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Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

May 23, 2016

Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say. #NewsTracker #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Hunger #Drought #child marriage #Latur #Marathwada drought #National Dalit Watch #Dalit women
Maharashtra drought: Railways send Rs 4 cr bill for water train to parched Latur

May 13, 2016

Maharashtra drought: Railways send Rs 4 cr bill for water train to parched Latur

A month after the first 'water train' reached Latur, the Railways have provided 6.20 crore litre water to the parched region, and sent a Rs four crore bill to the district collector. #NewsTracker #Railways #Latur #Marathwada drought #water train #Jaldoot
Arvind Kejriwal makes fresh offer to send 10 lakh litres of water to Latur

May 13, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal makes fresh offer to send 10 lakh litres of water to Latur

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday made a fresh offer to send 10 lakh litres of water from the national capital. #India #Delhi #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Maharashtra #water #Latur #Delhi CM
Marathwada's drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants

May 06, 2016

Marathwada's drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants

Hidden behind a large municipal water tanker is a sign that announces the existence of a camp for distress migrants from the region of Marathwada in Maharashtra #CriticalPoint #Marathwada #Latur #Nanded #land encroachment #Jalna #MarathwadaDrought #Bhatwadi
Latur drought: At 42 degree Celsius heat, woman dies while waiting to fetch water

May 04, 2016

Latur drought: At 42 degree Celsius heat, woman dies while waiting to fetch water

A 45 years old woman died while fetching water in Maharashtra's drought-hit Latur district on Tuesday. She was forced to go out in 42 degrees Celsius heat to get water from an almost dry hand-pump. #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Beed #Latur #Marathwada drought
Marathwada drought: 65 farmer suicides reported in April, highest in Beed

Apr 28, 2016

Marathwada drought: 65 farmer suicides reported in April, highest in Beed

As many as 65 farmers in Marathwada have committed suicide in the first three weeks of April. The highest have been reported from Beed district #NewsTracker #Drought #Water Crisis #Beed #Osmanabad #Marathwada #Water shortage #Latur #Farmer suicides #MarathwadaDrought #water trains
IPL 2016: Why Bombay HC should have maintained earlier stand and not allowed Pune game on 1 May

Apr 21, 2016

IPL 2016: Why Bombay HC should have maintained earlier stand and not allowed Pune game on 1 May

Despite the High Court’s order, the politicians themselves seem to have no problem with water being wasted in their sake. At least three cases have emerged of water being used to spray make-shift helipads for ministers. #BJP #IPL #InMyOpinion #water #Akhilesh Yadav #Drought #Siddaramaiah #Bhiwandi #Latur #Eknath Khadse #Radha Mohan Singh #IPL 9 #IPL 2016
Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

Apr 20, 2016

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

While the sugarcane crop might be at the centre of a debate at present with Marathwada reeling under an unprecedented drought, its history in Maharashtra goes way back. #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra #Sugarcane #Beed #Water shortage #Latur #Amit Deshmukh #Agrarian crisis #MarathwadaDrought #drip irrigation
Marathwada drought: 'Jaldoot Express' carrying 25 lakh litres water reaches Latur

Apr 20, 2016

Marathwada drought: 'Jaldoot Express' carrying 25 lakh litres water reaches Latur

After nine trips by a 10-wagon water train, a 50-wagon water train carrying 25 lakh litre water reached parched Latur on Wednesday #NewsTracker #Water Crisis #Marathwada #Water shortage #Latur #CM Devendra Fadnavis #water train #Miraj #Jaldoot Express
Pankaja Munde hits back, claims she took drought selfies out of 'contentment'

Apr 18, 2016

Pankaja Munde hits back, claims she took drought selfies out of 'contentment'

Pankaja Munde said it was out of "contentment" of seeing water in the trench due to the desliting work that she took selfies. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Shiv Sena #NCP #Latur #Pankaja Munde #drought selfie