MWWRA backs GMIDC decision to release water to Jayakwadi dam

Press Trust of India PTI Automatic Ahmednagar (Maha)

The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) has upheld the Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation (GMIDC) decision to release 12.84 TMC water to the Jayakwadi dam from upstream dams.

In tbe order passed on November 9 by MWRRA Chairman Ravi Buddhiraja, along with members Chitkala Zutshi and S V Sodal, the authority directed to fully implement the October 17, 2015 order of the GMIDC to release water to the Jayakwadi dam in Aurangabad district.

Earlier, while opposing the order, the petitioners had sought that water need not be released from upstream, on the grounds that it would cause transit losses and adversely affect crops.

The move is expected to provide some respite to the drought-hit Marathwada region.

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First Published: Nov 12 2015 | 5:28 PM IST