Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh has donated Rs.25 lakh to 'Jalyukta Latur' as his contribution towards drought relief during his recent visit to his hometown Latur.
Jalyukta Latur is an initiative started by people's participation to make Latur water sufficient. They have taken up work of desilting the Manjira river which provides water to the area.
The work involved includes deepening and widening up the site to 80 metres across an 18 km stretch. This will help contain the rain water and it will be made available throughout the year.
The "Ek Villain" star visited the site and was impressed by the work done by 'Jalyukta Latur' and decided to contribute towards this cause, read a statement.
One of the visitors on site even asked him if he would like to be the face of this campaign. To this, Riteish readily agreed to extend his support.
(With inputs from agencies)