The scholarly articles whereby learned environmentalists discussed this issue fall on us like a bolt from the blue because Kerala- ‘God’s own country’- has always been considered as a land of rivers. We might have never thought that water would slowly become a non renewable, scarce resource. It is high time that we realise the importance of utilising this precious resource in the most judicious manner.
In spite of the giant leaps we have made in various fields, Kerala society is still indifferent to conservation of nature, at large. Preservation of water and enrichment of resources were not given its due importance. (more…)