Forget about limited Cauvery water distribution. Make more big artificial lakes and ponds in barren rocky waste lands in Tamil Nadu and collect rain water during heavy rainy seasons on war footing even if you have to transport them from very long distances. See the old walled Bijapur city of Karnataka having about half dozen square shaped deep water tanks made of granite stones near the outer boundaries for water storage during Adil Shahi empire made three centuries ago , still intact but not in use. Are we behind even the technology of that time when neither electricity nor petrol nor Portland cement was known to anyone. By the order (under immediate master plan) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , lakhs of workers , labourers , civil contractors, large number of civil and telecommunication engineers worked very - very hard continuously on non stop basis day and night on war footing for two months from mid of August to mid of October , 1947 to convert and broaden non motorable kuchcha rough road (not usable even for bullock carts till then) into high quality pukka road from Pathankot tehsil of Gurdaspur district to Jammu city via Kathua : similar road from Jammu to Srinagar via Poonch ( near border and of great strategic importance) was also constructed ; a floating Pontoon bridge on the river Ravi(coming on the way) , all strong enough to withstand the weight of heavy military vehicles and tanks etc. were made , secret underground telegraphic communication lines were also laid from Pathankot to Srinagar via Jammu and Poonch , all necessary for military actions in pre - planned manner to help and facilitate the accession of J & K state to India later when first Kashmir war broke out from 27 th October , 1947. Before those constructions on war footing entire road , rail , communication and postal links of Delhi with Srinagar were through Rawalpindi only which India lost after partition from August 14 , 1947. That's why Mahraja of Kashmir was not in a position to to accede his state to India on 15 th August , 1947 even if he wished so, in absence of those routes and facilities through which Indian military forces could have come to his rescue in the event of possible natural revolt of most of the people of the Kashmir valley and Poonch, Mirpur and Rajauri districts. For those constructin works , arrangements of light , mobile markets , cinema houses and temporary shelters on the entire routes were done. Thus, it could be done in 1947 so fast as per need of the hour during the period of modest technology. RSS people proudly say that they provided big manpower for the same at that time. If there is a will , there is a way. Miss J. Jayalalitha decided to construct a more than 1000 km long strong wall of 50 feet high from Kanya Kumari to Chennai to prevent effects of tsunami in future. Hats off for her for such decisions. If one tenth of the money to be used in such project of lengthy wall is utilised for constructing a flat topped stony simple five kilometre high and two kilometre broad at the top on completely rocky wasteland (available in plenty in Tamil Nadu) its top will surely have hugh snow cap throughout the year prviding continuously clean and non cotaminated drinking water for billions of years to come. It is scientifically possible. Here also if you have a will , there is a way. So, go ahead for those things to be made fast.
1. Article of Anil Athale p.2 in 'Sunday Observer' , Mumbai dt. 26 th October , 1997.
2. Book : Patel , A Life by Rajmohan Gandhi.
3. Editorial : Times , London dt. 1 - 10 - 1947.
4. White paper of RSS in 1993.
5. Letter of Shiv Shankar Singh in Sunday Mid Day dated 19 - 07 - 2001 titled 'Surprising Facts'.
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