Debate on Rain Harvesting Is the Only Solution to Water Crisis in the Present Times

‘Rain harvesting is the only solution to water crisis in the present times.’ Write a debate either for or against motion in 150-200 words, you are Sujatha/Ajith.

A very good morning to all jury members, friends and fellow opponents. Today, I, Sujatha, am going to speak on the topic ‘Rain harvesting is the only solution to water crisis in the recent times’.

Rainwater Harvesting is one of the most commonly used methods to save water. It refers to storing of rainwater for various uses. The notion behind rainwater harvesting is to not waste the rainwater and prevent it from running off. In other words, it is done to collect rainwater using simple mechanisms. This method is very useful considering the water scarcity that is happening in India. Moreover, rainwater harvesting is so easy that almost anyone can do it. We must encourage this practice to help people gain access to clean water easily without any cost.

When we practice rainwater harvesting, it maintains the level of the groundwater. That way, we all can make the use of groundwater, as it will keep on replenishing through rainwater harvesting. Moreover, rainwater harvesting prevents water from logging on roads. It also reduces the chances of soil erosion. Most importantly, rainwater harvesting improves the quality of water which we consume, as it is the purest form of water.

The critics of rain water harvesting suggest that infrastructure is needed for rain water harvesting and not everyone can do it. I would like to enlighten them that rainwater harvesting is a very simple method that can be practiced by anyone. There is rooftop rainwater harvesting. In this, the roof of a house or building works as a rainwater collection unit. It includes equipping the roof with pipes that direct to a pit or tank. These pipes will divert the water falling on the roof in the tank to save water from falling off. This is a very economical and efficient way to harvest rainwater.

I therefore agree with the view that rain harvesting is the only solution to water crisis in recent times.

Thank You.

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