Latur: Locals forced to travel distances in search of water

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Latur (Maharashtra), April 5 (ANI): The locals in the drought-hit Latur District of Maharashtra are forced to travel long distances for water, as it is experiencing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer.

According to the villagers, the administration sends limited water tankers to the village. The villagers either have to buy water or get them from the nearby farm. The women of the village have to bring water from across two kilometres. The villagers spent almost the whole day sourcing water.

“We get water from relative’s house which is almost two kilometres away. We don’t have money to pay for water from the tanker. We can eat half a roti and sleep, but life can’t function without water,” said a local.

“There is no tanker provided by the administration in our village, we have to travel two-three kilometres to get water,” said Saira, another local.

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“There is a very limited water resource in our village. We have solely spent around Rs. 50,000 and not taken any help from the administration. The administration provides water, but not sufficient according to the population. We request administration to take most possible immediate steps in this regards,” said the village head.

Section 144 was imposed today in Parbani area after locals clamored for water resources.

This came after similar steps were taken to quell protests in Latur suffering from huge water crisis. (ANI)

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