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Alarmed by the depleting levels of water in dams in more than 50% of Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asked district guardian secretaries to ensure implementation of drought mitigation plans in their respective districts.

Fadnavis told the district guardian secretaries to travel to their districts and check whether the drought mitigation measures launched by the state government, according to the guidelines issued by the centre, are being implemented or not. The secretaries have been asked to submit their reports to the government by 21 May.

In Marathwada, all eight districts are suffering from severe drought with water levels in major and medium dams dropping to 10-15% of their capacity. In Vidarbha and north Maharashtra, too, water levels in dams have depleted to 15-17%.

The state has received 4,248 crore so far as assistance from the centre to tackle drought, said an official at the chief minister’s office on condition of anonymity.

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