In peak monsoon, Rajkot reeling under water crisis

  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

Rajkot: The commercial capital of Saurashtra is staring at a water crisis in peak monsoon due to delayed rain.The water in Aji and Nyari dams, the main sources of drinking water for citizens, has water that can’t last only up to July 31. The rest 140 MLD water comes from conventional sources like Aji and Nyari dams. However, the water level has drastically decreased in dams due to delayed rainfall.RMC also held a review meeting to discuss the situation. Municipal commissioner Banchha Nidhi Pani said, “We have sent a requisition to the state government to provide nearly 650 million cubic feet (MCFT) water under SAUNI scheme in Aji like last year to fill the river. In some societies, they have to purchase water through tankers.”

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