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Maharashtra State Water Policy

Maharashtra diverting water from Vidarbha farmers to power plants: Greenpeace report

Issue Date: Aug 8, 2012
The Maharashtra government has been diverting water meant for irrigating farmlands in drought-prone Vidarbha region and supplying it to coal-based power plants set up by private companies, alleges a report by non-profit Greenpeace. It said at least 398.87 million cubic metre (mcm) water was diverted each year between 2003 and 2011. This water could have helped irrigate approximately 79,774 hectares (ha) of farmland.
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