In a shocking act of wastefulness, a government official in India has been suspended after he ordered a reservoir to be drained to retrieve his mobile phone. The official, Rajesh Vishwas, dropped his phone into the Kherkatta Dam in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh while taking a selfie. When he realized what he had done, he ordered workers to pump millions of litres of water out of the dam in an attempt to find the phone.
The operation took three days, and by the time the phone was found, it was too waterlogged to work. Vishwas claimed that the phone contained sensitive government data, but he has been accused of misusing his position.
The incident has sparked outrage in India, with many people calling for Vishwas to be fired. The water minister for Chhattisgarh, Mahendra Karma, has said that Vishwas’s actions were “unforgivable” and that he will be “severely punished.”
This is not the first time that a government official has been caught wasting water in India. In 2017, a minister in the state of Uttar Pradesh was caught using a government helicopter to water his lawn. The minister was later forced to resign.
The incidents of water waste by government officials are a reminder of the importance of water conservation in India. The country is facing a severe water crisis, and every drop of water is precious. It is important for all of us to do our part to conserve water, and to hold our leaders accountable when they waste this precious resource.
In addition to the waste of water, this incident also raises concerns about the misuse of power by government officials. Vishwas’s actions show that he is willing to use his position for personal gain, even if it means wasting a valuable resource. This is a serious problem, and it is important to hold officials accountable for their actions.
We need to send a clear message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. We need to demand that our leaders use their power responsibly and that they respect the resources that we all share.