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Maharashtra seeks water from K'taka: CM

Press Trust Of India  |  Mumbai/ Solapur 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said talks were on with the Karnataka government to get water from the Almatti dam to tackle the worsening drought situation in the state.

"The drought situation in the state is worse than what was experienced in 1972. The districts, especially along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, are facing acute water shortage," Chavan said in Solapur last night.

"Therefore, talks are being held with the Karnataka government to get water from the Almatti dam. Our Water Supply Minister (Laxmanrao Dhobale) has already had a first round of discussions with them.

First Published: Sun, March 03 2013. 20:24 IST
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