Time to Solve Water Riddle
Maharashtra has sought .₹ 5,000-crore loan from the World Bank to fight drought. Every year, the Centre grants thousands of crores as relief but status quo remains unchanged. The cess on petro-products has raked up .₹ 1,600 crore for construction of dams, canals, lagoons and wells. Dr Chitale panel had unearthed irrigation scam worth .₹ 70,000 crore. One wonders why no action has been taken against the alleged scamsters? The solution lies in constructing lagoons, wells and dams, and exploring linking of rivers.