Arvind Kejriwal praises to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making efforts to resolve the water problem in drought-hit Latur and sought his help to send water to the parched district in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region.
Kejriwal in a letter to the Prime Minister said the people of Delhi are ready to send 10 lakh litres of water per day to Latur for the next two months and demanded that the Centre make arrangements for transportation.
Delhi also faces water shortages. But considering the sinister situation in Latur, it is our responsibility to help people there. If you find it appropriate, you may appeal the chief ministers of other states in this regard. I am sure they will also extend a helping hand,” Kejriwal said.
Earlier, ten railway wagons with five lakh litres of water which left from Miraj Junction railway station yesterday, reached the parched region of Latur in Marathwada region.
Is the drinking water shortage of the prevailing intensity confined only to Latur for we see the media focusing on it alone? It isn’t. It is so in Parbhani where too the district administration had to impose propitiatory orders to ensure none stole the nectar of life and disturb the presumed equity in its distribution. Each and every Marathwada district is in its clutches and as the summer peaks, the fears of worsening follow.
Arvind Kejriwal for offering water to Latur. Hope all states help the drought affected areas Marathawada.
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