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Drought casts spell on Maharshtra economy, growth stagnant at 7.5%

The one indicator that will worry the Devendra Fadnavis-led government the most as it spells out its final budget before the state polls on Tuesday is the negative growth in the crop sector.

Maharashtra government likely to extend more financial sops to drought-hit farmers

“Two possibilities are being discussed. The government may extend the cut-off date for the ongoing crop loan waiver from 2016-17 to 2018-19. Or introduce new guidelines to cover targeted segments of smaller and marginal farmers reeling under debt,” an official said.

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Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar, CM Devendra Fadnavis meet, talk drought

Sources said Pawar urged Fadnavis to look into the demands for water tankers and cattle camps. He also highlighted the need to provide crop loss compensation to farmers and ensuring that their power supply is not disconnected.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis orders cattle camps in drought-hit Parbhani

Issuing a stern warning to the district administration, Fadnavis asked the officials not to cite the code of conduct for the lapses in reaching drought-relief measures to people.

Centre turns down Maharashtra’s plea for Rs 500 crore assistance in fodder crisis

Failure of the monsoons, especially in Nashik and Marathwada, has led to the declaration of drought in 151 talukas of the state. Both rabi and kharif crops have been hit in these areas with water scarcity taking a toll on human and animals alike.

Tackling drought: Centre nod to Rs 7,962-crore aid

The Maharashtra government had given a proposal to the centre seeking financial assistance to cope with drought in the state.

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Maharashtra drought: Year’s first cattle camp already home to over 7,000 animals

The first cattle camp of the 2018-2019 drought opened unusually early on January 1, long before the advent of the summer, and is already home to over 7,000 animals who will live at the camp until the monsoon arrives.

Drought warning

For governments both at the Centre and in the concerned states, the most sensible option is to act fast.

Maharashtra: Drought, market realities keep Gen Next away from farming

Families across rural Maharashtra find increasingly that the young at home see farming as a self-defeating cycle of losses.

Crops in Maharashtra hit by drought; provide drinking water, fodder: Sharad Pawar writes to CM Devendra Fadnavis

Earlier, Leader of Opposition in state Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, also urged the government to initiate concrete steps towards drought mitigation. Vikhe-Patil said, “The crop loss should be adequately compensated immediately.”

Maharashtra drought Photos

No water source, villages in this Maharashtra district look at govt for daily supply

Mokhada district in Maharashtra is facing acute shortage of water and government tankers supply water to the villagers only one time a day. This water scarcity will significantly increase with time, if proper measures are not taken immediately.

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