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Jan 05, 2019
Maharashtra farmers face severe water crisis as winter rains play truant, damage prospects of rabi cropsFarmers had pinned their hopes on the winter rains for the rabi season. However, unfortunately, the rainfall deficit across large swathes of the country has come as a setback.
Jan 04, 2019
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edgeHere is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Jan 02, 2019
Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attendA year after caste clashes marred the event to celebrate the anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle, eight to 10 lakh people paid tributes amidst a heavy police presence at the memorial here, which has come to be known as a symbol of Dalit pride.
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 12, 2018
India's sugar output likely to drop next year as drought cuts cane planting; exports to be hitA drop in production would slash exports from the world’s second-biggest sugar producer and support global prices that have fallen 15 percent so far in 2018.
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 protest for drought relief, farm loan waiver in Mumbai; CM Devendra Fadnavis to hear demands in eveningMaharashtra is witnessing a farm unrest once again. Demanding compensation for drought and the transfer of forest rights to tribals, over 30,000 farmers and tribals are protesting in state capital Mumbai.
Nov 19, 2018
Maharashtra govt nod to Maratha reservation: Since 1980s, community's fight for quota has been long, uneasyThe fight for reservation has not been easy for the politically dominant Maratha community which constitutes over 30 percent of Maharashtra's population. The community has been demanding a quota for a long time now and its agitation for the same in July and August 2018 had taken a violent turn.
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