The water crisis has led to a contraction in agricultural, industry and services, forcing skilled and unskilled workers from these regions to migrate to other parts of the state in search of jobs.
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In the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, places like Parbhani, Latur, Usmanabad have received less than 50 per cent rainfall for past two years – less than historical 1972 drought. Latur is one of the worst-affected regions.
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The Manjra dam and Dhanegaon river that used to supply water to Marathwada have gone dry, forcing doctors and clinics in the region to treat patients with just tanker water.
Due to the drought, water will be brought to Latur district by trains.
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Recently, a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the government and cricket boards to not water the pitches during the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) crickets season, starting from April 9, was filed in the Bombay High Court.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been under pressure to move its matches from Maharashtra because of the water crisis. There has been considerable support for cancelling the matches in public discourse too.