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Mar 23, 2020
Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say expertsMarathwada 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.
Jun 18, 2019
Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr-Rs 25,000 cr for Marathwada water grid, Devendra Fadnavis informs AssemblyMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said his government was planning to ensure piped drinking water supply in every village of the parched Marathwada region through a water grid
Nov 22, 2018
Widows of Vidarbha, Marathwada farmers discuss their inheritance of loss at Mumbai protest meetBereaved women farmers have been able to articulate their problems in public after years of mobilising efforts by the Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM)
Jan 14, 2018
Marathwada Diary: High amounts of fluoride in groundwater continue to threaten drought-hit Nanded villagesSawarkhed's groundwater contains fluoride. This is a chemical that is naturally present in soil, rocks and groundwater. But in concentrated form, it can be extremely harmful.
Sep 14, 2017
Farm crisis: Climate change shrinks productivity; agrarian life, rural economy under threatWith the government admitting that climate change costs India up to $10 billion every year, there is an increasing acceptance its role in agriculture.
Sep 02, 2017
Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt receives applications from UP, Karnataka and Gujarat tooFarmers from outside the state too have applied for the Maharashtra government's crop loan waiver scheme, a senior official said today.
Aug 20, 2017
Marathwada Diary: As drought threat looms large, farmers and labourers begin migrating to citiesFarmers feel they won't reap a good harvest even if it rains in the remainder of the season, forcing them to migrate.
Aug 17, 2017
Maharashtra farm loan waiver: Online application process confounds farmers; lakhs fail to sign upOut of the 90 lakh farmers in Maharashtra, only 12 lakh have enrolled for the loan waiver scheme, of which only 10 lakh have actually applied
Jun 08, 2017
RedInk Awards: Firstpost's coverage of Marathwada drought wins in 'Environment' categoryFirstpost's coverage of the acute drought afflicting the Marathwada districts of Maharashtra in 2016, has won handsomely at the RedInk awards for Excellence in Journalism
Sep 26, 2016
Water-starved Marathwada receives excessive rains, farmers worry about crop lossThe incessant rains for the past 10 days have brought relief to the water-stressed Marathwada region which has been suffering from drought for the past four years. Here is why we should worry