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    RWH should be taken up on war footing: Rajinikanth

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    "As of now, immediate measures that need to be taken is saving rain water. It should be on a war-footing mode," he said.

    The 69-year-old actor was speaking to reporters here on his arrival from Mumbai, where he was shooting for his film 'Durbar.'
    Chennai: Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth Saturday said Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) should be taken up on a war-footing to address the acute water crisis in the state.

    The 69-year-old actor was speaking to reporters here on his arrival from Mumbai, where he was shooting for his film 'Durbar.'

    "As of now, immediate measures that need to be taken is saving rain water. It should be on a war-footing mode. Then all water bodies, including lakes and ponds need to be desilted ahead of the monsoon season", he said to a query on the water crisis prevailing in Tamil Nadu.

    The city is facing a severe crisis with all four major reservoirs supplying water going bone dry, forcing residents to look for alternatives to tide over the crisis.

    Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio had recently expressed concern over the acute water crisis in Tamil Nadu.

    The 44-year-old actor, one of the most vocal environmentalists in Hollywood, had shared a post by news outlet BBC on Instagram with the title, "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation".

    Rajinikanth replied in the affirmative when asked whether he was upset at not being able to cast his vote in the recently held South Indian Artists Association election.

    "Yes (I am upset). Because I did not receive the postal votes on time", Rajinikanth said.

    The bi-annual South Indian Artists Association was held on June 23 as per the orders of the Madras High Court. Nearly 1,604 actors and actresses, including top actors Kamal Hassan and Vijay cast their votes.

    However, Rajinikanth missed out as he was in Mumbai for shooting for his upcoming flick 'Durbar'.

    He had expressed his regret at not being able to vote in a tweet, saying that he had received the postal votes for the election only at 6.45 pm on June 22 despite his efforts to get it earlier.
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    6 Comments on this Story

    alagappan lakshmanan447 days ago
    Tamilians should be ashamed not for bacause an actor or Kannadiga us advising but must be ashamed for "not incorporating a meaningful real RWH system in each house in Chennai or Tamilnadu. When ISHA SadhGuru drove a car through more than 20 stated to create awareness for Recovering Rivers by planting trees along the River coast for a width of one kilometer on both river coasts, Tamilnadu politicians were dozing without taking any action.
    alagappan lakshmanan447 days ago
    Rain Water Harvesting system was adopted 100s of years back in Chettinadu area, which is the most dry area in Tamilnadu, with many lakes/open tanks in Ground called Oorani and supplementary/complementary system of Kammai, Madavai, waterways and periodical desilting of Ooranis etc. All these Ooranis are empty and barren since many waterways lands were allotted/gifted as Puramboke lands to Dravidian party cader functionaries leading to disconnect between Ooranis and Kammai and waterways. There was an FM alloting budget for these by singing a Poem on budget speech in 2005 like Dravidian parties cheating tamilians with freebies and Tamil songs and cliches. Where had the budget of so called poetic FM gone? God knows.
    Sonti Svln Sastry447 days ago
    promoted by all prominent people
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