Aurangabad: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the drought-hit Aurangabad district and assured villagers of taking prompt measures to tackle water and fodder scarcity.
    
"The problems of water and fodder supply in drought-hit areas would be taken up on a war footing," Gandhi said while interacting with farmers and labourers in the drought-hit villages of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
    
His visit came two days after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced Rs 10 crore funds as drought relief in the district.
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Chavan, who was with Rahul, assured the villagers that adequate facilities would be soon provided to the villages in the tehsil and informed them of the various schemes of the government.
    
Rahul also visited the cattle and fodder camps at the Shewga, Gomsala and Babra and reviewed the progress of work under the Employment Guarantee Scheme. Also on his agenda was reviewing the proceedings of the de-silting of the Harsul water reservoir.
    
He scheduled to visit Osmanabad and Jalna districts on Monday but it was cancelled after the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.

(Agencies)

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