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HC asks Maha govt about steps taken to tackle drought

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The has sought to know from the government what measures it proposes to tackle "serious" issues like in the state.

A vacation bench of Justices Ajey Gadkari and N J Jamadar was hearing a petition filed by activist Sanjay Lakhe Patil, seeking setting up of independent disaster management committees in each district of the state.

Patil sought for implementation of the 2016 disaster management guidelines which listed several measures to be undertaken by the to tackle natural calamities and disasters, including

When the petition was heard on Monday, Patil produced records before the court to show that water levels in dams and other resources had gone down in the state's Vidarbha and Marathwada regions.

"The issue is serious. We want some from the to inform us what measures the government proposes to take (to tackle the issue)," the court said.

The bench then posted the petition for further hearing on May 20.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:16 IST
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