A resident of Pune, Maharashtra's second-most developed city, uses five times as much water as her counterpart in Latur, the district most ravaged by drought in the south-central Marathwada region.
That's the extent of water inequality in Maharashtra, India's most developed state, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of statewide water use, characterised by disproportionate availability and consumption of water across regions, crops and consumers.
Swaraj Abhiyan started ‘Jal-Hal’ Yatra from Latur, Maharashtra on 21st May. Padyatra’s main motive is to create awareness to fight against drought and to stop the suicides cases of farmers in the drought hit areas . Marathwada region in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand region which is part of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh suffering from severe drought conditions.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The government on Saturday released Rs.600 crore more to Odisha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discussed the drought and water scarcity in parts of the state.