Maharashtra Govt sets up panels on drought relief measures

May 09, 2012, 02:11 IST | PTI

The Maharashtra Government has set up four committees to study the scope of water conservation works in drought-hit districts as part of the relief measures being undertaken by the administration.

The three-member committees will be headed by the Superintending Engineer of minor irrigation projects in Pune, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nashik, EGS and Water Conservation Minister Nitin Raut said.

The panels will cover Western Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha and North Maharashtra.

The committees will study the ground situation in drought-hit districts and suggest temporary and long-term schemes that need to be undertaken, he said, adding they will submit their reports in seven days.

The proposals will be discussed in the Cabinet , he added.

Raut said drought conditions were very severe in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Latur, Osmanabad, Amravati, Buldhana, Nagpur, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Dhule and Nandurbar.

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