Reeling from water crunch, Latur residents leave villages

Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 5 (ANI): Life nowadays in the villages of Latur in Maharashtra revolves around waiting for the proverbial water tanker. The acute water crisis looming over the district has brought residents to their knees, and unable to quench their thirst, they have started migrating.

“Our life is just dependent on a water tanker coming and going. We have nothing else to do,” said Shakuntala, a resident.

Though the government is providing water, but the supply is erratic.

“The water we get is just sufficient for drinking and ablutions. We can’t even wash our clothes,” says Sharifa, another resident.

The anganwadi, which are suppose to provide adequate food to under privileged children are also now not able to provide its services.

Tankers travel 20 kilometres each time. And the uncertainty in its timings is also making people in the diaspora restless.

Authorities in Latur have imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in areas around 20 water storage tanks until May 31 to avoid any possible violence over water. (ANI)

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