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कभी प्यासे को पानी पिलाया नहीं ..
बाद अमृत पिलाने से क्या फायदा..
Shimla, known as the ‘Summer Capital of India’ during the British Raj recently through social media pleaded tourists with the message “Stop visiting Shimla” due to acute water shortage. Residents also claim of sewage water being supplied and believe that the 3rd World War for water would start from Shimla.
Shimla isnt the only state undergoing a water crisis at an alarming rate. UP, Rajasthan and Maharastra, one among the largest states have faced drought for years and had costed lakhs of lives in farm sector.
Does this mean India is a water scarce country?

Definately not, India has 200 rivers and more flowing through 7 major basin. India isn’t even on the list of 36 most water scarce countries of the world.
But India aint’ any Netherland to have ‘Room for River’ project where the fighting for water is replaced by the concept of seasonal collection and embracement of the tidal flow. The poor management of rivers have already wiped out the pious Saraswati from the map and would soon turn the holy Ganga to mere faucet in near future.
The last reservoir that was added to Shimla’s water supply plan was the Ashwani Khad back in 1980’s. Three decades now and no new source of water or tactive adaption of any rainwater harvesting has been adapted. Even the Ashwani Khad had contaminated water this year.
The people of India layer environment with complexities of religion, politics and consumerism to corrupt the basic notion of environmental protection.
Water, now invariably has become a part of consumerist society which purchases the basic necessity at a cost of ₹20 without hesitation. Bisleri is now even ambitious of planting a new plant every month for the next 2-3 years to gain out of the contemporary water war.
The ‘dreamt Shanghai of India’ Bombay collapses after first monsoon rain and no odd-even tantrum is helping purify Delhi’s air. The villages in Odisha are drowning and the farmers of Bundelkhand are commiting suicide with drought.
India blessed with as many rivers are just oscillating between the drought phase and the flood phase. This is just because people of India Layer Environment with complexities of consumerism, politics and religion (intentionally repeated).

Consumerism covers up Environmental Protection the way Modi and the French guy in billboard is covering the shit from the pipe flowing in Ganga. Politics is flaunted with this designed billboard for covering up Modi’s inaction towards clean Ganga project and the billboard analogy between Banaras and Paris. Religion is avoiding all conservationist attitude towards Ganga

to pray to holy river.

The trio is indeed dangerous when together.

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