New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking ban of water supply to liquor industries in Maharashtra in view of water crisis situation in the state.

Earlier, a petition said that instead of curtailed water supply to the liquor industries, there should be no supply of water at all, as the entire region is facing acute water shortage.

A vacation bench of Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the plea today after an advocate mentioned the matter before it, seeking this supply be instead made available for drinking purposes.

The petitioner said that people are being deprived of drinking water, as it is being given to the liquor industries instead.

The state government was recently asked by the Bombay High Court to curtail water supply to the liquor industry by 60 per cent from May 10.

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