Maharashtra's Water Crisis Deepens: Dams at Critical Levels

Maharashtra faces a severe water crisis with average water stock in nearly 3,000 dams down to 22.06%. The Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar division is the worst-hit at just 8.78%. This is significantly lower than last year's levels, leading to water being supplied through tankers to numerous villages and hamlets across the state.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 31-05-2024 13:58 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 13:58 IST
Maharashtra's Water Crisis Deepens: Dams at Critical Levels
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The average water stock in nearly 3,000 dams in Maharashtra is down to 22.06 per cent, with the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar division recording the lowest at 8.78 per cent, an official said on Friday. As per an official report, the stock has depleted by 0.58 per cent in the last two days. The state has 2,997 large, medium and small dams, and the highest number of 920 reservoirs were in the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar division.

The current stock of 22.06 per cent is 8.8 per cent less than the stock recorded on May 31 last year, the report stated. The Pune division has the second lowest stock of 15.67 per cent, followed by Nashik (24.06 per cent), Konkan (34.22 per cent), Nagpur (38.17 per cent) and 38.56 per cent in Amravati, it said.

As of May 29, as many as 3,072 villages and 7,931 hamlets in 25 districts were being supplied water through tankers, it was stated.

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