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Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Apr 13, 2016

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Toothless water and irrigation laws in Maharashtra explain the paradox of a state with the largest dam infrastructure facing water scarcity and drought #Legal #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #Dams #Drought #Water Crisis #Irrigation #Marathwada #Latur #Laws #Water scarcity #MarathwadaDrought #water train #water laws #water exploitation #state water board
A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold

Apr 08, 2016

A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold

Achieving Modi's goal is not impossible. Land reforms and freeing up food prices triggered rapid gains in farm incomes in China in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet he does not plan such steps #Drought #Irrigation #Crop insurance #PM Modi #rural schemes #rural distress
Just add water: PM Modi's new growth recipe

Mar 16, 2016

Just add water: PM Modi's new growth recipe

Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking forward for years to the day when a $65 million dam will be completed in his village, an hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Mumbai. #NewsTracker #water #Dam #Drought #Irrigation #PM Modi
Telangana, Maharashtra sign historic inter-state irrigation agreement

Mar 08, 2016

Telangana, Maharashtra sign historic inter-state irrigation agreement

Making a new beginning, Telangana and Maharashtra governments on Tuesday signed a historic agreement on construction of inter-state irrigation projects. #NewsTracker #Telangana #Maharashtra #Irrigation #Godavari river #K Chandrashekhar Rao #Devendra Fadnavis #KCR
Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Jan 25, 2016

Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Although it is often presented as unique, the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is hardly the first to attempt drought-proofing Maharashtra. #India #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #water #farmers #Drought #Irrigation #Marathwada #IndiaSpend #Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan
Agriculture Census shows land holdings of SC/ST farmers up 10% in five years

Dec 09, 2015

Agriculture Census shows land holdings of SC/ST farmers up 10% in five years

SC and STs had more than 20 percent of the country's overall 138.35 million agri-land holdings in 2010-11. Over 80 percent of total land was held by men, it said. #Economy #India #NewsTracker #Irrigation #Land Holdings #Agriculture Census 2010-11