Jalna: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the state government has created a huge machinery to tackle the drought situation and supply water to the people.
He said that Rs 26.75 crore would be released for constructing dams in the Marathwada region.
He also denied the reports of discrimination against the Marathwada region while releasing drought relief packages. About releasing water from upstream dams of western Maharashtra, he said that as per the order of the Bombay High Court, water is being released to the Jayakwadi dam. He refused to further comment saying that the matter is sub-judice.
When he asked about supplying water to beer factories and industries, he said that the government has cut water quota to industries and stressed on the supply of drinking water.
He informed that district collectors have been given powers to tackling water crises. He warned that the he would not tolerate lethargic attitude of collectors in tackling drought and said that he had directed collectors to take practical steps and not get stuck in clearing files.


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