Marathwada in Maharashtra is facing the main crisis and the position is becoming bad to worse day by day. The Maha Water crisis lingers on the State Government and they play to take charge of all private wells in the State only to have better water control within the state and more so in Marathwada. When a particular part of the state is getting sufficient water, others are suffering to get even a pot of water on weekly basis. This is an alarming situation to face by the people living in the shortfall region. There is no alternative source of supply as rivers are not nationalised to have a share of the water from the neighbouring state. The life of farmers is becoming precariously miserable as we find them facing the realities of nature.
Unless this region get sufficient rain fall the same situation will continue next year also. It is time to have a uniform policy to have all the rivers nationalised to see light at the end of the tunnel.
Jayanthi S. Maniam
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)