India on Water Year 2007
A commemorative postage stamp on the National Hydrological Year, a time period of 12 months for which precipitation totals are measured :
Issued on Dec 28, 2007
Issued for : India Post is proud to issue a commemorative postage stamp on “Water Year 2007” and contribute to the cause of effective water management.
Stamp & FDC : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi color
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : Security Press, Hyderabad
- The need for storage will still grow due to climatic changes that are bound to have major impact on India.
- India faces challenges in the water sector in the form of declining per capita availability of water, over exploitation of ground water resources leading to lowering of ground water table in certain pockets, deterioration in the water quality, cost and time over-runs in the completion of irrigation and multi-purpose projects and poor maintenance of the existing systems. Of-course, the most important challenge is to appropriately address the natural disasters like floods and droughts.
- In such a background it is extremely essential that our precious asset is governed by a national perspective and an effective plan to harvest, conserve and utilize water gainfully. The Union Cabinet in its meeting on 4.1.2007 accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Water Resources and declared year 2007 as Water Year. The National Common Minimum Programme has laid great emphasis on water sector. Public investment in irrigation is planned to be stepped up in a sympathetic manner. Irrigation and drinking water have been accepted as two important components of Bharat Nirman.
- Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.