Aamir Khan to promote water scheme

Mumbai: After being dumped as the brand ambassador of Incredible India, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan would lend his voice and communication skills for Jalyukt Shivar, the flagship campaign of the BJP-Shiv Sena saffron alliance government to make Maharashtra drought-free by 2019.

Throughout the day, there were speculations that the 50-year-old Khan would be the brand ambassador of Jalyukt Shivar, however, in the evening the speculations were set to rest.

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In fact, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis shares a good equation with Aamir Khan and the latter was also at the Maharashtra Rajani, the cultural extravaganza of the Make in India week, which had to be cancelled after the grand stage at the Girgaum Chowpatty caught fire.

The Jalyukt Shivar project involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds.

Paani Foundation, a not-for-profit company started by actor Aamir Khan and director Kiran Rao, announced its partnership with the Maharashtra government to solve the water crisis in the state. The project, called ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’, is aimed at solving the water through a people’s movement. The NGO of the actor would supplement the efforts of the government.

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