Crim­i­nal Waste of Rain­wa­ter

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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.

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