Govt pulls up socks as Thane villages stare at water scarcity

Thane: With a water-scarcity situation in 93 villages and 183 hamlets in Thane district, especially the tribal pockets, the district administration has planned a string of initiatives to rejuvenate the old wells and other water sources here. Thane district guardian minister Ganesh Naik held a meeting of all elected representatives and officials on Tuesday to put in place a plan of action to ensure that not a single village remains parched. Instructions were issued to all officials of the zilla parishad and the district collectorate that providing drinking water was the administration’s first priority and trucks should be requisitioned to facilitate water from tankers into the hilly and remote tribal terrain of Thane district.

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