22 March is World Water Day. Few decades back nobody would have imagined that water would one day be sold. Who knows in future even pure unpolluted air may be sold. Water is the oil of 21st century and many wars of the century may be fought over water as it is unevenly distributed across the globe.
Most of us would recall school chemistry -that water is a universal solvent, but one wonders when people will dissolve their differences over water and resolve issues amicably before it reaches a boiling point.
One wonders whether inter-linking rivers will solve India’s water crisis or lead to more disputes.
Benjamin Franklin said ‘When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.’
Let us save this God’s gift to mankind and conserve every single drop of water as every drop counts.
T. S. Karthik,