AURANGABAD: Acute water shortage in Marathwada region has forced the administration to supply drinking water to the 749 thirsty villages and 170 hamltes by tankers.
As per the weekly report, the divisional commissioner office sources said a total of 936 water tankers have been supplying water in Marathwada region.
Aurangabad is the worst hit district where 606 water tankers are engaged in quenching the thirst to the 493 villages and 67 hamlets in the district .
The position of the other districts is as follows-- in Jalna, 125 tankers have been providing water to 107 villages and 16 hamlets.
In Nanded district , 124 tankers have been supplying water to 78 villages and 66 hamlets.
At least 42 tankers have been supplying water to 37 villages and 13 hamlet to the Parbhani district.
As many as 21 tankers have been supplying water to 19 villages of Hingoli and in Beed, 15 tankers have been supplying water to 12 villages and 4 hamlets and three tankers has been pressed in Latur district.
Following sufficient water in Osmanabad district, there was no any tanker, they said.
As pre monsoon showers lashed in several parts during the past in the past two days in the region, may give relief.
The district administration has so far acquired total 2099 wells for filling the tankers used for supplying water in the division to tackle the water scarcity, the report added.