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Sep 14, 2017
Farm crisis: Climate change shrinks productivity; agrarian life, rural economy under threatWith the government admitting that climate change costs India up to $10 billion every year, there is an increasing acceptance its role in agriculture.
Sep 08, 2017
Centre's river-linking schemes: Despite Nitin Gadkari’s bold claims, projects unlikely to take off soon, say expertsExperts believe that Narendra Modi's Rs 5.57 lakh crore river-linking schemes are unlikely to begin soon as they are likely to face legal challenges.
Sep 02, 2017
Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt receives applications from UP, Karnataka and Gujarat tooFarmers from outside the state too have applied for the Maharashtra government's crop loan waiver scheme, a senior official said today.
Aug 27, 2017
Maharashtra govt considering formation of drought monitoring panel, files affidavit before Bombay HCThe Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that while there is no separate crisis management plan for drought, it was considering to form a committee to assess prevalence of water scarcity
Aug 21, 2017
From Amit Shah to Mamata Banerjee, uncivilised remarks and arrogance of power define Indian politiciansBJP chief Amit Shah recently defended the callousness of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh after scores of children died in a hospital in Gorakhpur, saying, this was not the first time it had happened in India
Aug 20, 2017
Marathwada Diary: As drought threat looms large, farmers and labourers begin migrating to citiesFarmers feel they won't reap a good harvest even if it rains in the remainder of the season, forcing them to migrate.
Aug 17, 2017
Maharashtra farm loan waiver: Online application process confounds farmers; lakhs fail to sign upOut of the 90 lakh farmers in Maharashtra, only 12 lakh have enrolled for the loan waiver scheme, of which only 10 lakh have actually applied
Aug 17, 2017
Crop loss fear drives Marathwada farmers to suicide, South India remains parched: Reservoir levels reflect grim realityWhile water levels in major reservoirs in Maharashtra have increased to 59 percent of their total capacity in recent days, the drought situation in the country continues to remain grim.
Aug 17, 2017
Over 30 farmers commit suicide in Marathwada in 8 days, death toll since last 8 months now at 580Thirty-four farmers committed suicide in Marathwada region of Maharashtra in the last eight days, a government report said on Wednesday.
Aug 12, 2017
Kerala braces for water scarcity as deficit monsoon worries Pinarayi Vijayan govtThe monsoon is barely over but a poor southwest rainfall has caused worry amongst the authorities who are scrambling for a solution.