Mumbai: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has decided to adopt, support and uplift two villages severely affected by drought in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The actor Amir Khan recently visited the drought-affected regions of the Indian state Maharashtra that faced one of the worst water crisis when he came across two of the most adversely affected villages, Tal and Koregaon in Sitara district when he made this decision.
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The actor who also appeared in Satyamev Jayate star has joined the noble cause race after actors Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar also supported and adopted many droughts-affected villages.
The Maharashtra government has started a program Jal Yukta Shiver, which aims to water harvesting techniques including construction of ponds.
Later on, Akshay Kumar had also generously donated 5 million rupees toward the state-led initiative. Legendary actor Nana Patekar has distributed cheques among widows of farmers who have committed suicide over the water crisis and diverting relief towards the area.
For those not in the know, Aamir had adopted villages of Kutch in Gujarat after the state saw the worst earthquake ever in 2001.
Aamir Khan is also closely working with his NGO, Paani Foundation, to bring relief to over 120 villages in the drought-hit region. He asserted that people should join hands and ensure the success of these programs launched by the government. Aamir also launched a water management and decentralization initiative, the Satyamev Jayte Water Cup.
[quote]The water issue in Maharashtra is worsening every passing day. To tackle this problem permanently, we have to give preference to the success of Jal Yukta Shivar and similar projects.[/quote]
It may be mentioned that Aamir Khan had adopted villages of Kutch in Gujarat after the worst earthquake 2001. Recently, he also visited Beed from Aurangabad, which is one of the three worst affected districts in Maharashtra.
Amir praised the efforts of the state government saying that “Arresting rain water and conserving every drop are the only options to fight droughts and drought-like situations in the long run.”
The actor has even done reality chat shows discussing some major issues of the society like rape, corruption, honor killing among others in varied episodes of Satyamev Jayate. On the Bollywood front, Aamir Khan is gearing up for the sports drama Dangal, based on the journey of real life wrestler Mahavir Phogat.