Friday, October 02, 2009

"Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!"

Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Today's headlines in all Indian print, India-centric Internet media and televisions seems to be talking high and low on the rain's fury unleashed in Mahboobnagar and Kurnool districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh which included surrounding the famous Manthrayalam temple of Sri Raghavendra. And the very sad and unfortunate fact is that the district administrations are too lazy to even their move their asses a bit towards any relief measures. At least with respect to the news being aired at 1830 hours, a few of them in the boarding and lodging opposite the temple complained about lack of potable water supply.

Whilst flood situations present a grim picture now and then, the vast nation does not have enough long term vision or planning for a suitable people-friendly storage of water for use during water-dry periods. State and central administrations which are keen to construct flyovers and other infrastructure in an avaricious move to make fast bucks are just paying scant respect towards the welfare of the nation. Blatant deforestation and turbulent disturbance to the ecosystem adds to the woes and compounds to the problem.

Would there be light at the end of the tunnel with such bad rotten apples occupying the administration seats? Time alone can answer this query and heal the wounds of the people.

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