Thousands of people in Maharashtra are at risk as the drought situation has hit the state. A severe scarcity of water is being faced due to drying of lakes, wells and dams. The demand for more water supplies through the tankers is now at its peak as no water is left for human consumption. The Government of Maharashtra is taking some drastic initiative from the funds & aids to provide proper water management. But are these measures enough to solve this grave situation? This week, IBN-Lokmat’s Reporter Alka Dhupkar explores the life of these drought affected people struggling to survive in this flaming situation on, Sunday, 14th April 2013 at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.
Marathwada, from the decades is facing a situation of rise in temperature and shortage of water turning the situation from bad to worse. Today, people from Marathwada have to â€˜buy’ water for daily utilization. Many farmers are forced to take loans to construct private wells. Due to this indiscriminate digging of wells, the water tables are increasingly going down causing an alarming situation. In times to come farmers would be helpless with lack of promised irrigation. Adding to the situation, industrial labour is facing threats of losing water to the factories and plants situated in the drought prone region.
The Government is providing Chavanies for cattle, along with monitoring funds for general aid. If the situation deteriorates, there will be a need to provide shed for the people as well. This week IBN-Lokmat’s Alka Dhupkar unfolds the battle for water in this drought affected region. Tune into Reportaaz on Sunday, 14th April 2013 at 11.30 am and 8.30 pm on IBN-Lokmat.
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