Nashik (Maha), Jan 4: Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan today asked the irrigation department to release 2-TMC water to Ahmednagar district from the Darna dam here for drinking as well as agriculture purposes. (ALSO READ: Maharashtra government to waive road tax,registration for electric vehicles)

Mahajan gave these directions at the meeting for water distribution for Godavari left and right canals, an official release said. Senior Congress leader and Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and other top officials were present for the meeting. Mahajan said that earlier it was decided to release three rotations from Darna dam to avoid damages of the crop. As per schedule, 1st rotation of 2000 MCFT water will release for agriculture purpose in Godavari-left canal, it added.