The Maharashtra state has a glorious history of irrigation over the past few decades. It is the third largest state in the country as per the population as well as the area. The state water resource department tackles issues like irrigation, water conservation, rain water harvesting, etc. With the state facing an acute shortage of rainfall the previous year, Maharashtra has been under a severe drought affecting majority of its population. This week IBN-Lokmat invites the Minister ofIrrigation, Sunil Tatkareto talk about his department and the work done by them to tackle the issues being faced by the people in face of the drought. Call on 022-66899263 to ask your questions. Catch this live show on Thursday, 25th April 2013 at 8pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

Born in Kolad in 1955, Sunil Tatkare completed his inter Science from Fergusson College, Pune. Later he worked as government road contractor before joining the National Congress Party. Tatkare has handled multiple roles under the government of Maharashtra and is currently heading the irrigation department. The Maharashtra government has established five irrigation development corporations like Maharashtra Krisna Valley Development Corporation (MKVDC), Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation (GMIDC), Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC), Tapi Irrigation Development Corporation (TIDC) and Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC), in order to accelerate the irrigation projects in the state.

IBN-Lokmat lets you speak directly with Mr. Sunil Tatkare, on a live show. Tune into ‘Vichara Mantryanaon Thursday, 25th April 2013 at 8 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

Call in on 022-66899263 to speak to Sunil Tatkare, Maharashtra’s Minister of Irrigation.