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Holi: Tweeple request conservation of water


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Mumbai, March 26: Maharashtra is grappling with one of the worst droughts since 1972. Owing to the terrible situation the state is facing, actor Amitabh Bachchan has appealed on twitter for a 'dry holi'. Bachchan tweeted, "Water shortage in Maharashtra...And it's only March. What will happen in Summer? Save Water! Play a dry Holi!!"

While #loveholi and #happy holi are trending on twitter, citizens too are requesting tweeple to be responsible with water owing to it's severe shortage. Many are doing their share in conserving water. For instance, Mumbai University students are performing street plays to spread the message for need for conservation of water. A student of MU was quoted as saying, "It was an awareness campaign through which we wanted to give out the message that since there is a drought in Maharashtra people should less water or avoid using water this Holi."

At Tohafa India, which sells Holi merchandise, 'water- consuming products have been removed from their shelves'. "We have launched products that use a minimal amount of water and we are getting good support from customers. They are promoting this cause and they are equally worried and thoughtful about supporting people in Maharashtra through minimum use of water," Sudhir Mishra from Tohfa India was quoted as saying.

A sample of the tweets include:

Shekhar Kapur ‏@shekharkapur 19: Happy Holi everyone. But would Holi be same without water? v may not have a choice soon, so save water

kUmAR tAURAni ‏@kumartaurani: HAPPY HOLI, Please don't use water this HOLI.....

SonaliRanade ‏@sonaliranade : Happy Holi all. Have funnn .. & spare the water this time ;-)

Alka Dwivedi ‏@alka_d If we don't have enough water for Holi why are jurnos not asking questions to a party who is in power for almost 50 yrs? #HappyHoli

Rahul Deo ‏@rahulrdeo : Celebs and all asking us for dry holi and to promote brands with holi more water is being wasted!

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