With the monsoon playing truant and the water level depleting in dams, citizens of Nashik will now be forced to face water cuts. Due to inadequate rain causing a decrease in the stock of water stored in the Gangapur Dam, which is the main source of water for the city, the municipal corporation has decided to supply water just once a day.
After studying the water availability in the dams of the regions, city mayor Yatin Wagh announced today that water would be supplied only once a day, instead of twice a day from July.
Four days ago, the district collector of Nashik had taken a look at the water level and had advised to cut back on the water supply.
Mayor Yatin Wagh said, “The water supply department is going to undertake a drive to disconnect water supply where it is carried out by using electric motors."
Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, “Only 10 percent of water is left in Nashik district, whereas the entire region has about 17 percent water. Availability of water in Dhule and Jalgaon region is comparatively more, but the situation in Nagar district is worse as there is only three percent water left in the dams."
BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari speaking to dna, said “Our delegation met the Union Ministers and discussed the drought situation. The Prime Minister has asked the states to be prepared. But the Maharashtra government is not serious on this issue. On 25 April, I had written a letter to the Chief Minister that a situation of water scarcity may worsen, but no action was taken."