Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

Four districts of Marathwada region have been facing scarcity of water since last month, as of today, 187 villages in this region are getting drinking water through 131 tankers.

The affected districts are Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna and Osmanabad, where the water tankers services started since last months with total 85 tankers as it mounted up to 131 in April and it may rise in future, Divisional Commissioner office sources said.

The district administration has already started acquisition of wells.

Acquisition work have been started under 198 wells so far, including Aurangabad on 116 wells, 69 wells in Osmanabad district while eight in Beed and two in Jalna to tackle the scarcity, they said.

Aurangabad district, where highest 50 tankers are suppling water to 29 villages, is followed by 41 tankers to 121 villages in Beed district, 35 villages getting water by 38 tankers in Osmanabad district while two tankers are supplying water to two villages in Jalna district.

To tackle this issue, the divisional administration sought Rs 55.23 crore from the state government from April to June 2014.

While, rest of the four districts in Marathwada, Parbhani, Hingoli, Nanded and Latur have no need of water tankers, the sources informed.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)