Sunday, October 28, 2012

WHO REGULATES THE PRICE OF BOTTLED DRINKING WATER IN THE COUNTRY ?





        
  SUNSET TIME ON BEACH NEAR HOTEL RADISSON BLU GOA

PHOTO AUTAR MOTA  . OCTOBER 2012

TO THESE PHOTOGRAPHS  I ADD A BRIEF STORY ON  BOTTLED DRINKING WATER

Water, so essential to life on this planet was perhaps provided free to us by nature .Our selfishness made us to spoil it wherever it existed . We even did not spare the sources. We treated our lakes shabbily dumping all our wastes . They  got choked and contaminated . We threw our drains and sewerages back to the pure water source below the soil making everything unfit for consumption. The village wells have since dried up . The village ponds are nothing less than mud and filth . Our underground water has arsenic , lead and other poisonous substances .Our rivers carry entire filth of the lanes and drains of our cities .we have angered the rain god as well. Where is the water to drink now?

Yes buy in bottles and pay for the collective negligence .Buy a litre for 12 Rupees or 15 Rupees or 20 Rupees or even 80 rupees . On my recent visit to Goa , I bought it at Rs 15 a litre from the market . Again inside the departure lounge of  Indira Gandhi international Airport  I bought half a litre HIMALAYAN brand drinking water bottle  for   Rs40 . The Hotel where I stayed for my morning flight to Goa charged Rs40 for one litre bottle .

I have also checked up and found that the wholesale price of  a litre bottle of quality  drinking water  is just Rs 6 to 7 only. The manufacturer must be selling for Rs4 to 5 at the most . A huge margin ranging from Rs5 to 75 per litre bottle is coughed up by the  greedy men involved in the supply chain  of this commodity. Does any authority  regulate the sale price of bottled drinking water in the country ?Every one  needs  to know .Could  any person let us know?
 Should not our government  intervene and ensure that the sale price of one   litre bottle  of drinking water does not go beyond Rs10 at any station or centre in the country?  I am sure we shall be shortly buying this commodity at Rs100 a litre .

Aey Mouje balaa Unko Bhi Zara - Do Chaar Thapeide Halqe Se ,
 Kuchh Log Abi Taq Saahil se Tufaan Kaa Nazaara kartey Hain    . 


(O High Tide! Reach to them and splash them gently three four times ,

Since some  people still continue to watch the turbulence

from the safe distance of the sea shore)

(  Photo And Text by Autar Mota  )

28th October  Sunday 2012 .. Time 3.20 PM Good Afternoon
                                                                  
Creative Commons LicenseCHINAR SHADE by Autarmota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India License.
Based on a work at http:\\autarmota.blogspot.com\.

1 comment:

  1. Get the Dr. Iqbal Sahab Shayari and Quotes, poetry collection online in Urdu and English. Beautiful Shayari and Quotes of Dr. Iqbal Sahab. beautiful quotes by dr. iqbal sahab

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.