Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 22 : To solve the acute water crisis in Aurangabad division, as many as 3,163 water tankers have been pressed into service, Divisional Commissioner official sources said here on Wednesday.
The initiative covers 2,231 affected villages and 731 hamlets help provide water to more than 50 lakh populations in the region. Aurangabad district is the worst affected in which 734 villages and 234 hamlets were affected where 1,163 water tankers are now supplying water to 18.42 lakh people.
In Beed, a total of 896 water tankers have been deployed in 631 villages and 321 hamlets for 12 lakh population. Similarly, Jalna's 481 villages and 112 hamlets are receiving relief through the service of 696 water tankers to ten lakh people.
The district of Osmanabad has a fleet of 190 water tankers deployed against 139 villages and 9 hamlets and 121 water tankers are being pressed into service of 74 villages and 26 hamlets in the Nanded district, the report said.
Parbhani and Latur are being serviced by 82 and 85 water tankers respectively, whereas 55 water tankers ply across the Hingoli district. A total of 5,321 private wells have been acquired for supplying drinking water to the villages reeling under drought. (UNI)