Water will be brought to Latur district by trains in the next 15 days while prohibitory orders were clamped near water supply spots in Parbhani town to prevent any violence as authorities grapple with drought in the worst-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
The situation has turned so grim in areas like Latur and Beed that authorities are even mulling to shift the inmates in district prisons even as the Congress-NCP opposition today accused the BJP-led Government of failing to tackle the severe crises.
“We have made arrangements for supplying water through train to Latur. The first such train will reach Latur in next fortnight,” Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse informed the Maharashtra Assembly during a discussion on the acute water scarcity in Latur.
Water crunch has hit thane also, adjoining Mumbai, with Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal appointing nodal officers for each of the 10 wards to take up measures to tackle the situation.