Mumbai: The state of Maharashtra is currently reeling with a severe drought which has affected everyday life in areas such as Marathwada, Yavatmal, Nagaon, Aurangabad, Amravati, and Nashik among others. Now, Locals in Nagaon village of Maharashtra have claimed that drop in the water level of Godavari level is alarming and must be looked at by concerned authorities.
According to a report by news agency ANI, locals in Nagaon village even claim that dropping water level in Godavari river is killing thousands of fishes. There is no drinking water available for humans or animals.
Visuals of scores of fishes floating lifelessly atop river Godavari also serve as a warning sign for residents and concerned officials in the state of Maharashtra which is staring at a severe drought.
Earlier, media have also reported that only 17.04 per cent of water is left in the dams across Maharashtra as compared to last year when it was 29.55 per cent water. This situation has affected as many as 21,000 villages across the state where people are now being forced to depend more and more on tankers to meet the basic water requirements.