India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 29, 2015
With Maharashtra facing a drought-like situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will visit affected areas of the state including Marathwada, Ahmednagar and Solapur districts from September 1 to take stock of situation.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 25, 2015
The Maharashtra government, for the first time, will be using drones to monitor the drought-hit Osmanabad district for loss of crops due to water scarcity. The data gathered by these machines will determine the compensation to be paid to the farmers.
India News | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Tuesday August 25, 2015
While the farmers in states like Maharashtra and Karnataka are being punished with a drought-like situation, in the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, it is excessive rain that has destroyed huge swathes of soybean crop.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Only 7 per cent of water remains in drought-hit Marathawada's dams. But still that hasn't stopped sugarcane, a highly water intensive crop, from being produced in the region.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Saturday August 22, 2015
It hits you hard, but it doesn't hurt. From the depressing barren landscape of drought-hit Marathwada in Maharashtra, suddenly bright yellow sunflower fields happily greet the eye. The dramatic change of landscape is not just a visual treat, but yet another proof of the wonders a green cover can do.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad has cancelled his 'Sangharsh' dahi handi event in adjoining Thane in view of the drought situation in Maharashtra and new "restrictions" brought up by state government on celebration of the festival.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Tuesday August 18, 2015
With less than 50 per cent rain this monsoon, the agrarian crisis in the drought-prone Marathwada region of Maharashtra has further deepened. At the heart of the crisis is a spurt in farmer suicides.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 17, 2015
Only seven per cent of usable water remains in all the 814 water reservoirs across eight districts of Marathwada region in Maharashtra, leaving more than 870 villages parched.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 13, 2015
With a drought threat looming, Maharashtra plans to dig a whopping 100,000 wells and create 50,000 farm ponds from August 15, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in Mumbai on Thursday.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday July 18, 2015
Seven farmers from Maharashtra's Wardha district have written to the state government seeking permission to kill themselves. Deficient rainfall and hailstorms earlier this year had destroyed their crops, and they have not been given the promised compensation by the government since January this year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 2, 2015
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar today met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking relief to farmers affected by drought across the state.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Sunday April 12, 2015
First the skies dried up, and then it rained heavily, too heavily for Ramesh Khamankar's cotton crop. In January, the cotton farmer from Maharashtra's Vidarbha region poisoned himself to death.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Monday December 15, 2014
An unseasonal bout of heavy rain and hailstorm has damaged the entire standing crop in northern Maharashtra, leaving farmers with no options but to take desperate steps.
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Friday June 13, 2014
A sub-normal monsoon has given rise to the possibility of drought in parts of the country, but the government is ready to tackle it, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said ahead of a meeting called by the Prime Minister to review the impact of poor rainfall.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 28, 2014
Maharashtra won the Ranji Trophy twice but both the titles came in the pre-Independence era in 1939-40 and 1940-41.
India News | Edited by Diana George | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Onions are now Rs 60 a kilogram across India. While production has been affected because of drought conditions in Maharashtra, the largest onion producing state in the country, experts say hoarding of onions by many traders has caused an artificial crisis.
Mumbai News | Miloni Bhatt | Friday July 19, 2013
For one kilogram of onions in Central Mumbai's Worli market, Shobha Kakde, a young housewife reluctantly pays the vegetable vendor Rs 35.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer | Sunday June 16, 2013
The monsoon has already made its entry in the country but farmers in Karnataka are anxious. The state had recently experienced a severe drought that also hit Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 7, 2013
Severely hit by drought since the past few years, the Maharashtra government has outlined a Rs 60,000 crore programme which includes creating decentralised water storage to make the state drought-free in three years.
India News | Written by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel | Thursday May 23, 2013
Most parts of Maharashtra face drought almost every year. At times it is due to natural reasons, many a times, it is man-made. 2013 has been dubbed as a man-made drought, simply because of wrong policies and rampant corruption in the water business of the state.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Tuesday May 7, 2013
As Maharashtra grapples with severe drought, citizens across the state are donating generously to the Chief Minister's relief fund. Rs. 116 crore has been collected so far from citizens and organisations.
Purnima Ranawat | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Bollywood star Salman Khan's 'Being Human' foundation has come forward to offer help in the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
India News | Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 4, 2013
In an unprecedented move, cops in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district have been deployed to prevent possible theft of water in drought-affected Marathwada region, after the Bombay High Court ordered release of water to the reservoirs in the area.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday April 24, 2013
India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little - and too late - for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades.