Mumbai: The leader of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS) and MP Raju Shetty led an agitation against Samruddhi Corridor in Thane district on Wednesday.
While addressing more than 6000 farmers who stalled the Mumbai -Agra National Highway at Shahapur, he urged the farmers to cut the water supply of Mumbai to ensure they will get justice from state government in Samruddhi Corridor issue.
Shetty said, “You farmers cut the water supply of Mumbai and I will cut supply of milk and vegetables. Unless we do not take such an extreme step, we will not get justice from Devendra Fadnavis-led anti-farmer government.”
Farmers gathered from Nasik, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Jalana and Sinnar stalled the highway for more than one and half hour.
Out of the seven dams that provide water to the entire city, three are situated in Shahpur district and it supplies maximum amount of drinking water to the entire Mumbai city. Cutting it would mean the entire city would go without water and would lead to more problems. The five dams that are situated in this district are Bhatsa, Tansa and Vaitarna.
“If you want to teach a lesson to the government then remember all the water pipelines that provide drinking water to Mumbai city go from here. I would suggest cut the drinking water supply from these five dams,” said Shetty.