In Pune, 200 villages battle water scarcity, admin steps up efforts to extend assistance

  • | Thursday | 16th May, 2019

AS many as 200 villages in Pune district are facing a water scarcity and the administration said it was leaving no stone unturned to ensure that adequate amount of water reaches the affected villages. “In the last two months, the tanker operation has increased considerably as water scarcity is growing by the day,” officials said. District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat said the water scarcity in the affected villages was severe and the administration had initiated steps on war footing. Over 4 lakh villagers have reportedly been affected by the water scarcity. AdvertisingDistrict Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Wednesday said over 200 tankers are being used to provide water to these villages but the number of tankers is expected to rise.

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