region, Dr.Rajan Johri, Managing Director and Ms.Tunika Chatterji, LEADwyn, New Delhi shared thier experiences on the Water Conservation and Management. The august gathering comprised of professors, environmentalists, engineers, progressive farmers, builders, hoteliers, house wives and media persons, who actively participated in the program. The message was well conveyed to the society that water is precious and we should not waste our natural resources. In the end Dr.P.V.Sane, Chief Guest, Former Director CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow and Director, R & D, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon, summarized the views of the speakers along with his own remarks. He explained the benefits of the drip irrigation system in the agricultural crops eg. Sugarcane, onion, potato, which is quite popular in the Maharasthra. Let us adopt the philosophy One Drop More Crop. The event was well covered in the local newspapers: Jal Hi Jeevan Hai..

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