Drought in Maharashtra

Drought in Maharashtra News

Maharashtra government announces crop loan waiver for flood-hit farmers

The committee will be headed by former principal secretary (water resources) Nandkumar Wadnere. Water management expert Pradeep Purandare and Central Water Commission’s chief Nityanand Rai will be among its members.

The secrets behind the all-weather lakes in Shivaji-era forts

In the middle of a severe drought in Maharashtra, lessons in water conservation from the 17th century.


Maharashtra Agri Minister's plea to farmers: 'Don't think of committing suicide'

Bonde's assurance comes a day after the state government informed the Legislative Assembly that Maharashtra has recorded 12,021 farmer suicides during the last four years, with Marathwada and Vidarbha being the worst hit regions.

Drought spell: Maharashtra govt focuses on effective management of water, animal fodder

The preliminary assessment is, there would be no shortage of foodgrain even if there is a 15-20 per cent crop loss in the kharif season.

Maharashtra: In 182 talukas, 18,000 villages drought-prone

Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said: “In 2011 and 2012, the number of villages declared drought-prone were 6,201 and 3,356, respectively.”

Fewer water tankers in drought belt, thanks to Jalyukta Shivar, says Maharashtra govt

Government says tankers in rural Maharashtra have dropped sharply, from 4,883 last year to 798 this year