Friday, June 4, 2010

Environment Day Appeal :Vidarbha reports 213 Human ,more than 2300 Bats ,312 Monkeys Deaths due to Heat wave in last ten days



Environment Day Appeal :Vidarbha reports 213 Human ,more than 2300 Bats ,312 Monkeys Deaths due to Heat wave in last ten days,’ water scarcity forcing more than 12 Million People to drink Toxic Water

NAGPUR-June 5 ,2010



The heat wave sweeping across vidarbha claimed 213 lives while there are wide spread reports of deaths of more than 2300 bats and 312 monkeys due to on going Heat Wave The death toll in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra mounted to 213 since May 24, 2010 as per reports of these deaths came from Nagpur, Buldhana, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Amravati and Gadchiroli districts,Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed in a press note today.


Here is the date wise death count of victims due to on going Heat wave

Date

Death Due to Heat wave in vidarbha

24th may

30

25th may

31

26 th may

36

27th may

33

28th May

18

29th May

11

30th May

10

31ST May

14

1st JUNE

12

2nd JUNE

08

TOTAL

213


Chandrapur,Yavatmal,Akola ,Amaravati ,Buldhana and Washim has crossed whewa s wardha reported allmost 50°C this year and water crisis is adding fuel to the scorching heat wave as region is reeling under drought and state administration has shown it’s inability to tackle the crisis ,VJAS added.

“most of rivers ,dam and water reservoirs are completely dry ,there is no water in the forest and the village too .in last two days deaths of thousands of bats and hundreds of monkeys reported but this is piece of iceberg as more than 12 milion population is drinking water which is being mined below the 200 meters which is very toxic damaging major organs.the administration has declared this water is unsafe for drinking they have no choice or solution to provide the safe drinking water as per CM Ashok Chavan water crisis are so serious that 20,240 villages facing water scarcity, only 4 % water in Marathwada dams, and 3% in vidarbha dams . CM said that we all know the problems give him the Solution.

The uncontrolled water mining and mega deforestation in central India and unplanned surface water management in the region is the result of ecological crisis; the drastic climate is change is manmade due to wrong policies of administration. the intensity of heat wave and new peak in parametric graph is significant higher in the vidarbha region where surface water management is nil and area has lost major forest cover due illicit tree cutting by politicians which has converted vidarbha in to desert in last decade and we are paying the price of it,today hundreds of innocent are been killed by sunstroke ,next summer will claim thousand lives if these ecological imbalance is not corrected. this is very big warning of climate change and Indian Govt. should respond to it ” Kishor tiwari of VJAS urged Indian Govt on “Environment Day” today .

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