Statistics by three categories
The water supply department has announced water storage and other information in dams under three categories. It includes major, medium and micro dams. Currently, 74.51 percent (last year this figure was 94.29 percent) of water storage is remaining in the 138 main dams of the state. The capacity of these 138 dams is 28098.56 MCM, and currently 21659.23 MCM of water storage is available.
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The situation in Aurangabad is alarming
Aurangabad currently has only 36.26 percent water storage left. This ratio is the least compared to other districts. According to the division wise records of dams, Aurangabad’s 44 major dams have only 41.85 percent, 81 medium size dams only 29.58 percent and 795 micro size dams have only 25.68 percent water, the report said.
There was also a backlash in the cabinet meeting
A senior official in the ministry informed that in the recently held meeting of the state cabinet, there was a discussion about the water shortage in the state. On this occasion, there was a discussion about water scarcity in Marathwada. It is learned that Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis discussed the issue in detail. At the same time, information has also come forward that Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has once again taken a strong stand for the Jayakwadi project.
Total Water Storage in Dams (Percentage)
District Total Dams Current Stock Last Year Stock
Nagpur 383 72.88 83.17
Amravati 261 78.45 96.12
Aurangabad 920 36.26 89.99
Nashik 537 75.39 89.65
Pune 720 74.91 90.77
Konkan 173 86.27 86.35
Total 2,994 69.19 89.70
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