New Delhi, April 15: At a time when Maharshtra’s Latur is facing severe water crisis Eknath Khadse, a minister from Bhartiya Janata party in Maharashtra is being accused of wasting away 10,000 litres of water for creating a helipad.
Khadse a senior member of Bhartiya Janata Party in Maharashtra could have easily taken a road route to Belkund which is just 40-minute away from Latur city but he chose to land on his helicopter to inaugurate a newly built water supply system in the village. The helipad was build in one day for the landing of Agriculture Minister’s helicopter.
Khadse, on Friday reached the drought hit area where he also monitored the situation there. Read Also: (Marathwada Drought: Second ‘water train’ reaches Latur for relief)
The minister was quoted by ABP news where he said that he wasn’t aware or had any information of so much water being utilised to build a helipad in the parched region. However experts believe that there are possibilities more water would have been wasted by the authorities to build a helipad.
On Thursday a second special train carrying around five lakh litres of water reached Latur in Marathwada region of Maharashtra which is battling its worst drought ever. The ‘water train’ with 10 wagons carrying water left for Latur on Wednesday night from Miraj and covered the distance of around 350 km in 10 hour.
In latur the district administration had identified a huge well which is located near Latur railway station where the water is first stored and then supplied to the residents of Latur.
When the drought crisis of Latur came on national domain the Maharashtra government decided to end the crisis by providing water through train on April 8.