Amidst several Bollywood stars who have been doing their bit to help the drought affected areas of Maharashtra, yet another actor to join the league is Riteish Deshmukh. The actor visited his hometown Latur to contribute for the cause. At his recent visit, Riteish donated Rs 25 lakhs to ‘Jalyukta Latur’ as his contribution towards drought relief.
Jalyukta Latur is an initiative started by people’s participation to make Latur water sufficient. They have taken up work of desilting the Manjra River which provides water to the area. The work involved includes deepening and widening up the site to 80 metres across 18 km stretch. This will help contain the rain water and it will be made available through out the year.
Riteish visited the site and was impressed by the work done by ‘Jalyukta Latur’ and decided to contribute towards this cause. One of the visitors on site even asked him for his thoughts, since he is from Latur, if he would agree to be the face of this campaign. To this, Riteish readily agreed to extend his support.