Requisition of wells in Thane division to tackle water crisis

Thane: Thane district Collector Ashwini said Konkan Divisional Commissioner has directed Revenue officials for requisition of wells in their jurisdiction in order to meet the current water crisis.

Joshi on launched Jal Jagruti public awareness programme in Thane said officials have been directed to carry out requisition of wells in the division. "After the requisition, including private wells, desilting and repair works of the wells would be undertaken and its water will be used for various purposes other than drinking," she said.

To a query regarding rampant leakages in water distribution system, she said officials have been asked to ensure that leakages are plugged on time to avoid wastage.

The civic corporations at their level are undertaking various measures to educate citizens about the effective usage of water and avoid wastage and as an immediate measure, swimming pools across the district have been asked to shut in view of the acute shortage of water.

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