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Water crisis in Marathwada region; Aurangabad dist worst affected


Severe heat and limited water resources across the Marathwada region in Maharashtra has forced the administration to supply drinking water to the 615 thirsty villages and 134 hamltes by tankers. As per the weekly report, the Divisional Commissioner sources said a total of 798 water tankers have been supplying water in Marathwada region.

Of 798, 550 water tankers are engaged in quenching the thirst to the 440 villages and 67 hamlets of Aurangabad district only. The position of the other districts is as follows, in Nanded where 104 tankers have been providing water to 55 villages and 44 hamlets. In Jalna, 88 tankers have been supplying water to 73 villages and 9 hamlets. At least 29 tankers are supplying water to 23 villages and six hamlet to the Parbhani district.

As many as 18 tankers have been supplying water to 16 villages of Hingoli and in Beed, 8 tankers have been supplying water to seven villages and one tanker has been pressed in Latur district. Only Osmanabad district there was no any tanker, as there was sufficient water stock, they said. The district administration has so far acquired total 1754 wells for filling the tankers used for supplying water in the division to tackle the water scarcity, the report added.