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Oct 07, 2019
Western Maharashtra floods: Activists blame state government for the recent deluge in KolhapurActivists blame the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur, alleging that flood lines of the Panchganga river were redefined to provide benefits to the builders.
Jul 30, 2019
Five dams in Maharashtra release excess water; parts of Marathwada will benefit, says state Water Resources Department officerWater was released from five dams in North, Western Maharashtra, as reservoirs got full due to heavy rains in catchment areas, government officials said. Warning was also issued to villages on the banks of the Mutha and Godavari rivers as their levels were likely to rise. 'It will ease water scarcity in Marathwada', said an official of the Water Resources Department.
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
Sep 09, 2018
Flood threat looms large over Patna after Madhya Pradesh releases water from Bansagar dam; officials put on alertFlood threat loomed large over Patna district on Saturday after the Madhya Pradesh government released 3.55 lakh cusecs of water from Bansagar dam.
May 30, 2018
Ahead of Chhattisgarh election, privatisation of Shivnath river looms large for Raman Singh govtChhattisgarh goes to the polls this December and, considering the RWL contract is up for renewal in October 2020, the Shivnath issue is bound to loom large once again.
Jul 29, 2017
Goa minister warns officials not to use 'political pressure' to stop transfersIn a written order, Goa's Water Resources Minister, Vinod Palyekar has told bureaucrats in his department not to leverage "political pressure" to stop transfers of officials
Nov 23, 2016
Demonetisation helps Maharashtra govt recover long-pending dues and local taxesThe Centre's demonetisation move has helped the Maharashtra government recover a good amount of long-pending dues by way of local taxes in the past 15 days, as defaulters were allowed to pay arrears in scrapped notes
Aug 22, 2014
Ganga reaches danger level mark in many areas of BiharThe Disaster Management Department has launched full-fledged relief operations in flood-hit areas of Bihar as evacuation of critically affected people came to a halt and there were no reports of further deaths or inundation.