Irrigation Dept Might Not Sustain Existing Supply If Monsoon Is Delayed, Say Officials

Pune: In the face of an imminent drought, the state government has warned Puneites against “wasting and excess use” of drinking water for non-drinking purposes. Besides, it has categorically stated that no additional quota of water will be granted to the city. High-level meetings of civic officials and the state government representatives in the last two days concluded that it would be difficult for the state irrigation department to sustain existing supply if monsoon is delayed.