Report on Scarcity Conditions in Maharashtra State due to less rainfall during June 2014

The rainfall condition was good during last year. Correspondingly, there was increase in Ground Water level . Based on the situation of rainfall & Ground Water level during last year, It has been predicted during this year that scarcity conditions will be observed in 2431 villages from 100 blocks. There are 9 measures which are proposed under Scarcity Action Plan through district Collectors. As on 21.06.2014, out of 8634 borewell sites, the survey work is completed for 8121 sites and 4295 sites are found feasible for borewells. Out of this, 1786 borewells are drilled. 1095 Hand pumps & 18 power pumps are installed on 1541 successful borewells. Works are in progress in other places & 264 private drilling rigs are available with Zilla Parishads.