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Parched Marathwada faces rainfall deficit, dams still dry

Drought-prone Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit, leading to delay in sowing kharif crops. Hundreds of villages are being supplied water with help of 451 tankers.
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan

Scramble for water begins in drought-hit Maharashtra

With just 23% of the region’s water stock left and nine months till next monsoon, a familiar crisis of water scarcity begins for its people and cattle
Ganesh Nevde, a former sarpanch of Kamkheda village in Beed district, says he has suffered losses of Rs6,000 for every acre of his 12-acre cotton fields as rains failed this year. He has no money to sow the crop next monsoon.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Ganesh Nevde, a former sarpanch of Kamkheda village in Beed district, says he has suffered losses of Rs6,000 for every acre of his 12-acre cotton fields as rains failed this year. He has no money to sow the crop next monsoon.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2018 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Aurangabad/beed
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