A shocking study by Drought Early Warning System reveals that more than 42 per cent of India is dry. Another sad fact is that this is 6 per cent higher compared to the last year. But in Maharashtra, the situation is even worse. The heat wave has hit nearly 50% of the state’s geographical area and the people there are deprived of drinking water.
Randeep Hooda has turned a good Samaritan once again and has joined the relief efforts in the drought-hit area of Maharashtra.
The actor joined UK-based international humanitarian relief organisation ‘Khalsa Aid’ in a bid to provide drinking water to the people drought hit Vele village.
Not just that! He also took to social media handle to share a video wherein he was seen urging the government to “find permanent solutions” for the drought victims.
“I am in village Vele (near Nasik). There is a great shortage of water, especially drinking water… All wells have dried up. This is a serious problem every summer. This area gets hit by drought.
“Khalsa Aid team is here, volunteers are doing great groundwork here by providing 25 to 30 water tankers every day. I urge the government to step in and help these people and find some permanent solutions. A lot of dams are here, but people do not have access to it,” he says in the video.
Well, this is not the first time that the generous actor joined Khalsa Aid to give his helping hand for a cause. On his birthday, he went to Kerala last year at the need of the hour to help the flood victims and then served food.
In addition to that, he has also been part of many Khalsa Aid missions including the cleaning of Juhu beach following the Ganpati Visarjan in 2017.
Apart from Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan have been hit by drought.