Flames on Water
“Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.”
Where is it blazing right now? No points for guessing.
Indian government stabilized water dispute with Pakistan with Indus water treaty. It secured ugly spats with Bangladesh on sharing of Bay of Bengal. Another fascinating point here is, recently the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague advised China and ASEAN nations to follow India’s approach for resolving South China Sea issue. But Right here, Right now, our own people are fighting for Mahanadi and Cauvery. Strange enough? Media is also responsible for showing provocative videos repeatedly. Television footage showed flames leaping from burnt-out vehicles in India’s it hub losing international business began to rise. As Indians, Both Karnataka and Tamilnadu are our homes. Its communities are also part of us. At least, that’s how I think. We can only fix it together and not by getting divided as Tamils, Kannadigas or Odia. Where does Odia come from?
We push for large dams, not irrigation.We need to address groundwater crisis.we need to view groundwater and surface water in an integrated, holistic manner. We need proper water management.We require multidisciplinary approach to aid and assist states in case of emergencies. We undeniably need some robust water laws and initiatives from government’s side to tackle water needs of India, to prevent farmers from suicide. It is high time that we go for a new and renewed integrated water commission. But, that’s not sufficient, we as citizens of the country have to act conscientiously to make situation better.
Odisha is battling with Chhatisgarh for Mahanadi water which is the salvation of Odisha. Parallel situation arose in Maharashtra when it was reeling under drought. Godavari River between districts of Nasik and Ahmednagar on one side and Marathwada region on the other took place. State of affairs was undeniably identical as it is today. Water was there but it was just not enough to withstand the needs of farmers in Nasik and Nagar districts. Statically, a demand was made by Marathwada region because of its calamitous need. Remonstrations took place but they were peaceful. At long last, water was on the loose. Now sufficient rainfall has occurred in both regions. Condition is somewhat if not completely better than before. Understood something? Anything?
United we stand, divided we fall, remember?