ANOTHER 6 LAKHS LITRES OF WATER NEEDED IN DAMS TO STOP WATER CUTS IN MUMBAI 6.5 lakh million litres. That’s the total amount of water stock required in the city’s six lakes by July 15. And if the lakes do fill up, the current 15% water cut that you are facing will be rolled back. With almost four weeks left, the lakes need around five lakh million litres to meet the target. Currently, the total stock of water in the city’s six lakes is 1.2 lakh million litres. The rainfall in the catchment areas of the lakes so far, has made the MCGM optimistic. They are positive that it will get better as days pass. MCGM DENIES INSURANCE COVER TO MUMBAI FIREFIGHTERS The MCGM has spent crores to provide the city’s 2,350 firemen with sophisticated equipment for firefighting, but ironically the same civic body hasn’t insured lives of these firemen. The civic administration has refused to pay insurance premium for the firemen. According to MCGM Chief Swadhin Kshatriya, paying premium to insurance companies would turn out to be more expensive than paying compensation to the firemen, or their family in case of a mishap. The civic administration turned down even mayor Shraddha Jadhav’s demand of having insurance cover for the life of firemen, stating that it was not feasible and practical. According to statistics, with rampant and unchecked construction of high rises and malls, the open spaces in Mumbai have reduced drastically while fire incidents have increased by 20%. Sana Warsia – NMTV News.
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