Pune News : Poor rainfall forces lakhs of citizens in western Maharashtra to depend on tankers

PUNE: NpNews24 Online – Pune News | This year, due to the scanty rainfall, except Kolhapur district, 124 villages in other four districts of western Maharashtra are facing severe water scarcity. The water woes which started with the summer have not ended even when the monsoon has retreated. The situation in 10 talukas in western Maharashtra is very grave. Water is being supplied through tankers to 2.22 lakh citizens. (Pune News)


Of the five districts of Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhaur and Solapur, Kolhapur district is not facing water scarcity. At present, no tanker is being operated in the district. Water scarcity exists in 78 villages in Maan, Khatav, Phaltan and Koregaon talukas. Thirty two villages in Jat and Atpadi talukas, four villages in Malshiras, Karmala and Madha talukas and 10 villages in Purandar taluka are facing water scarcity.


Water is being supplied through 134 tankers to 2.22 lakh citizens in 124 villages. Of them, 112 are private tankers and 22 are government tankers. For this, 103 wells have been acquired. Considering the reduced rainfall and the water supply through tankers, water scarcity is expected to become acute from December, said officials in the divisional commissionerate. Hence, orders have been issued to implement plans at the district level.

District wise deployment of tankers

District Tankers Villages
Pune 11 10
Satara 84 78
Sangli 35 32
Solapur 4 4
Kolhapur Nil Nil

Total 134 124

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