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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 18, 2018 1:53 am
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.”
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.