Will Pune Have Water Cuts? Khadakwasla Cluster Water Level At Just 45.90

Will Pune Have Water Cuts? Khadakwasla Cluster Water Level At Just 45.90

The situation underscores the looming uncertainty surrounding water availability in Pune in the coming months.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 12:45 PM IST
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Amid rising concerns of potential water shortages, the quartet of dams supplying water to Pune is currently at only 45.90 percent of their storage capacity, equivalent to 13.38 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic feet). This indicates a significant decrease from last year's storage level of 54.17 percent, holding 15.80 TMC.

Water cuts

The situation underscores the looming uncertainty surrounding water availability in Pune in the coming months. However, during a recent meeting of Pune Municipal Corporation officials, District Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar advised against implementing water cuts for Pune city.

Instead, he urged the administration to prioritize addressing water supply complaints from residents in areas experiencing low-pressure supply.

Official records reveal that the cumulative water storage of the Khadakwasla reservoir stands at 54.39 percent, accounting for 1.07 TMC of water as of March 23. Panshet reservoir is at 48.10 percent, holding 5.12 TMC, while Temghar stands at 9.11 percent with 0.34 TMC. Additionally, the Warasgaon dam stands at 53.40 percent capacity, holding 6.85 TMC.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule slammed the government for neglecting drought-like situation in Maharashtra and said 'but those in power are busy making trips'.

She expressed concern over the lack of action on drought management and emphasised the importance of addressing the challenges faced by the state. She highlighted the pressing need for fodder camps and water tankers in Baramati and across Maharashtra due to the drought-like situation.

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