Actor Randeep Hooda joined a team of volunteers to help people who are reeling under the effect of drought in a village near Nashik.
According to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS), about 42 per cent of India is ‘abnormally dry’ which is around 6 per cent more than last year. Maharashtra is among some of the worst affected areas, apart from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
As Maharashtra is facing severe drought this year again,Our @Khalsa_Aid team is in Nashik to provide water relief & everyday 125000 litres of water is distributed in villages and supplied to the villagers through common wells. @KapilSharmaK9 @RandeepHooda @MikaSingh @RaviSinghKA pic.twitter.com/yIfOBRaRAJ— Amarpreet Singh (@amarpreet_ka) June 11, 2019
Randeep, along with UK-based international humanitarian relief organisation Khalsa Aid, recently visited drought hit Vele village to provide drinking water to the people.
The “Highway” actor took to his social media and shared a video in which he is seen urging the government to “find permanent solutions” for the drought victims.
“I am in village Vele (near Nasik). There is a great shortage of water, especially drinking water… All wells have dried up. This is a serious problem every summer. This area gets hit by drought.
“Khalsa Aid team is here, volunteers are doing great ground work here by providing 25 to 30 water tankers everyday. I urge the government to step in and help these people and find some permanent solutions. A lot of dams are here, but people do not have access to it,” Randeep said in the video.
Volunteers can be seen providing water to the villagers and helping them fill containers.