Superstar actor and newbie politician Rajinikanth on Saturday (29 June) called for taking up rain water harvesting (RWH) on a war footing to address the acute water shortage in the state of Tamil Nadu, Hindu Businessline.
The comments from Rajinikanth come at the backdrop of a massive on-going crisis in Chennai, in which the city has almost run out of water with all four major reservoirs supplying water to the city having gone dry.
Rajinikanth stressed, “As of now, immediate measures that need to be taken is saving rainwater. It should be on a war-footing mode. Then all water bodies, including lakes and ponds need to be desilted ahead of the monsoon season.”
The concerns over the situation in Chennai relating to acute water shortage had also been raised by Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio who had shared a post on Instagram with the title, “Only rain can save Chennai from this situation“.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.