IPL 2016: Another PIL Filed, This Time in Rajasthan High Court on Use of Water For Matches
The Public Interest Litigation said there is an acute water crisis in Jaipur and entire Rajasthan and thus the matches would be a wastage of water.
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A PIL was filed in the Rajasthan High Court opposing an IPL match, which is likely to be held at the Rajasthan Cricket Association ground in Jaipur, claiming 80 lakh litres of water would be "wasted" for the event at a time when the state is facing an acute water crisis.
A division bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice D C Somani issued a notice on the PIL filed by a local journalist Mahesh Pareek alleging that Jaipur city is in "Dark Zone" and for the proposed IPL match due to be held at Jaipur around 80 lakh litres of water would be "wasted" for entertainment of around 30,000 spectators and ground maintenance.
The PIL said that there is an acute water crisis in Jaipur and in entire Rajasthan and thus the matches would be a wastage of water.
It also argues IPL matches are pure commercial activity and these matches should not be patronized at the level of the state government.
The bench has asked the Union Ministry of Youth affiars, Secretary RCA and BCCI as well as the state Chief Secretary to file response to the petition.