Only 25 per cent water left in dams across Maharashtra -Radheshyam Jadhav
-The Hindu Business Line
Sowing completed in 73 per cent area under kharif cultivation
Pune: With rains continuing to evade Maharashtra, the dams across the State are left with just 25 per cent water compared to 46.5 per cent stock during the same period last year. Situation in drought hit Marathwada region is alarming as dams have just 0.82 per cent water. There are 4,716 water tankers plying to cater drinking water needs of about 12,800 villages and hamlets.
Eight districts in Marathwada recorded 177.8 mm rainfall from June 1 to July 23 against the normal rainfall of 259.9 mm registering deficiency of 32 per cent. The Vidarbha region reported 40 per cent deficit during the same period. Yavatmal district known for farmer suicides has recorded 58 per cent shoftfall with just 148.4 mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 355.3 mm.
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The Hindu Business Line, 23 July, 2019, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/only-25-per-cent-water-left-in-dams-across-maharashtra/article28689985.ece?homepage=true