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Uddhav Thackeray introduces a ‘water for all’ scheme in Mumbai, with illegal slums benefiting

Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, unveiled the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s ‘water for all’ programme in Goregaon on Saturday. The BMC would be allowed to deliver water to illegal slums and structures that do not have occupation certificates as a result of this.

Through 4.6 lakh connections, the civic authority distributes 385 crore litres of water to the city. It was, however, difficult to furnish water to unlawful slums and structures without occupation certificates. Due to strict laws, lakhs of residents have been denied lawful connections.


These tenements used to pay higher prices for water from private tankers or steal water from BMC pipelines. Given this, the BMC decided to supply water to all residents, with the measure going into effect on Saturday in Mumbai.

In addition, Rs 200 crore has been set aside for a desalination project in Mumbai to create freshwater from saline water.


CM Uddhav Thackeray removed his mask while addressing the gathering. He stated that he is doing so in public for the first time in a long time, that he had removed the mask in front of the mic, that he will remove people’s masks on May 14, and that he does not want to bring politics into the water supply programme.

He stated that people frequently criticise Mumbai on a variety of topics but rarely applaud a job well done.