It’s June and the rains have not come. The wait has been long. The stifling heat sears the skin and we find ourselves sweating more than usual. The rain usually brings some respite from the heat. But this year it’s blistering hot. It’s not advisable to venture out in the afternoon when the sun is the hottest. And inside houses fans and air-conditioners are turned on to mitigate the heat waves seeping in.
If the rains don’t come portends aren’t very good. India is basically an agrarian economy that depends a lot on agriculture. if the rains don’t fall there are many consequences which are:
1. Watersupply of cities will stop
2 . Powercuts will implemented.
3. Fights will happen over petty matters
4. Husbands and wives will fight
5. Politicians will fight.
6. Political parties will fight.
7. Food will be in short supply, and very expensive.
Well, that is the gist of it. The new prime minister intends to reach water to all drought-hit areas of the country. Trains will be employed for the purpose, as I read in today’s paper.
Hope the rain comes soon!