Thousands of litres of water splashed to make roads dust free for Haryana CM


In another case of utter insensitivity, it has emerged that thousands of litres of water was splashed ahead of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s visit to review drought affected areas in the state.

A report by India Today said that the government officials kept ‘sprinkling 1000s of litres of water’ till Khattar’s chopper landed in Yamunanagar on Wednesday.

And if that wasn’t enough, the authorities also wasted water on sprinkling the road, which CM’s convoy was scheduled to take.

According to the channel, the authorities have defended the waste, while the opposition parties have slammed the BJP-led government.

This has come after at least one thousand litres of water was wasted on sprinkling the road in Bagalkot in Karnataka ahead of the state’s chief minister, Siddaramaiah’s visit to drought-hit area.

According to reports, the exercise was to make the roads dust-free for the chief minister.

Last week, 10,000 litres of water was used for the helipad of Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse, when he visited the drought-hit Latur.

Khattar’s alleged insensitivity has come despite Supreme Court pulling up his government for not declaring the drought in the state even though many districts in the state suffered from severe shortage of water and scant rainfall.

On 12 April, Supreme Court had pulled up Haryana’s BJP government for providing incomplete data on drought saying that it was not a show.

The furious Supreme Court was hearing a petition seeking help for farmers at a time 10 states had declared drought.

Haryana government had submitted an affidavit earlier, but had given incomplete data.

Commenting on that, the apex court said, “Why should we take incomplete affidavit? We have to cross check those figures again if you give those affidavits later… We will not accept your affidavit now. This is not a show. Is this some kind of a joke going on?”