Supreme value of forests in sustainable water supply

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supreme value of forests in sustainable water supply

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Photographer’s remarks

Most of the villages in Uttarakhand and other Hill states are dependent on water supply coming from the forest. It is known as the purest and most healthy water - even better than packed mineral water. Traditionally, these areas have been managed by villagers but presently no attention is given to water management. Moreover, a number of forests have been converted to roads, residential areas, industrial and other commercial purposes. There is a serious need to preserve and mange forests for sustainable water supply in rural and remote hill villages.


Urgam Valley, Uttarakhand, India

Name of photographer

Dr. Deepak Dhyani

24 Responses to "Supreme value of forests in sustainable water supply"

  1. Dr Parul Srivastava Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Great Job by Dr Dhyani for creating awareness among larger community about Himalayan Ecosystem- their vulnerability and adaptation.

  2. Guru Nathan Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    ya… its indeed the supreme value.. wonderful theme n pic

  3. Louise Fallon O'Hara Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    A fabulous photo.
    Preserve our natural resources now, rather than later, when the damage is more extensive.

  4. Nikhil RK Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Keep it up Dr. Deepak! The Haimalayan ecosystem is very delicate and we must respect it!

  5. aradhana rai Posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    nice photo sir keep it up,raise the iisues…for conserve planet and natural resources…

  6. alok Posted on April 13, 2014 at 1:08 am


  7. SUSHEEL Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm


  8. Shalini Posted on April 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    One of the best pics I have came across in years…!! best

  9. Anchal Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Wonderful photograph Dr. Deepak Dhyani.

  10. Dr. Shiv S. Panse Posted on April 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Saving water can save the life now, and water can only be saved through forests or nantural sources….

  11. DR Gaurav Joshi Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Nice Capture

  12. Dr Madan Pandey Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Great..pic.. Really very true fact about our himalayan region in present days. Even we can observe some places where good amount of water was present before 5 year back, now not a drop of seen in that region. Due to deforestation made by human for unplanned development and due to ignorance of nature.

  13. Krishna Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Nice pic, best wishes

  14. Manu Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    very good photo with nice theme

  15. Anand Bisht Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Save our natural resources for the sustainable development, and conserve it.

  16. samina Posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Water is water no life..lets pledge together to keep it many are dying also without this universal solvelt..

  17. chitra pandey Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    save the Blue Gold for the survival of coming generation.

  18. Mara Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Concrete development is killing India’s water supply.
    Local warming is depleting himalayan glaciers. Nothing can bring life back to more than 1 billion humans. Once the forests are gone, water is gone.

  19. deepp negi Posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:23 am

    True lines and a true capture by photographer.Water of forest is nectar for the villagers.


    Thanks & Regards
    Deepp Negi

  20. naveen ramola Posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:12 am

    nice pic dear….

  21. Nitin Jakhmola Posted on March 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Great Initiative.

  22. Dr K K Das Posted on March 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Dr Deepak Dhyani has rightly raised a pertinent issue of the fragile environment in the Himalayas . Question before us- how best we can preserve mountain forests for for sustainability of water resources before it is too late.

  23. Adam Posted on March 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm


  24. Kailash Dhyani Posted on March 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Deepakji nobody can compare our ‘NATURAL GARHWAL” with any other area. I’m fully agree with your fantastic FOTO & beautiful view of water flowing through from hill down to plains to give life to others.
    During my childhood I read somewhere—-” PRAYER GOES UP,BLESSING COMES DOWN.” proved by picture.

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