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Maharashtra drought


Maharashtra dams see higher water levels than last year

April 04, 2021 8:18 pm

Officers in the department, however, pointed out that it is just the onset of summer, and it remains to be seen how the situation evolves in the summer months between April and June.

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

June 18, 2019 7:12 am

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

June 07, 2019 3:07 am

“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.

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

May 16, 2019 4:11 am

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

May 10, 2019 4:01 am

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

April 02, 2019 7:13 am

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

January 24, 2019 3:55 am

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

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

January 21, 2019 1:34 pm

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.

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

November 24, 2018 7:52 am

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

Drought warning

December 19, 2018 12:44 pm

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


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

April 20, 2018 2:37 pm

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.