Mumbai, April 19: As Maharashtra state struggles to cope up to complete demands of water supply in drought-hit region, the problems related to the crisis has also increased in several part of Maharashtra.
On Tuesday evening the Maharashtra government imposed section 144 in the area of Kukadi canal region near Ahmednagar district where the residents are facing huge problems due to water-crisis. Last month section 144 was imposed in Latur and several other parts of Maharashtra which is affected by worst drought ever in the history of state.
Last week a 62-year-old woman died after an altercation over water in Nashik district. Water crisis in Maharashtra is only deepening day after day, as the water levels in dams across the state had reached record low this month.
The monsoon is nearly two months away and dams in Maharashtra is left with only 19% of water. The dams in parched area is left with only 3 per cent in the reservoirs. According to a report, among eight of the regions in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, 11 major dams are at a dead storage level with only 3 per cent of water is left. Read Also: (Hyderabad: Four lady police constables help women from labour pain, baby delivered on road)
In 2015 the water level in Marathwada’s dam was 11 per cent. Dams across the state is left with 19 per cent of water whereas in 2015 it was 32 per cent this time.
The Maharashtra government were able to supply drinking water through train in drought affected district of Latur. Meanwhile a private weather forecast company today predicted that India may see ‘above normal’ monsoon this year.