India, the incredible country is facing water crises in many of its states. Prominent states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan is in-depth hit by it. On one hand where people are struggling to fill their pots with fresh and untainted water, countless people are fully busy in enhancing the game spirit and supporting their favorite player in the ongoing IPL (Indian Premier League) matches.
If we look at the facts and recent reports, we will notice that Latur (a small village of Maharashtra) is the worst hit area due to drought. Because of this unpleasant scenario, 3 of the IPL matches were shifted from Mumbai to Jaipur. But this step too doesn’t seem to be a wise decision. Jaipur high court has questioned IPL, asking that if Maharashtra is affect with drought, Jaipur is too suffering from water crises. So, how is the decision of scheduling IPL matches from Mumbai to Jaipur valid?
According to the recent reports of BBC, some 330 million people in 256 districts are hit by the water scarcity problem. It is almost 25% of the total area, within Indian premises. Recently, the news of death of a 12 year child also trolled over the media. Really sad to hear!
If we enjoy even in such situation, we are not going to be a true-citizen of India. We must stand aside of the government and do the best possible to fight with this disaster. The government is doing their homework by sending water tanks via trains to the affected places. All possible help is being executed from their end.
Being a natural calamity, we can’t pause this problem. We can only add our worthy support to the affected people. There are many renowned personalities who are working on the same prospect. We can help them without putting our life’s on a halt.
Nana Patekar has started an NGO “NAAM Foundation” which solely works for the people affected because of the water crisis. Akshay Kumar donated a sum of Rs. 50 lakh to the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan, an initiative by the Maharashtra government. Day after day, countless donations are being send to different NGO’s which are working for these people. So, it’s not like we all are unaware of this crisis and is doing our best to help the people. But that’s all without hampering our day-to-day life.
According to the meteorological assessment, nearly 106% of monsoon is being expected this year. So, the water crisis is not going to rule the country for a long time. Instead, it’s a short term disaster.
All in all, we feel that by just putting the matches on hold will not resolve the water problem in any possible manner. Instead, we must let the people enjoy their personal life. We can help the needy even while watching a cricket match.
So, let’s roar “Its IPL Time”