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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 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
Maharashtra declares drought in 180 tehsils; Devendra Fadnavis says central assistance will reach affected regions soonMarathwada, North Maharashtra and parts of Vidarbha and West Maharashtra are some of the regions facing a drought-like situation this year as they have received 23 percent less rainfall than normal.
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.
Sep 19, 2018
17 districts in Maharashtra's Marathwada, Vidarbha regions facing drought-like situation, says water departmentMost parts of Maharashtra's Marathwada region received average rainfall this monsoon and the water stock in the region stands at just 28.81 percent
Sep 01, 2018
Congress' Ashok Chavan takes dig at Narendra Modi, Devendra Fadnavis, says taxes should be levied on their speechesThe Congress criticised the Maharashtra government for its plan to levy cess on extraction of water from deep wells calling the move as anti-farmers.
Aug 31, 2018
Congress launches 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' in Maharashtra to highlight failures of BJP govt; campaign to end on 8 SeptemberThe Congress party on Friday launched its 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' campaign to highlight the "failures" of the BJP-led central and state governments in fulfilling the promises.
Aug 23, 2018
Marathwada Diary: In Maharashtra's agri belt, uncertainty around income makes farmers unsuitable groomsA farmer was once sought-after as a groom in Marathwada, but the growing uncertainty in agriculture has changed that. Many farm families now spend years, facing several rejections, looking for a bride for their son
Aug 13, 2018
Dhangar protest: After Marathas, Maharashtra's shepherd community demands quota; agitation in Mumbai, MarathwadaAfter the Maratha agitation in Maharashtra for 16% quota in government jobs, the Dhangar community in the state is set to launch a stir seeking reservation in jobs and educational institutions under the Schedule Tribe (ST) category.