Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat


Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

Nana,Akshay and Aamir helps out drought affected Maharashtra

--L-- IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 14 July 2012
Posts: 43081

Posted: 19 April 2016 at 2:56pm | IP Logged
Some of the most famous names from the Bollywood fraternity have come forward in a bid to lessen the water crisis in the drought-hit state of Maharashtra. We have seen how Nana Patekar has been actively helping the farmers of the affected areas. This time, two other actors have also joined hands with the Maharashtra government  to bring about a relief for the drought affected areas.

Aamir Khan has come forward and adopted two villages " Tal and Koregaon " in Maharashtra. He is also touring the drought-hit areas of the state to teach villagers the technique of water conservation. Aamir, along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, recently launched the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, which is a water management and decentralisation contest among the villages of Maharashtra. In this competition, villages will be involved in water conservation activities, with the winning village bagging prize money of Rs. 50 lakh. The contest will be held between April 15 and May 31. Aamir is also working for water management in Maharashtra through a separate initiative - the Paani Foundation. In 2001 also, Aamir had adopted a village in Bhuj, Gujarat which was devastated by earthquakes.

Actor Akshay Kumar also passed his support by donating Rs 50 lakh for Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan. This Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is a state-sponsored initiative to make the villages in Maharashtra drought-proof. This initiative will also be involved in the construction of ponds in farms to harvest water.

Maharashtra is currently witnessing one of the history's worst drought situation in several areas. Out of 43,000 villages in the state, 27,723 villages have been declared drought-hit and 54 out of the 75 medium dams have been declared dry. The state is left with mere 380 cubic metres of water for use, making life worse than hell for the farmers and their families. Around 2,590 farmers ended their lives between January to October 2015, reported The Hindu. This year also, at least 57 farmers have committed suicide till March 1.

  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Gem from past Sharukh calling Aamir chichora,Aamir ka palatwar

2 3 4

Author: ChotaBheem   Replies: 25   Views: 2966

ChotaBheem 25 2966 10 July 2016 at 2:05pm by -Vaishvi-
reduced security for 40 celebs incl SRK and Aamir - Aamir in favor

2 3

Author: Cutiepie Rani   Replies: 21   Views: 1946

Cutiepie Rani 21 1946 08 January 2016 at 5:24pm by Mistyy
Akshay-priyanka or akshay-katrina

Author: Siddymfc   Replies: 2   Views: 422

Siddymfc 2 422 18 October 2015 at 11:37am by Perfangel5655
Aamir-HR or Aamir-SRk or Salman-HR?

2 3 4

Author: AllBlacks1   Replies: 26   Views: 1827

AllBlacks1 26 1827 04 June 2015 at 5:47am by TeAmo_Messi


Author: adyluvskat   Replies: 15   Views: 3968

adyluvskat 15 3968 12 March 2014 at 2:48am by BollyBoy

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index