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Drought-hit Marathwada migrants triple their incomes in Mumbai; rise above poverty: Report

Jun 13, 2016

Drought-hit Marathwada migrants triple their incomes in Mumbai; rise above poverty: Report

Despite the rough conditions, migrants from Marathwada earn enough money in Mumbai’s construction industry to climb above the poverty line. #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Mumbai #Maharashtra #Below Poverty Line #MGNREGA #migration #Marathwada #Latur #Nanded #construction workers #Marathwada drought
How water inequality governs drought-hit Maharashtra

May 31, 2016

How water inequality governs drought-hit Maharashtra

A resident of Pune, Maharashtra’s second-most developed city, uses five times as much water as her counterpart in Latur, the district most ravaged by drought in the south-central Marathwada region. #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra #Drought #Marathwada #Latur #Andhra Pradesh drought
Drought in India: There's water everywhere in Latur, but not a drop of it's free

May 30, 2016

Drought in India: There's water everywhere in Latur, but not a drop of it's free

Anything to do with the storage, supply or distribution of water is a flourishing business in drought hit Latur. A sort of thirst economy exists there. #GDP #BJP #ConnectTheDots #MNREGA #Bundelkhand #P. Sainath #Drought #Yogendra Yadav #Marathwada #Latur #Swaraj Abhiyan #National Disaster Response Fund #Jal-Hal padyatra
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