Saundana: In what can be called as an added curse to the people hit by drought, a 40-year-old woman died while fetching water from a well in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Beed. She drowned after falling into the well.
Problems do not seem to end in the state of Maharashtra which is witnessing one of its most severe drought conditions this year. Another Maha district which is affected by drought is the Latur district.
Searching for a solution to this drought problem, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that agriculture should be made drought-proof by shifting the paradigm from relief work to investment in agriculture.
Fadnavis, while speaking at an event yesterday, said that his government plans to create water structures and micro irrigation in 5000 villages across the state with an aim to make the state drought-free in next five years.
He also stated that ‘Jalyukta Shival Abhyaan’ would create distributive water structure by water conservation.