Farmers to reap Maha gain from mini water schemes

Amid fears of inflation due to possible loss of rabi crops subsequent to poor rainfall this season, comes a ray of hope. Late rainfall has helped place enough water stock in the newly created 1.2 lakh artificial ponds, bunds, and recharged nullahs, enhancing the state’s water storage capacity by 25 TMC, half of Mumbai’s annual supply. And all this has been done by spending just Rs 1,400 crore, much less than the Rs 8,000 crore the state would have required to create larger dams of the same capacity.

Source: Mumbai News