35 tankers to quench thirst of 9 talukas

Water scarcity is a major problem in rural areas as well with nine out of 13 talukas in the district heavily depending on water tankers.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 10, 2012 4:07 am

Water scarcity is a major problem in rural areas as well with nine out of 13 talukas in the district heavily depending on water tankers. The Pune district administration has alreay allocated Rs 2 crore to tackle the water woes in the rural areas of the district. The administration has arranged for 35 tankers to supply water in the affected areas.

“We have made provisions for all the affected areas,except Maval,Junnar,Mulshi and Bhor talukas,’’ said Zilla Parishad CEO Anil Kawade. He said maximum number of tankers are needed for Baramati followed by Daund and Indapur. The allocation was made after an assessment of the water scarcity situation where 86 villages in rural areas were declared as drought prone.

The administration has made provisions to sanction the tankers within seven days. Out of 500 borewells planned in the district,120 have been cleared and drilling is complete for 52. Work for the remaining borewells would be done in three days.

The administration has also given temporary tap water supply in four areas of the district while three private surveyers have been appointed to speed up the process of finding suitable sites for borewells.

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