Maharashtra’s Latur has been witness to one of its worst droughts in history with people resorting to unprecedented steps for a drop of water.
The state government had to impose section 144 in the area to quell the protests against water.
On Monday, 10 wagons with 50000 litres of drinking water each, left for drought hit Latur.
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) April 11, 2016
Concerned over the deteriorating crisis, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday asked the residents of Delhi if they were ready to save water from their daily usage for the government to be able to send water to the desperate population of Latur.
He tweeted, “Severe water crisis in Latur. We all shud help. Are all Delhiites ready to save some water daily to send it for our people in Latur?”
Severe water crisis in Latur. We all shud help. Are all Delhiites ready to save some water daily to send it for our people in Latur?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 11, 2016
The drought has affected several parts of India including Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.