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Authorities in Maharashtra’s Latur town, which is experiencing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer, today said they have decided to deploy police at water supply spots if the situation demands.

Maharashtra Ministers Eknath Khadse and Pankaja Munde on Tuesday visited drought hit Latur district.

Eknath Khadse said that they are in talks with the railway ministry and have also requested them to help transport water to Latur.

He further added, Rail Minister has directed concerned authorities to help transport water from Pandharpur to Latur.

“It’s a serious issue. We’re making all possible efforts so that water can be transported to Latur in 15 days,” E Khadse told to ANI

Authorities in Maharashtra’s Latur town, which is experiencing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer, on Monday said they have decided to deploy police at water supply spots if the situation demands.

“The municipal corporation has already deployed home guards at the water tanks. If needed, we will deploy police there to prevent law and order issue over water supply,” Latur Superintendent of Police Dnyanesh Chavan told PTI.

“There are six main water tanks in Latur. There is already a police chowki next to one of the tanks. We have increased patrolling in these areas,” Chavan said.

Amid an unprecedented scarcity of water, district collector Pandurang Pol in March clamped section 144 of CrPC in drought-stricken Latur to bar assembly of more than five people around the wells and water filling points to prevent possible violence.

The order was in force till March 31.