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Oct 20, 2019
Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districtsThe severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.
Oct 10, 2019
Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubtPeople in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government
Dec 20, 2018
Maharashtra govt approves Rs 4,089 cr for Tembhu irrigation scheme; project to benefit Satara, Solapur, Sangli districtsThe Maharashtra government Thursday approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Satara district; project will benefit the perennially drought-prone areas of Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts
Dec 05, 2018
Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselvesThere's an urgent need for the state government to take employment schemes like MGNREGA to drought-affected areas soon to prevent mass migration of farm labourers to urban areas
Nov 22, 2018
Maharashtra farmers' agitation: State worst performer in irrigation; policymakers deserve to be put on trialThe agitation leaders have made more demands of the type that will harm farmers, and less of the type that will protect farmers in the years to come
Nov 21, 2018
Farmers' march: Maharashtra govt's 'lukewarm' response cause for repeated protests; drought relief, MSP hike demands unmetThe farmers' march from Thane to Mumbai also comes amid many similar rallies being held in other parts of the country, including the 'Kisan Kranti Yatra' on 23 September and the protest led by the Congress' farmers' cell on 23 October.
Oct 30, 2018
Maharashtra grapples with acute agrarian distress: Kharif crops have dried up, farmers may opt out of rabiObservers believe the current situation looks bleaker even than the acute drought years between 2012-15. Currently, over 350 tankers have been deployed to supply water in Maharashtra.
Oct 23, 2018
71% of talukas in Maharashtra face groundwater depletion: Insufficient rains, lack of water management compound problemIn 7,212 villages in the state, groundwater level has reduced by over 1 metre. Overall, 13,984 villages from 252 talukas in the state have witnessed a depletion by more than 1 meter as compared to the average of the last five years.
May 14, 2016
Rs 2,000 crore-additional relief package sought from Centre: Eknath KhadseThe Maharashtra government has sought additional relief package of over Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre to tackle drought in the state.
May 03, 2016
Marathwada drought intensifies: With water level at 2%, dams close to running dryAdding to the plight of 19 million population of Marathwada, the severity of the water crisis in Maharashtra has deepened with only two percent of water left in dams of the drought-hit region.