Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror


Slaughter industry uses water extensively, increases pollution: Mohan Bhagwat

NEW DELHI: Water consumption and pollution increases due to slaughter houses and the associated industry, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Wednesday while appealing people to conserve water.

He was speaking at ‘SuJalam’, a conference on water conservation organized by the Deendayal Shodh Sansthan and Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad. “The killing of animals on a large scale increases water consumption. It is believed from scientific point of view that vegetarianism is good,” he said. But he also added that it takes time to change habits.

“Food habits cannot be imposed on anyone. People’s mind changes slowly and they do change,” Bhagwat said.

The RSS chief also noted that those who eat non-vegetarian food in India follow rules and desist from eating it during the Hindu month of Shravan and on Thursdays. “A lot of water is used at slaughter houses and the associated industry and it also increases pollution,” the RSS chief said.

“It is not any person’s fault here….those who run the industry will accept it in the end when the meat (they produce) will not be consumed by anyone,” he added. Every person should bring down the consumption of water at the family’s level, he said.

Old traditions of water conservation should be preserved, the RSS chief said, adding that water is an accumulated property of the Earth, available only in a limited quantity. The use of fertilisers also affects the quality of water and farmers should resort to organic compost to avoid the import of fertilisers, he said. Union Minister for Jalshakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also attended the program.


Source: Press Trust of India

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


NEW DELHI: Soon after the Women’s Reservation Bill was tabled by India’s Law Minister Arjun Meghwal in the Lok Sabha, Industrialist and Philanthropist Abhishek...


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the era of ”corruption and scams” prevailed before 2014 when the rights of the poor...


NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party which is eyeing a comeback in Chhattisgarh in the coming assembly elections on Thursday released its first list...


LUCKNOW: The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Thursday accused the BJP of spreading rumours about the party joining the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). It...


CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday announced that his party will contest the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGMC)...