Published: June 5, 2019 3:38:05 pm
The NDA authorities in Maharashtra is mulling over to reduce ‘extra’ water supply for agriculture to Baramati, the hometown of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, because it believes that the world has been getting extra water due to political affect.
On the report, the federal government’s reasoning is that the ‘extra’ water for Baramati and Indapur tehsils in Pune district can be utilized to present reduction to drought-hit areas in neighbouring Satara district. Indapur is a stronghold of Harshwardhan Patil of the Congress.
State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan Wednesday mentioned the Neera left financial institution canal provides water to Baramati and Indapur from the Bhatghar dam in Pune district. It appears Baramati and Indapur are getting extra water than their requirement, the minister mentioned implying that political affect wielded by Pawar could possibly be the rationale behind ‘extra’ water supply to Baramati. “If among the water equipped to Baramati and Indapur tehsils are saved, it may be equipped to drought-hit areas of neighbouring Satara district.
We can not supply extra water to some areas and deprive others,” Mahajan mentioned. Political grapevine is that the transfer is aimed toward cornering Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar on their house turf in Pune district, forward of the meeting elections due in September-October this yr.
Ajit, a former deputy chief minister who had additionally dealt with Water Resources portfolio within the erstwhile UPA authorities within the state, is the MLA from Baramati whereas the Pawar senior’s daughter Supriya Sule is the native MP. When his feedback are sought, Ajit mentioned, “I don’t know whether or not Girish Mahajan has issued any such order, however he should know that water is for everybody. I’ll look ahead to the official determination of the state authorities”.
Harshvardhan Patil instructed reporters that the water equipped to Indapur is for farmers. “The authorities can not level finger at farmers from one area to reduce the water supply of others. Whatever is the due share of Indapur, it shouldn’t be reduce,” he mentioned.
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