Bombay HC cuts water by 50% to breweries in 12 districts

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court on Tuesday ordered a 50% cut in water supply to liquor and beer industries in 12 of the state's parched districts from Wednesday till May 10. The cut has been imposed in Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Parbhani, Nanded, Latur, Hingoli and Osmanabad in Marathwada, and Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Nandurbar and Dhule. After May 10, the units will face a 60% cut till June 10, the HC said, allowing the government to impose more cuts if needed.
For general industries, it has ordered a 20% cut till May 10, with an additional 5% cut till June 10, when it will hear the matter next.
The HC also sought weekly reports on the water scenario. Petitioner Sanjay Kale said he would request the government to implement the order in the entire state.

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