We Need Drinking Water and Not Coke & Pepsi in Rural India

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Mayank said:   1 decade ago
By looking at this topic first thing that come to my mind is that government promises a lot that we will bring technology advancements, new infrastructure, computers etc. To rural India. But just ask the rural people they simply don't want these things, they just want drinking water. People in rural part of India travel miles to get drinking water, and in most of the villages a tanker comes and people fight for their turn to get water as they are actually fighting for life. This situation is quite critical. So government first provide them the basic needs of life instead of keep promising them on the other things which is expressed in the topic as Pepsi, cola.

Cruz said:   1 decade ago
"We Need Drinking Water and Not Coke & Pepsi in Rural India".

We have to understand that why suddenly the above statement arises?, why haven't we discussed these matter in the past?, because the main source of manufacture of these Coke and Pepsi products are water. These factories needs a lot of water for manufacturing and also to take away the waste products at end. That's why they choose river side areas for their factories.

Since the price of land in urban areas are more, since the lack of water in the urban areas are more, these companies prefer more on rural areas.

On the other hand the rural people depends more on these river water for their living, agriculture etc. These companies not only used the rural people water for their products and destroyed the rural people life line, they silence these affected people by brute force.

Now the rural environment is getting affected by these MNC's and when these people protest against this, their grievousness are not even listened by anyone. The government which needs to be the protector of the rural people are turning into a greatest friend for the MNC's. The government in the name of improving the economy of country, increasing employment, increasing the lifestyle of urban people is actually killing the rural people.

Remember that you are not drinking a cool drink, but drinking the blood and tears of the rural affected people. It almost look like they spread the disease and also give the remedy for us at high price.

Think of what will happen when too much water is being used and too much chemicals are being dumped into water, and finally the water dries out. These MNC's will easily relocate their location but what about the people living there.

Please save our environment, and don't fell into these fancy companies and destroy our fellowmen.

Ankit Verma said:   7 years ago
Hello friends,

Water is essential for a life, we can live without coke and Pepsi but we can not live without a water for a day.

But a current condition of our village is worst because most of the village and even a small town does not have a hygienic water to drink whereas Coke and Pepsi and other drinks are easily available. And for a hygienic water they have to suffers a lot.

1) People, as well as Government, take a step.

2) People should educate how to conserve water and don't waste water and how to collect and store Rainwater.

Conclusion: water plays a very important role because it maintains our body temperature and makes us cool and without water, we cannot survive.

Irushana kalrit said:   7 years ago
My view is that we should not drink any Coke or Pepsi etc, because it is harmful to health. But water is good for health, it purifies our body and reduced thirst. But juices are very harmful, it is full of gases. Many harmful ingredients are added. And also it is foreign make, so we must encourage them by drinking their product. So I request everyone to drink water instead of Coke or Pepsi. And these juices are quite expensive. So please do not waste money and spoil our health. Thank you.

Shreya said:   1 decade ago
1. Why is this even a question, far too obviously water is a necessity and not an option. Coke and Pepsi are NOT substitutes for water, they are just other drinks that can be taken once in a while. Drinking them like water will only degrade your health and considering the amount of caffeine and carbohydrates present in it, there is no point of getting into a habit of drinking an unhealthy drink.

2. People in rural India are already suffering from poverty, so why would they waste there money on drinking coke and Pepsi everyday and then spending more on visiting a doctor because of its after effects. A complete waste of money.

3. I would suggest drink coke and Pepsi once in a while and then use that bottle to fill water. There can be no life without water, and that's why we are looking for water on mars and not Coke/Pepsi!

Moinul Haque Khan said:   1 decade ago
Hi friends,

1. While comparing water with coke/pepsi, first thing came in my mind why to compare with coke/pepsi only why not with other soft drinks? is it just because pepsi/coke are the leading brand over the world.

2. We can't start comparing water which is a essential need of a human being and they are on earth from the time of its origin because without water there is no life but without soft drink there always be life as it was earlier.

3. What water will gives us coke/pepsi will never.

4. We can't drink coke/pepsi every time after eating food but we must need to drink water to digest our food.

So these are the importance of water which can't be ignored and hence you all will think the same. Thank you so much.

Ujjavala said:   1 decade ago
Being born and brought up in a city, I often see people around, quenching their thirst with soft drinks neg letting the ultimate source of life, i.e. , WATER. The brand names COKE and PEPSI have become so pandemic these days, that we usually forget that our prime requirement is WATER and not soft drinks which are no less than a venom.

Considering the village aspect,

More than 60percent of the villages lack the basic amenities like sanitation, proper education, health facilities, provision of safe drinking water and probably what not. In such a scenario what we need is pure drinking water and not the presence of MNC giants like coke and pepsi.

I still remember my grandmother saying to me, what a healthy life they used to lead in a village. Everything they consumed was pure and unadulterated. But the things have changed now (at least in the cities). Nothing pure is available and the consequence is deteriorating heath of people all over the nation.

But I am sure that even today there will be some villages in some remote corner in the nation free from adulteration and my only request is let us not affect the healthy lives of people living in those villages because ultimately these people will help us to increase the figures of life expectancy and reduce the figures of infant mortality rate. (as the health of city people is adversely affecting these figures).

Let these villages be free from the dominance of coke and pepsi which has left the health of the city people ruined.

Priya said:   1 decade ago
Drinking water is necessary for all living things. Without water we can't do anything. Water is most important for human body. In our body 75% is filled by water. In coke, Pepsi chemicals are presents. These chemicals are affected our body. It causes many problems. But water gives natural energy to us.

Tasneem said:   1 decade ago
Hello everyone!

The topic for today's discussion is "We need drinking water not pepsi and coke in rural India. " I would like to start the discussion by saying, "Water is life!". Life without water in unimaginable. Each and every minute task of our day to day life requires water in some or the other form. Hence water is a fundamental need of life.

Coming to the rural India, I find it quite amusing that even in a small hamlet in our country we could find a Cool Drink shop near the bus stand but we see women and children travelling long distances, in scorching heat, to get just a pot of drinking water. It has been found out that on an average, an Indian has to walk 3 km to get some drinking water. As always, averages conceal the reality of life.

So I would strongly suggest that we should collectively work towards procuring and making drinking water available to every nook and corner of our country.

Thank you.

Roshan said:   1 decade ago
Hi, Roshan here.

I do agree with mentioned topic and gone through discussion where no.of people given there views and claimed direct on Govt for poor service in rural area. Though I do also agree with the same claims but no one has given any solution what govt should do against this demon situation. So here I go.

1) Govt should implement Prepaid water Scheme (Quantity of water of particular house-hold should be decided and given that much quantity only for mentioned period to concern house-hold).

2) If any particular need more water than define quantity he should have to pay more money than regular.

3) This help to lead govt to control wastage of water & improve awareness of necessity of pure water.

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