AURANGABAD: With the Jayakwadi dam showing 63% live stock, parched areas downstream can finally expect some relief, but not in such gushing and plentiful quantities.

Water experts and activists in the region have alleged that canals in downstream areas are in a wild state of disrepair, which could cause considerable transmission losses. Many expressed fears that up to 50% of the water could be lost in transit.

Farmer activist Jayaji Suryawanshi rued, “The canal systems, its drains and sub-drains look like forest patches. The walls of many canals are badly damaged. The drains and sub-drains have been completely neglected. It is unlikely that the water being released from Jayakwadi dam will reach the end point in the desired amount.” Read more