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During extreme summer doctors say drink plenty of water
This brief write-up is about Allahabad, but it applies to other cities as well. This summer is too extreme, and many people are getting sick. Doctors are advising people to drink plenty of water to save themselves from a heat-stroke, and their advice is absolutely correct.

BUT THE point is: From where is one to get water when taps remain dry because the tube-wells are not functioning due to fault in their motors or because of the bursting of the transformer of their locality? We find demonstrations almost every day in the interior of the city where there is acute water crisis. But in isolated places too this torture is being undergone by the people.

A resident of the Drummond Road rang me up to say that for two and half days there was no electricity, no water in their areas. "Hell, above would be a better place to live in than Allahabad," he shouted at the top of his voice, almost bursting my ear drums: "Doctors say boil water before drinking. People ask from where we get water."

It should be the duty of the concerned municipal officers to take the tankers to thirsty localities to carry water to the affected localities. They have been sending tankers but obviously they are unable to cope with the demand. That alone provides strong testimony to the deplorable state of affairs on the water front. That is why I suggest that Rotary (service before self) and Lions Clubs should join hands to select some localities where they may arrange water supply as a part of their social service. There are other social service organizations too which can render this humanitarian service.

Long, long ago there used to be 'piaos' in several roads of Civil Lines. Today, they have all disappeared. I am told that they were installed near boundary walls of big bungalows of Civil Lines. Alas! All those bungalows have disappeared and with them are gone those people too who had a human heart to feel the pain of a thirsty man.

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