Raj Thackey takes digs at Devendra Fadnavis over water

Raj Thackey takes digs at Devendra Fadnavis over water

NEW DELHI: Quoting a report of ISRO, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said that large scale desertification of Maharashtra is going on due to depletion of groundwater.nn”After Rajasthan, our state has reported the second highest rate of desertification in country,” he said while addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai,nnSaying this, he went on to question Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s claim of digging of 56,000 wells in the state.nn”Just nine States together account for nearly 24 per cent of desertification; the other States have less than one per cent of this land. The culprit States in that order are Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana,” reported by TheHindu, last year .nnWith PTI Inputs

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