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Jan 06, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis asserts BJP should aim to win 40 of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, says party should be ready to contest without allyDevendra Fadnavis made the statement at a meeting of BJP workers at Latur in central Maharashtra where party chief Amit Shah was also present.
Dec 24, 2018
Marathwada villagers demand jobs under MGNREGA as drought dries up work in farms, factoriesFearing a rise in the number of suicides, alcoholism and housebreaking incidents, farmers in Marathwada are demanding that the Maharashtra government immediately provides jobs to the youth under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
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 18, 2018
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwaterSugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
Nov 06, 2018
'Don't know how we'll manage': Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra's Marathwada left scrounging for waterThis year, Marathwada received 534 millimeters of rain against the region average of 682.9 millimeters
Nov 04, 2018
'Two meals a day and water will be our Diwali,' say Marathwada farmers as drought turns festival of lights into low-key affairFor farmers in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Diwali is a low-key affair with lack of jobs at farms and elsewhere, and drought adding to their despair after a low yield Kharif season
Oct 13, 2018
Marathwada faces acute water scarcity, farm distress; farmers, local activists ask govt to declare droughtThe Marathwada region of Maharashtra may face severe drought conditions in the coming months, due to a 37 percent deficit in the monsoon.
Aug 01, 2018
Maratha quota protest: Jail Bharo Andolan held at Azad Maidan in Mumbai; agitators seek reservation in govt jobsMaratha activists held a 'jail bharo' protest on Wednesday, demanding immediate implementation of reservations in jobs and education for the community.
Jul 31, 2018
Toll in Maratha quota protests rises to six as two more commit suicide; eight attempt self-immolation in LaturMaratha outfits have announced that a mega rally will be held in Mumbai on 9 August in support of their quota demand.
Jun 12, 2018
Maharashtra Legislative Council polls: BJP, Shiv Sena win two seats each, NCP retains oneBJP candidate Suresh Dhas on Tuesday won the Maharashtra Legislative Council election from the Osmanabad-Beed-Latur local bodies seat.