Irrigation schemes still incomplete?

Pandurang Mhaske
Saturday, 14 April 2018

Govt claims it has successfully implemented scheme but 502 villages, 90 hamlets still getting water through tankers

Mumbai: Though the government is claiming that it has successfully implemented the Jalyukt Shivar Scheme in rural areas, 502 villages and 90 hamlets in the State are still getting water supply through tankers. About 508 tankers are supplying water to these villages and hamlets. 

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with Water Resources Minister Ram Shinde and chief secretary reviewed the work of Jalyukt Shivar through a video conference.

They contacted all divisional collectors, district collectors and CEOs of ZP through the video conference. Fadnavis said that total 16,278 villages were selected for the scheme and out of which 11,247 villages have become self efficient for water supply. The CM directed to all concerned authorities to complete work in the remaining 5,031 villages by June 2018. 

According to the data available from the Water Conservation Department, 502 villages and 90 wadis (hamlets) are getting water from tankers. Whereas last year, 290 villages and 60 wadis (hamlets) were parched and 314 tankers were supplying water to them.  In Aurangabad district, 8,898 works of Jalyukt Shivar was carried out during 2015-16, 5,877 works were carried out in 2016-17 and 1,495 works were carried out in 2017-18 is the district.  After the Jalyukt Shivar Scheme, there were predictions that the groundwater level at Marathwada will increase, but this did not happen in many places.

Current situation of tankers in the region
Area               Villages    Hamlets    Tankers

Konkan              28            52            30 
North Maha      105            2             59 
Western Maha   1              1              1
Marathwada     255           35           316 
Amravati           22              -            102 

Jalyukt Shivar Works
(From 2015-16 to 2017-18) 
Division                     Total works 
Konkan                         14,371
Pune                           1,09,693
Nashik                          71,887
Aurangabad                 1,45,473
Amravati                        81,317
Nagpur                          54,213

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