Maha govt releases Rs 41 cr to deal with water scarcity

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 22:26

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has released
Rs 41 crore to tide over water shortage in the state.

"We have released Rs 41 crore to overcome the water
scarcity and supply tankers wherever needed. It was found in
many places that water resources have dried up," Revenue,
Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Narayan Rane said today.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan`s hometown Nanded is facing
acute water shortage followed by Washim and Akola districts in
Vidarbha region, Rane said after reviewing the water crisis
situation in the state.

"Scarcity has been declared in 667 villages and 1,553
tankers are suppling water across the state. In Nanded alone
water is supplied through 357 tankers," the minister said.
Elaborating on water storage, Rane said large projects
have 4,092 cubic million litres water stock, medium have 1,030
cubic million litres and minor have 636 cubic million litres
water available.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 22:26

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