NOT that the city seems at all bothered, but Mumbai is now the capital of a state facing its worst drought, we are told, since 1971. And even then, it was just five districts that were badly affected, while this time it is 12.
And yet, our politicians can bear to go around with smiles on their faces, in spite of the knowledge that they are perceived by us as the architects of the disaster we are currently facing, especially with regard to our natural resources. And with a straight face, Sharad Pawar ‘hints’ at a sum of Rs.1,000 crore to handle the problem, money that is moist likely chump change of them, considering the private fortunes our netas have amassed by the most amoral means known to man.
Meanwhile, the shelters in the districts, for man and animals, are growing in numbers and filling up. Mumbai had better get ready for an influx as well.