School of Thoughts

February 12, 2007

Bangalore Bandh Over water…

Filed under: Bangalore,News — Sanju Rajan @ 10:27 am

Today the silicon valley of India – Bengalooru has come to a standstill following a dawn to dusk bandh(general strike) called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest the last week’s award of Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal on water sharing between some of the south-Indian States. Check here to get an idea of what the Cauvery Dispute is all about. All the autos, buses, taxi cabs and other vehicles are off the roads and all the hotels,shops and others commercial establishments have downed shutters showing their support for the bandh. All the government offices and IT companies are also closed today, while some IT companies have given their employees an option to work from home. The company where I work has forcefully made me sick for a day 🙂 and has told me to better sit at home..Confused ? Ok I’ll clarify. All the employees have been given a days off without any additional working day on Saturday; but the catch is that a sick leave will be deducted from the total leaves we have.I really wish I could take my bike out for a ride as there will not be the normal hustle and bustle on the roads. But I wouldn’t dare to do it today !!

I was reading a report about water scarcity and the author mentions there is little question that water scarcity will be a problem in some regions in the future. Global warming is likely to alter rainfall patterns in many regions, and long-term planning for water supply must take this into consideration. Otherwise the next world war will not be for Oil,power, nuclear weapons,etc..but for water

How true !! We are already seeing signs of it back here !!!


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