204 districts in Maharashtra devoid of rains

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Mumbai, Jun 25 (UNI) As many as 204 districts of Maharashtra have received no rainfall, causing an acute shortage of water required for the sowing season.

Barring the districts of Konkan region, Kolhapur and Nagpur, which have received good rains, most of the regions in the state are devoid of rainfall, with only 19 districts receiving little rainfall, a state government release said here today.

Following the moderate rainfall received by the state, the big, medium and the small irrigation canals have suffered 16 per cent water cut. There has been a water cut of 34 per cent in irrigation canals of Konkan, 15 per cent in Marathwada, 19 per cent in Nagpur, 13 per cent in Amravati, seven per cent in Nashik and 13 per cent in Pune. There are 2,00,210 irrigation canals in the state, which have suffered 5,234 million cubic meter water cut, the release added.

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