Thane: After prevailing through a drought situation and witnessing several cases of wastage of water, the locals of Shahapur launched a crusade against Mumbai’s metropolitans.
More than 350 men and women of Shahapur tehsil in Thane district on Saturday started a protest march against wastage of water in Mumbai.
The Shahapurites warned Mumbai’s elite residents to stop taking their water supply or they will shut the supply. They said in clear and bold words, “Our need is above your luxury”.
Shahapur supplies Mumbai with 2960 million litres of water every day. If this same amount is given to the villagers, they can survive a year. Besides, over Rs 1 lakh of water bills are pending with the ministers in Mumbai.
The Shahapur villagers who are actually the custodians of the lakes that supply water to Mumbai are suffering. However, they cannot use that water because it is owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
On the one hand where Shahapur villagers have to go miles in search for water pockets, they have alleged the wastage of water by the elite society of Mumbai.