12th Episode of Satyamev Jayate asked the nation a very important question. Apart from food, clothing and shelter, water today has become the major necessity for living today. But the way water scarcity hit the nation as a part of global water crisis, it has become necessary for this issue to be raised. Aamir Khan did it in his show yesterday on 22 July 2012.
Aamir Khan is about to wind up the show with a promise of SMJ Season 2 next year. Well justice to season 2 will be done only when the issues addressed in this year’s episodes are taken seriously. So far the response from all over the nation has been tremendous. Many state governments took steps regarding issues like female foeticides, honour killing, human scavenging, organic farming and other topics. Awareness like never before has been made in the public due to which city is witnessing minute changes in the attitude of public. Same is the intensity of this water scarcity issue.
Rain water harvesting, cleaning of rivers and other drinking water bodies were some remedies suggested during the episode. Our major river like Ganga, Yamuna and Godavari are drying up faster than before and it is high time that we as common man do something towards it. The video clippings shown during the show told us about those villages which are facing severe drought and famine conditions. Water to these villages is coming only through tankers; which is a pathetic situation.
States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajesthan are in acute water shortage. We being at our homes cannot do anything in that states, but definitely can strive to implement some rain water harvesting methods. In Chennai under the supervision of IAS officer Shanta Sheela Nair, people could successfully harvest rain water and solve the issue to certain extent.
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