Asha Venugopal of Nashik, who will take over as the first lady governor of district 3030 of the Rotary Club on July 1, plans to focus on projects related to soil regeneration and water conservation during her tenure.
Venugopal, who has participated in many social and environmental projects, says Rotary International is the best avenue to fulfil her aspiration of giving something back to society. She joined Rotary as a member of Rotary Club Nashik Grapecity in the 2010-11. Her new projects will focus on environment, specially today’s biggest task ‘soil regeneration’.
“It is seen that even the soil is not the same today, so farmers cannot grow their crops many times.”
We see that farmers are committing suicide, and are facing problems in farming due to sudden weather changes,” she pointed out from her personal experience. She said there was organic food in the past too, when there were no artificial fertilizers, but now that same organic food costs a lot more.
Talking about her water conservation project, she pointed out that simple water-saving devices like ‘aerators, which control the amount of water that flows through the tap without affecting the flow, are available at very reasonable cost.
Such devices should be installed in every house, she said, as they will save water for our future generations.
Keeping the environment in mind, if you plant 10 plants, pay attention to them and take care of them in future too.RTN. Asha Venugopal