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Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif crops
India

Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif crops

Farmers in Marathwada gamble on a second sowing in a desperate need to raise some cash ahead of Rabi season as they expect poor yield due to rainfall failure during first round of Kharif sowing

Marathwada’s drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants
India

Marathwada’s drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants

Hidden behind a large municipal water tanker is a sign that announces the existence of a camp for distress migrants from the region of Marathwada in Maharashtra

Marathwada drought: 65 farmer suicides reported in April, highest in Beed
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Marathwada drought: 65 farmer suicides reported in April, highest in Beed

As many as 65 farmers in Marathwada have committed suicide in the first three weeks of April. The highest have been reported from Beed district

Marathwada's drought: Some measures that could save the parched region from recurring drought
Mumbai

Marathwada's drought: Some measures that could save the parched region from recurring drought

Here are some of the measures which could have saved the farmers in the perennially parched Marathwada from distress, had they been implemented

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis
Mumbai

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

While the sugarcane crop might be at the centre of a debate at present with Marathwada reeling under an unprecedented drought, its history in Maharashtra goes way back.

Marathwada's drought: How climate change has destroyed agriculture and ruined farmers
India

Marathwada's drought: How climate change has destroyed agriculture and ruined farmers

The rise in the country’s annual temperature by 0.7 °C and erratic climatic patterns are sure to affect Marathwada's agriculture which is primarily rainfed

Marathwada’s drought: Crop insurance for farmers not adequate to cover cultivation costs
India

Marathwada’s drought: Crop insurance for farmers not adequate to cover cultivation costs

Three years of drought in Marathwada and extreme weather events have made agriculture unpredictable, but insurance meant to defray the risk is failing farmers

Marathwada's drought: Why debt-ridden farmers are deemed least creditworthy
India

Marathwada's drought: Why debt-ridden farmers are deemed least creditworthy

In Marathwada, crop value has collapsed to near-zero as the drought has shrunk agricultural yields. With it, the ability of farmers to raise loans on their land has declined

Marathwada’s drought: Shirpur, Jal Biradari projects show impact of small local initiatives
India

Marathwada’s drought: Shirpur, Jal Biradari projects show impact of small local initiatives

Activists, hydrologists and village leaders have begun to explore the prospect of implementing water conservation efforts in drought-hit Maharashtra

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation
India

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Toothless water and irrigation laws in Maharashtra explain the paradox of a state with the largest dam infrastructure facing water scarcity and drought

Marathwada drought: Will outreach help reduce farmer suicides?
India

Marathwada drought: Will outreach help reduce farmer suicides?

Marathwada drought has seen a rise in farmer suicides due to shrinking income and debts. As a result social and medical interventions have increased

Marathwada’s drought: A surveyor of suicides tells the story behind the statistics and the lonely struggle of Indian farmers
India

Marathwada’s drought: A surveyor of suicides tells the story behind the statistics and the lonely struggle of Indian farmers

Why are Marathwada’s farmers committing suicide? Is it crop failure, mounting debt or alcoholism? To find answers to these questions, Aurangabad-based organisation Swami Ramanand Tirth Sanshodhan Sansthan is doing a survey in Marathwada.

Marathwada drought: Maha has the most dams in the country, but the least effective irrigation network, leaving lakhs in the lurch
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Marathwada drought: Maha has the most dams in the country, but the least effective irrigation network, leaving lakhs in the lurch

Marathwada drought: When a dam becomes an end, rather than a means to an end, what you get is a grand water and irrigation system on paper and water scarcity on the ground.

Marathwada's drought: Water scarcity has created a region where trust has eroded and left the social fabric frayed
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Marathwada's drought: Water scarcity has created a region where trust has eroded and left the social fabric frayed

In recent times, the drought in Marathwada has been reported, discussed and debated, but all from a safe distance. News reports, television debates, social media commentary and even judicial pronouncements have been made regarding the situation.

Marathwada's drought: Dry lands, economic deprivation shrinking opportunities, driving workers away from Latur
India

Marathwada's drought: Dry lands, economic deprivation shrinking opportunities, driving workers away from Latur

At first glance, Latur looks like any other Indian town with its dusty congested streets and crowded bazaars. But looks can be deceptive. The town is the epicentre of a process of deindustrialisation and economic deprivation that has spread across the whole district.

Marathwada's drought: In the midst of severe economic downturn, private water sellers reap profits in Latur
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Marathwada's drought: In the midst of severe economic downturn, private water sellers reap profits in Latur

The current drought in Marathwada is being compared to the historic drought of 1972, of which some of the town’s older residents have vivid memories

Marathwada's drought: Region is parched, impoverished and desperate, but it's a crisis of its own making
India

Marathwada's drought: Region is parched, impoverished and desperate, but it's a crisis of its own making

The cries for water and the spurt in suicides in parched Marathwada are just some of the sharp manifestations of the rot that threatens to tear the state apart