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Experts say supply of pure drinking water to growing population a challenge

December 7, Kathmandu: Experts have said that it is a mounting challenge to supply adequate pure drinking water, energy, and food to the growing population of the country.

At a two-day workshop on water, energy, and food that started in Kathmandu on Tuesday, speakers and presenters made the proposition.

Inaugurating the workshop, Secretary at the Ministry of Drinking Water Maniram Gelal said demand of drinking water, energy and food was increasing across the globe with expansion of urbanization and population.

On the occasion, former Minister Ganesh Saha suggested that the challenges surfaced in the sector could be averted by protecting sources of water, utilizing rainwater and developing technology on water efficiency for higher yields of crops, and placing renewable energy measures.

Likewise, former secretary Suman Prasad Sharma demanded serious interventions from the concerned side to reach out to the growing population with pure drinking water, adequate clean energy, and nutrient-rich food.

Chairperson of Smart WASH Solutions Ramdeep Saha shared that the workshop was organized to draw learning of the advanced countries in addressing the issues of drinking water, clean energy, and nourishing food in light of rising population.


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