Nashik: Farmers demand release of water from Gangapur dam



Nashik: Thousands of farmers from Niphad and Nashik tehsil towns took out a morcha to the Gangapur dam and squatted in front of Gangapur canal demanding release of water from the dam to Godavari canal.

As many as 65 villages in these tehsils are facing shortage of water for irrigation and drinking purposes.

The agitation, which was launched yesterday by the farmers, was withdrawn after the sub-divisional officer assured to release first rotation today from Gangapur dam, police said.

PTI