Published On : Thu, Aug 17th, 2017

Nagpur might grapple for potable water soon; stock of only 15 days available in reservoirs

Nagpur: The district of Nagpur might soon struggle with acute crisis of potable water in upcoming few days. The stumpy showers this year have led to decrease in water level of several major ponds and reservoirs of the city including Pench, which is the prominent one to meet the water supply in Nagpur.

State guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, too, has alerted about the forthcoming crisis. A major part of the city depends on Pench reservoir to meet its water requirements. The water from here is released to Totladah from where it is supplied in around one third part of the city. However, construction of Chawadi Dam on the river by Madhya Pradesh has blocked the water which flowed in the district. As informed by Bawankule, the dam has been constructed by Madhya Pradesh using its own funds and as a result, the same cannot be opposed. He has also informed that the state government is planning to start a joint initiative with Madhya Pradesh in order to satisfy water needs of both the states.

He has also stated that steps are being taken to dodge the issue. He has ensured that drinking water needs will be met first and then water will be arranged for irrigation purposes.