NASHIK: The district administration has deployed as many as 114 water tankers to supply drinking water in scarcity hit areas of Nashik, Dhule and Ahmednagar districts under Nashik division.
As per the latest report released, a maximum of 54 tankers have been deployed in Nagar district followed by Nashik where altogether 40 water tankers have been put into operation.
A total of 125 villages and 216 hamlets in districts of Nashik, Dhule and Nagar under the division are being supplied water through tankers. As many as 53 villages and 34 hamlets are included in Nashik district alone.
Officials said that water sources in scarcity hits areas have gone dry because of evaporation due to increase in temperature levels.
In Dhule district, water is being supplied to 13 villages through 11 tankers; in Baglan taluka of Nashik district, 12 water tankers have been deployed; in Jalgaon, nine tankers have been deployed to supply water to 17 scarcity-hit villages, while highest number of 54 water tankers have been deployed in Ahmednagar district to supply water to as many as 43 villages and 182 hamlets which are facing water crisis.
The district administration is monitoring the situation. It has already discharged water from Darna reservoir for irrigation purposes and to minimize the impact of extreme heat conditions.
Situation under control
As a result of effective implementation of ‘Jalyukt Shivar’ works, the current situation of water scarcity in the division is under control. After being monitored the present circumstances, it came to light that this time, the severity of water scarcity has reduced considerably when we assessed the number of water tankers deployed. Currently a total of 114 water tankers have been deployed compared to last year, during which period as many as 900 water tankers were in service in the division to tackle acute water shortages. – Mahesh Zagde, Divisional Commissioner