Maharashtra government declares drought in 180 Tehsils of state
Most parts of Marathwada received average rainfall this monsoon and the water stock in the region stands at just 28.81 per cent, according to figures of the water resources department.
Earlier, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that around 200 talukas in Maharashtra are facing "scarcity-like" conditions where two senior ministers were asked to submit a report on this. The farmers, under the banner of Shetkari Sangharsh Samiti, had earlier written two letters to the IMD, alleging that because of the Met department's inaccurate forecast they were facing losses.
Gangabhishan Thavre, one of the farmers, said the IMD had forecast 104 per cent of the average rainfall this year, but the Marathwada region (of which Beed district is a part) is facing a drought now. He said, "We trusted the forecast and on its basis, the sowing was carried out, but due to deficient rainfall, most farmers are facing losses."
(with input from agencies)
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