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 impac...
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 c...
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 o...
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 | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 24, 2013
Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale today contributed Rs five lakh towards the Maharashtra Chief Minister's drought relief fund.
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.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday April 20, 2013
The Vintage & Classic Car Club of India (VCCCI) has organised an exhibition of vintage and classic cars at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai. The money raised through this exhibition will be donated to the Chief Minister's Drought Relief Fund. The ...
India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta; Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Thursday April 18, 2013
As farmers in Maharashtra are being battered by drought, a new stinging report by the state's auditor blames the government for grossly mishandling irrigation projects.
India News | Reported by Rashmi Rajput (With inputs from PTI), Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Sunday April 14, 2013
A week after he made a crass remark ridiculing a farmer who was on a hunger strike on the drought situation in the state, Maharashtra Deputy Chief minister Ajit Pawar, as an act of his repentance, is on a day-long hunger strike in the Satara district...
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Sunday April 14, 2013
Days after the Bombay High Court ordered the Maharashtra government to release water to the Ujani dam in Solapur, Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said the decision earlier to not release water was ri...
India News | Saurabh Gupta | Saturday April 13, 2013
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today said the controversy over his nephew and Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's comments about urinating in a dam to fill it up should end as the minister has apologised. His remarks came ...
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday April 11, 2013
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar illegally diverted water meant for farmers to industries in his family stronghold of Pune district, an NGO has alleged.
India News | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Tuesday April 9, 2013
The farmer whose hunger strike provoked Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to make a crass remark on drought-hit Maharashtra's water shortage, is shifting his protest today from Mumbai's Azad Maidan to outside the house of the Chief Minister, who is li...
India News | Miloni Bhatt | Monday April 8, 2013
Ajit Pawar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, has said that his crass and insensitive remarks about the water and power problems that are overwhelming his state's farmers in the midst of a severe drought were the "biggest mistake" of his poli...
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Monday April 8, 2013
The NCP leader's crude remarks are a result of his much-brandished "brash style of politics"