SynapseIndia, a software & I.T. services company, organized a session on water conservation by Mahendra Modi, Director General- Special Enquiries, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Held in the company's Noida office, the event aimed to raise awareness about social and environmental aspects of water conservation.
Mahendra Modi, an IPS officer of the 1986 Uttar Pradesh cadre, also serves as Water Conservation Advisor to Government of Uttar Pradesh. He was welcomed at SynapseIndia by the company's Founder & MD, Shamit Khemka, Paritosh Agrawal, and other senior-level executives.
Mahendra Modi started the session by welcoming attendees to his 'Water Conservation Camp'. He spoke elaborately about water conservation and rainwater harvesting strategies. His descriptions were accompanied by examples of numerous water harvesting projects implemented in different parts of the country. He said that budget is not a challenge if one really wants to harvest rainwater. Demonstrating several water harvesting models, he appealed to the attendees to be more responsible toward the environment.
Mahendra Modi then shared his experience of working with different rural communities for raising aquifer (groundwater) levels. His efforts have achieved remarkable success throughout the country. Many rural and urban communities have been able to harvest and use rainwater. Depleting groundwater levels rose following the implementation of his models.
Highlighting a vision for water conservation, he laid out some future plans and new projects. Being the Director General of SIT, Uttar Pradesh, it is difficult for him to engage in water conservation activities on working days. He, therefore, uses holidays for advancing these initiatives. That's why he often cannot differentiate holidays from regular working days, the water conservation activist said. He also talked about his patented model for rainwater harvesting.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. Enthused by the highly informative presentation, several attendees asked questions related to the implementation of rainwater harvesting models in their locality. As the session ended, attendees left the venue with an intense sense of positivity and inspiration to do something for water conservation.