Good news for drought-hit Latur: Wagons full of drinking water ready to be dispatched

Here's a good news for the people of drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
Good news for drought-hit Latur: Wagons full of drinking water ready to be dispatched

Latur: Here's a good news for the people of drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who had recently said that he does not mind if the Twenty20 cricket matches are shifted out of Maharashtra, took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that drinking water is being filled in Rail wagons which would soon be provided to the distressed people of Latur district.

During a discussion on the acute water scarcity in Latur in the Maharashtra Assembly, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse had said, "We have made arrangements for supplying water through train to Latur.”

Notably, the situation has turned so grim in areas like Latur and Beed that authorities are even mulling to shift the inmates in district prisons.

 

According to reports, in drought-hit Parbhani town, prohibitory orders have been enforced near supply spots and water tanks under Section 144 of CrPC till May 3 with deployment of Home Guards to check people milling around taps and tanks in large numbers that could result in law and order problems.

Water crunch has also hit Thane, adjoining Mumbai, with Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal appointing nodal officers for each of the 10 wards to take up measures to tackle the situation.