We’re all aware that Maharashtra is dealing with a serious water crisis.
Several celebrities like Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar have come forward to help the affected areas, but their donations and village adoptions can only help the situation to an extent.
Low-cost localised watershed management, which was suggested by many villages such as Ralegaon Siddhi, Hiware Bazar, and Hiware, is probably the best way to raise the water table and ensure water security, but only if it is implemented properly.
To make sure that this is done, Paani Foundation is launching the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, which aims to popularise this method and generate a people’s movement in watershed management.
The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is a competition between different villages to see which can contribute most in terms of labour toward watershed management and water conservation during the period of the competition—8th April to 22nd May 2017.
The top three villages across Maharashtra will receive a cash prize of Rs. 50 lakhs, Rs. 30 lakhs and Rs. 20 lakhs respectively.
The pilot of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup created an annual water storage capacity of 1,368 crore litres in three talukas of Maharashtra. In light of this success, the Paani Foundation has launched the initiative on a bigger scale, to cover thirty talukas of the state.
In order to build awareness, the organisation has put out a music video featuring Aamir Khan and Marathi actors, to shed light on the problems that farmers are facing.
Watch the touching video below. The soulful music has been written by Guru Thakur and composed by Ajay-Atul.
For more information on the Water Cup and Paani Foundation, visit: http://www.paanifoundation.in/