HC seeks Rajasthan’s response on PIL seeking ban on IPL matches

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday asked for the state government’s response to a PIL which sought a ban on holding IPL matches in the pink city alleging that it will lead to wastage of thousands of litres of precious water.

Observing that the matter is of great significance as Rajasthan suffers from acute water shortage in summer, a bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and DC Somani issued a notice to state government asking it to file its reply by April 30.

It asked the state government to file the plan and policy for management of potable water supply to public in next two months.

The court later adjourned the hearing till May 3.

It was hearing the PIL filed by Mahesh Pareek on April 22 which said that Jaipur city has been put in dark zone by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) due to depletion of ground water and the proposed IPL match at Jaipur will lead to wastage of around 80 lakh litres of water.

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