Majlis will play a key role in ensuring water rights for the citizens
PUNE: All India Majlis E Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA from Aurangabad Central Imtiaz Jaleel has sought state intervention in renewal of disappearing water bodies like public wells from the public space. Jaleel who was present at the at the inauguration of water drawing and public dedication function at the recently rejuvenated 100 year old Kondhwa public well maintained that local municipal bodies including Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) had statutory powers to fund and revive the wells. “The intervention of the state government including municipal corporations and MJP is important to restore the lost water legacy and the water rights of the citizens,” he said.
Jaleel further added that taking into the drought like situation in Marathwada and parts of Maharashtra, the citizens must come forward and put their level best in ensuring that they get control over the water resources by ensuring optimum utilization of water and conservation. It is the duty of the government to support people centric initiatives in water conservation and rejuvenation of public well. If the state fails in its duty, then MIM will play a key role in ensuring that water related public movements get their due place in the society and ensure that the necessary funds are given for safety and maintenance of wells ,” he added.
Praising the role of Social activist Saleem Mulla, he said that the activist turned words into deeds and worked very hard to ensure that well was revived at all costs. “The citizens of the area from all backgrounds came forward and contributed for the cause thus making it one of the most discussed and successful people’s water movement in the country. The well supplies thirty tankers of utility water to the area residents and has brought water tanker costs down significantly ,” he added. He further said that youth of the nation should emulate the example of Saleem Mulla for his nation building cause.
Mulla in his address credited his success to the citizens and said that it was possible due to the unflinching support extended to him by Kondhwa residents. Mulla said that he will continue to struggle for reviving the lost wells not only in Pune but across the state and even the country to ensure that there is sufficient supply of water and where citizens don’t have to pay through the nose.