WATER TRAIN REACHES DROUGHT HIT LATUR

Updated on May 25, 2016 in Life Sciences
2 on April 12, 2016

Ten wagons with 50,000 litres of drinking water from Miraj Railway station has reached the drought hit Latur in Maharastra

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The second 50 wagon water train with 25 lakh litres of water has also reached Latur after a week and brought more relief to the thirsty citizens of Latur but the water crisis continues for the 5 lakh population who have to wait in long queues to get their share of water.This may end when the water trains bringing 25 lakh litres of water start arriving on a daily basis.Meanwhile the rural areas of Marathwada have to still scrounge for water till the arrival of the monsoon.

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The Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav has refused the water train sent by the Centre on grounds of there being enough water in the dams and reservoirs in Bundelkhand and other districts of Uttar Pradesh but has asked for 10,000 water tankers to transport the water to the drought stricken areas of Bundelkhand and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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