Drought hit in Maharashtra: only 3 pc water left in dams

Mumbai: As Maharashtra facing a huge water drought in the state, there is another more bad news for the drought-hitin region, official said today that only 3 per cent water is left in dams in the parched region.

Eight of the region's 11 major dams are at dead storage level, meaning water from these dams cannot flow out but has to be lifted. This is a drastic decline in water storage as at this time last year, the level in Marathwada's dams was much higher at 11 per cent, Aurangabad Divisional Commissioner Umakant Dangat told to media.

He added "We will also use the groundwater stock and as the IMD forecast is good, we hope that we will be able to carry on till the monsoon arrives,"

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