Bollywood star Salman Khan's 'Being Human' foundation has come to the aid of the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
The foundation will provide 2,500 water tankers with a storage capacity of 2,000 litres each to the drought affected districts of Marathwada from May 6 to 31, according to an e-mail received recently by the Aurangabad Divisional Commissioner.
Beed Residential District Collector BM Kamble said they had also received a mail regarding this from the divisional commissioner Thursday.
"We have received an e-mail that Beed district will get 750 water tanks from 'Being Human' foundation. We have informed the Divisional Commissioner for distribution of these tanks," Kamble said.
As per the e-mail, the NGO would supply 750 water tankers to Beed, 500 each to Osmanabad and Jalna and 250 each to Aurangabad and Nanded. P
People of the Marathwada region have been facing acute water scarcity caused by uneven distribution of rainfall in the state.