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Posted on Nov 09, 09:41PM | UNI
Shiv Sena activists today took out a massive morcha to Divisional Commissioner's office. in support of their various demands, including releasing 21 TMC water into the Jayakwadi dam from the upstream dams, situated in Ahmednagar and Nashik districts.
Shiv sainiks, including elected MLAs, MPs, officer bearers, mahila agadhis and sena affiliated unions, thronged the city today from eight districts of the region to participate in the morcha.
The morcha started this afternoon from the historic Kranthi chowk, led by Subash Desai, MLA. It reached the Divisional Commissioner'S office, where party leaders met the Divisional Commissioner Mr Sanjiv Jaiswal and submitted memorandum, they later addressed the rally.
They alleged that chief minister Prithviraj Chavan was not serious about to release drinking water to the region despite several requests.
Besides the main demand of releasing water to Jayakwadi dams, other demands included declaring the rate of Rs.6000 per quintel for cotton, Rs 4500 per quintal for sugarcane, providing drinking water to affected villages, waive off students educational fees in the region due to drought and cancelling load shedding.
Due to scanty rainfall this year, water situation is worsening in entire Marathwada region, they said. Around 25 lakh people from Aurangabad city and 200 villages in Jalna and Beed districts depend on Jayakwadi.