New Delhi: Today, on Monday, 23rd May, the honourable Supreme Court of India is set o hear a plea in which the claim to complete ban on water supply to the distilleries and breweries in drought- hit regions of Maharashtra was sought.
Now, when the court is in vacation period, the Vacation bench of the supreme court, comprising of Justice- Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice- Ashok Bhushan will be hearing the said plea. Earlier on 16th day of May, the bench had agreed to hear the said plea on this day. Moreover, the plea also claims that the said water should be made available for the drinking purpose.
The clear stand of the petitioner in the said plea is that the water instead of supplying to the liquor industries, should be made available for the drinking purposes in the drought- hit areas in the state. There are large number of people facing the issues of non- availability of the drinking water.
In the recently made decision, the High Court of Bombay, had already cut the supply of water to the liquor industries in the state by sixty per cents from 10th day of May. And this order of the high court will be remained in effect till the 27th day of June.