South Asia is home to the largest number of children -- more than 155 million -- living in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability.
The prime minister also called upon the leadership of UNCCD to conceive global water action agenda which is central to Land Degradation Neutrality strategy.
Students of all schools from class 6 onwards have to be roped in as "awareness ambassadors" to carry out mass awareness creation and community education activities including rallies.
The Congress also slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for hosting an "ideology" workshop here for its 27 MLAs, even as the city is facing severe water scarcity.
Locals said that the water of Neelum and Jhelum rivers has been diverted for the plant which has triggered a water scarcity in the region, affecting their day-to-day lives.
The Puducherry Lt Governor, referring to a media report on the water situation in Chennai, had Sunday said that the city has become the first in the country to run dry four years.
Sufficient water available to meet city’s drinking water requirement during summer, says HMWSSB.