Criminal Waste of Rainwater
The hue and cry over water supply to drought-hit areas will stop as soon as monsoon begins. The rainwater will continue to be neglected and wasted. Most cities have hundreds of buildings with large terraces, from where rainwater can be collected and stored. Even water flowing down the shades of railway platforms can be stored in open wagons and transported later. Methodically collected rainwater can be transported to man-made ponds or trenches in drought-affected areas. If one monsoon is fully utilised, there will be no drought the following summer in Marathwada or Vidarbha.