People, Environment

India Water Train

India Water TrainIndia Water Train

A train carrying 2.5 million liters of water was dispatched to the worst-affected areas of India’s drought-ridden western state of Maharashtra on Monday. The so-called “water train” is pulling 50 tankers filled with water to Latur district. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the tankers, which usually carry oil products, had been steam cleaned, BBC reported. Water in Latur is so scarce that officials have imposed prohibitory orders on gatherings of more than five people around water storage tanks. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted that “more efforts” would be made to provide people in the areas with water. The trains are being filled in Miraj district in western Maharashtra.