(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 1 – “The government is ready to intervene to limit the harmful effects – economic and social – that the exceptional wave of drought is causing in our country.
In the coming days, the Council of Ministers will take important and courageous decisions. It is essential to make the best use of the little water we have at the moment, giving priority to drinking and agricultural uses. ”This was stated in a note by Mariastella Gelmini, Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies.
“The Regions – explains Gelmini – have done an excellent job so far. But the continuation of the water crisis requires government intervention, both to reconcile the various interests and to introduce extraordinary rules in an extraordinary moment.
Naturally, the executive’s action will be carried out with a continuous and constructive discussion with the competent bodies, starting with the Regions. We will do everything in our power – he concludes – to overcome this emergency situation “. (ANSA).