Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 26: Drinking water shortage is worsening day by day across the eight districts of Marathwada region, where as many as 2,492 water tankers have been quenching the thirst of 1,806 villages and 631 hamlets covering 39.67 lakh population.
According to the Divisional commissionerate officials sources here today, a total of 1806 villages and 631 hamlets in the divisions are supplying water through 2492 tankers compared to last week 2470 tankers. Situation in Aurangabad district is alarming as 980 tankers have been supplying water to 663 villages and 249 hamlet of this district as its population is 15.06 lakh on sufficient rain.
In Beed district, administration has deployed 747 tankers in 549 villages and 255 hamlets to 10.85 lakh population. While in Jalna 378 villages and 78 hamlets also facibg acute water shortage greeting water through 453 tankers to 8.27 lakh population.
Region's Osmanabad district's 93 villages and seven hamlets are facing water shortage and water is being provided through 121 tankers to 2.51 lakh population. The administration also acquired 3,671 private wells for supplying drinking water to affected parts in the region, they added. (UNI)