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Maha drought: Latur to get water by train in 15 days

Water will be brought to Latur district by trains in the next 15 days, while prohibitory orders were clamped near water supply spots in Parbhani town to prevent violence as the authorities grapple with drought in the worst-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

The situation has turned so grim in areas like Latur and Beed that the authorities are even mulling to shift the inmates in district prisons even as the Congress-NCP Opposition on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of failing to tackle the severe crisis.

“We have made arrangements for supplying water through train to Latur. The first such train will reach Latur in next fortnight," Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse told the Maharashtra Assembly. 
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