Aurangabad: The incessant rains have finally brought relief in several parts of drought affected Maharashtra. The Godavari river is overflowing and the water has already reached Aurangabad after crossing Kopargaon and touching the Jayakwadi dam. The Godavari river water will thus quench the thirst of 300 villages in Jalna.
Since the last five years, Aurangabad and other parts of Marathwada have been reeling under drought and the rains now spell good news for them.
This year too, while Konkan and other parts of Maharashtra have been receiving heavy rainfall, it has been dry in Marathwada. The people living in this region, have even knocked on the doors of the Bombay High Court to get water released from the Godavari river and other nearby rivers which will enable the water to flow into the Jayakwadi dam.
The situation in Aurangabad, Beed, Parbhani, Jalna and other areas in Marathwada is still critical. People haven't been able to sow seeds this season, and the fact that water has reached the Jayakwadi dam, is a ray of hope for them.
The water crisis is still grim in these areas and the villagers are anticipating for more rains. While on the other hand, many areas in Nashik on Monday were lashed by heavy rainfall.
The water level in the Godavari river has already reached the waist level of the two-faced Maruti statue, which marks the danger level of the river.
Nashik witnessed several vehicles floating under the Gadge Maharaj bridge and Trambakeshwar also faced a similar situation as life was thrown in disarray in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar.