Acute water shortage hits Marathwada, CM takes stock of monsoon failure

Rainfall in nine districts of the state less than 50%

GN Bureau | September 2, 2015


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With many parts of Maharashtra witnessing drought like situation, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis embarked on tour of affected areas of Marathwada. He also visited Ahmednagar and Solapur districts yesterday.

Rainfall deficiency in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, facing a drought like situation, reached up to 51 percent.

According to the Maharashtra government, Marathwada region is facing "acute water-shortage" while the state overall has received only 56.6 per cent of rainfall. The water storing capacity of all the reservoirs of the state is only 49 per cent.

Of the 355 talukas in the state, five have received rainfall ranging from 0-25 per cent, 107 have recorded 26 to 50 per cent of the rainfall, 152 have witnessed 51-75 per cent and 70 have recorded 76 to 100 per cent and only 21 have witnessed 100 per cent or more rainfall.

Nine districts---Yavatmal, Nashik, Solapur, Kolhapur, Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Parbhani---have received rainfall between 26 to 50 per cent, the department added.

Meanwhile, of the 36 sub divisions, 17 are witnessing "deficient" rainfall while the 16 have recorded "normal" monsoon. Only three sub divisions have seen "excess" rainfall, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.  The southwest monsoon is expected to withdraw from this month.

Total area in the country to have received "deficient" monsoon went up by 40 percent. As of today, 47 per cent of the country has witnessed normal rainfall and merely 13 percent excess. The overall deficiency has increased to 12 per cent.

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