Pandharkawada- Dated-April 27, 2010
The vidarbha jan andolan samiti (VJAS) has s organized a one day “Pani Parishad-water council” on 28th April at Pandharkawada-based Agrasen bhavan to discuss various aspects of the ongoing water crisis due to drought and acute water scarcity.
According to the general secretary of VJAS ,Mohan Jadhav ,over 20,000 villages across vidarbha and Marathwada regions of
Prof.H.M.Desarada ex-member Maharashtra planning board and senior agrarian economic is presiding the meet which will discuss the pros and cons of the problems at length and pass resolutions to draw attention of the state government towards the demands .The VJAS is demanding drinking water to all drought hit villages ,facilities for fodder, food, health and employment and implementation of “Ekatmik vihir punarbharan kariyakarma- Integrated water recharging programm” thorugh EGS ,waiver of old dues and to provide fresh crop loans to all farmers and a CBI probe in to corruption in irrigation and water shade management work under prime minister relief package .
“There is drop of water level more than 5 meters and efforts are going to take out the water below 200 meters and dead stock in all water reservoir and dams .Govt. has spent more than Rs.5000/- on irrigation but failed to increase the irrigation area in the region .massive corruption in allotments of contracts has created this hostel situation .CAG and PAC have both confirmed the massive irregularities in the relief package but maharashtra govt. failed to take any action against erring officers and ministers ,we will atke up this issue any water crisis meet and demand C.B.I. probe in the matter” kishor tiwari of vidarbha jan andolan samiti (VJAS) informed ina press note today