Time to Solve Wa­ter Rid­dle

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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.

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