Submit monthly reports on water schemes: Bombay HC to Maharashtra govt

The high court said the government should concentrate on other areas besides Latur too, to mitigate the severy water crisis that has hit the state.

| Mumbai | Published: April 13, 2016 1:00 am
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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday, while hearing a petition relating to the use of water during the Kumbh Mela Shahi Snan last year, said the government should inform them every four weeks on the progress made by them in implementing water schemes.

The government submitted the short-term and long-term measures it planned to implement to tide over the water shortage in the state.

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The state said it had already implemented a state water policy laying out priorities for using water. One of the long-term measures mentioned by the state included maintaining groundwater levels by using drip irrigation.

The high court said the government should concentrate on other areas besides Latur too, to mitigate the severy water crisis that has hit the state.

“Scarcity of water is happening due to various reasons like global warming. We can’t always depend on rain Gods, we have to make an attempt and find a solution,” said the court.

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