The NDA authorities in Maharashtra is mulling over to cut back ‘extra’ water provide for agriculture to Baramati, the hometown of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, because it believes that the world has been getting extra water on account of political affect.
On the file, the federal government’s reasoning is that the ‘extra’ water for Baramati and Indapur tehsils in Pune district can be utilized to supply reduction to drought-hit areas in neighbouring Satara district. Indapur is a stronghold of Harshwardhan Patil of the Congress.
State Water Assets Minister Girish Mahajan Wednesday stated the Neera left financial institution canal provides water to Baramati and Indapur from the Bhatghar dam in Pune district. It appears Baramati and Indapur are getting extra water than their requirement, the minister stated implying that political affect wielded by Pawar may very well be the rationale behind ‘extra’ water provide to Baramati. “If a few of the water provided to Baramati and Indapur tehsils are saved, it may be provided to drought-hit areas of neighbouring Satara district.
We can’t provide extra water to some areas and deprive others,” Mahajan stated. Political grapevine is that the transfer is geared toward cornering Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar on their dwelling turf in Pune district, forward of the meeting elections due in September-October this 12 months.
Ajit, a former deputy chief minister who had additionally dealt with Water Assets portfolio within the erstwhile UPA authorities within the state, is the MLA from Baramati whereas the Pawar senior’s daughter Supriya Sule is the native MP. When his feedback are sought, Ajit stated, “I don’t know whether or not Girish Mahajan has issued any such order, however he should know that water is for everybody. I’ll look ahead to the official choice of the state authorities”.
Harshvardhan Patil informed reporters that the water provided to Indapur is for farmers. “The federal government can’t level finger at farmers from one area to chop the water provide of others. No matter is the due share of Indapur, it shouldn’t be reduce,” he stated.