Centre issues “drought advisory” to Maharashtra

20 MAY,2019 | MEDC


 

The drought advisory is issued to those states wherein the water level in reservoirs is 20% less than the average of live water storage figures of the past 10 years. Waterfalls under the state list and the advisory recommends states to use water for drinking purposes only until the dams are replenished. The condition in Marathwada is especially critical with water levels in 45 major dams hitting alarmingly low levels. Water management has always been an issue in rural Maharashtra, and that is proving costly to our agricultural sector. The situation seems to be particularly serious in the Western and Southern parts of the country. Unless some long-term plan is immediately put in place and executed, the situation will only go from bad to worse.

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