Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities
With farming increasingly proving to be unprofitable due to various reasons in Maharashtra, migrant workers returning to villages will have to return to urban centres for livelihood as soon as lockdown eases.
Chavan had attended some meetings in the last week in Mumbai before travelling back to his home district in Marathwada.
Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.
Ex-BJP minister calls woman tehsildar ‘heroine’ during Jalna rally; NCP says leader's remarks ‘outraged woman’s modesty’
BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Babanrao Lonikar has called a woman tehsildar sitting on the stage a 'heroine' during his speech on a planned rally of farmers in Jalna district
Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra govt says farmers whose crop loan exceed Rs 2 lakh ineligible for loan waiver scheme
Farmers whose crop loan, taken between April 2015 and March 2019, is more than Rs two lakh, will not be eligible for the loan waiver scheme announced by the Uddhav Thackeray-led 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' government in Maharashtra last week
In the gondhal, an attempt to commune with the divine: Unravelling the origins of Maharashtra's folk art form
The story goes that the dance form known as the ‘gondhal’ was created when the warrior-sage Parashuram, having killed and beheaded the demon Betasur, sewed the sinews of its head into its crown and fashioned a musical instrument out of it. Playing this macabre instrument, Parashuram danced to thunderous, alarming rhythms, in praise of his mother, the Goddess Renuka.
Sustainable, climate-resilient, organic agriculture is allowing more and more women in Marathwada to feed their families and make money.
Shiv Sena targets BJP over 'paltry' aid by Maharashtra governor for rain-hit farmers, demands compensation of Rs 25,000 per hectare for destroyed Kharif crops
In party mouthpiece 'Saamana', they said BJP, which is in power at the Centre, left the affected farmers in the state 'disappointed' with the 'meagre' relief
In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA
Amravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.
Post-monsoon rains bring relief to Maharashtra's Latur; parched Marathwada district's water stock to last till June 2020, say officials
Post-monsoon rains have come as a welcome relief for Latur in Maharashtra as reservoirs have got filled, reducing water scarcity in the perennially parched Marathwada district.
IMD lifts red alert for Kerala, but warns of downpour in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu; no respite from Karnataka floods yet, says Skymet
Meanwhile, 'Orange Alert' warnings have been issued for Idukki and 'Yellow alert' for Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in Kerala
Marathi actress Pooja Zunjar and her newborn baby die post delivery in Hingoli; relatives blame lack of ambulance
The police official said Pooja was rushed to a primary health centre in Goregaon, her native place in the district, around 2 am on Sunday after she went into labour.
Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web
Vaishali Yede gained a measure of fame for having delivered a heart-wrenching speech at the Marathi Literary Festival.
Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders
If a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.
Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
People 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
Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP banks on Modi's appeal, but faces challenge of farm distress, quota demands
The Maharashtra Assembly election will test whether the BJP still retains the momentum that it had during the Lok Sabha battle
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
Over a year after the Maratha agitators took to the streets of various cities in Maharashtra to press for a host of demands, the Maharashtra government has only partially succeeded in placating them
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra, Xi Jinping's India visit, National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories
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Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.
Mumbai rains: Two trains diverted and one cancelled amid heavy downpour across state, says Central Railway
Two trains have been diverted and one cancelled following heavy downpour in Mumbai, the Central Railway said on Tuesday.