Was touched by the efforts put in by the Uncle from Mumbai for his society, villagers from all over places and an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu - My salute to all of them.
Sir, Seen the later of the episode on the water. Was touched by the efforts put in by the Uncle from Mumbai for his society, villagers from all over places and an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu - My salute to all of them. My main aim to tell you the story for the crises and value of the water. I was in Indian Air Force and served the country for 23 years. Now, recently I left (30 Nov 11) the IAF due my personal problems. When I go back in the year 2006, I was posted to Air Force Utarlai, Barmer, Rajasthan. In the month of Aug, there was raining all over in the Rajasthan. On 19th Aug 2006, there was heavy rain in that region and on that night at around 0015, call bell of my house was belled by someone, when I went to open up the door, what I see that there was water all over the place (I was staying in Ground Floor). It was the matter of concern. In the morning, some part of our domestic (residential area) and some part of our Technical Area got affected by the flood. Somehow we could manage some sort of rescue operations (there is also a long story in between, which will be a boring thing for you). During that period we were expecting our first child (that news we got after a gap of four years of marriage). Railway link from Balotra to Barmer got effected very badly. So, trains stopped operating after Balotra. Road got affected and situation became worse to worsen when we got the news that pipeline, which connects to AF Station got damaged. One can imagine, what will be situation. Since, it was with everybody over there. Anyhow, I could manage to leave my wife to my native place after a week of this. When I came back alone I saw the crisis of water, there was no water supply in the water connection for almost 3/4 months (which I dont remember exactly). We used the water (for other than drinking and cooking purpose), which was stagnated at major portion of our technical area. And we use to get water tanker from neighboring Army unit and we used some times only 20 Ltrs of water in a day. For me there was no problem, since I was alone but people those were having family they have struggled a lot during that period. So, nobody can understand that what is water crises, specially those who are not use to it, since my childhood, I never faced water crises, prior to this incident. Though, I am always in the favour to not to waste the water but this period was very crucial. I live in Delhi and now also we face quite a lot of problem with regard to Non supply of water in some part of the city and specially in our locality. But, the problem here is in Delhi Nobody is like the lady IAS Officer, who changed the scienrio at Chennai. I dont say that you cannot do it in Delhi but atleast someone in Delhi can start this. In Delhi the department of Delhi Jal Board is so shameless even they don't bother to give any reply or solve the problem. Anyway sir, this was my story with regard to having seen, what is water crisis ? I hope nobody face this problem, which we faced. But it was the great support of our friends (soldiers / seniors ) and our families who kept our morale in the hour of crises. My salute to all of them, who were posted at that place during that period. I too want to do something for this issue but due to paucity of time in earning the livelihood, am not able to spare time for this issue. Please do suggest / guide me how can I contribute in this regard ? Thank you and Regards R V