On Friday, January 28, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated a bridge in a remote tribal village in Nashik. At the village, Shendripada, people would earlier make use of makeshift bamboo bridges that was a risk to their lives.
Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray today inaugurated a bridge in Shendripada, a remote tribal village in Nashik, where people used a makeshift bamboo bridge risking their lives. He also inaugurated a tap water project in the village and had a discussion with the local women. pic.twitter.com/Id2UCU4eae
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Apart from this, Thackeray also inaugurated a tap water project in the village in addition to having a discussion with the local women.
Earlier this month, the environment and tourism minister had announced that the tribal hamlets in Kharshet and Shendripada near Nashik will receive water taps in their settlements within a span of three months. According to reports, the villagers would previously have to go through an ordeal to get a few pots of drinking water.
Previously, the state government had built a sturdy bridge in Nashik’s Kharshet and Shendripada wherein tribal women were reportedly risking their lives to attain water. In addition to this, Thackeray had mentioned that Minister for Water Supply Gulabrao Patil had assured him that in three months all homes in the said hamlet will have access to water through taps.
It was back on January 19 that news of tribal women risking their lives for water was brought to Thackeray’s attention. In light of this, he went on to interact with the locals and had begun the work of building an iron fence.