Standing Committee accuses BMC of excessive water supply cut

Standing Committee member and opposition leader Abhijit Singh had stated that if the officials did not reach a proper decision then he will resort to indefinite fasting

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After a disappointing monsoon, Mumbaikars have been facing a water supply cut initiated by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) due to low rainfall. The municipal corporation had earlier decided to imply 10 per cent cut November 15 onwards so that the citizens across Mumbai get water from the lakes throughout the year without any hassle.

However, the cut has increased to 25-30 per cent which has concerned people across Mumbai as they are facing an excessive water cut. Reacting to the same, opposition leaders at the Municipal Corporation protested against the injustice by creating chaos in front of the Standing Committee on Wednesday.

Standing Committee member and opposition leader Abhijit Singh stated that if the officials did not reach a proper decision then he will resort to indefinite fasting. He also received support from several other opposition party leaders who have been adamant about the issue and have been fighting for the people.

Sharing his views with Mumbai Live, Singh said

We have approached BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and have received assurance from BMC administration that they’ll look into the matter and find a solution. Therefore, we have decided to draw back our protest right now. However, if the issue is not resolved then the opposition will unite for the people’s purpose.”

Every year, Mumbai supplies 14.47 lakh litres of water but this time, water reserves in Mumbai have received less water in ponds than last year. Until November 2017, ponds in the city were filled up to 92 per cent, but this time it is reported that only 76 per cent water has been accumulated due to low rainfall.

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