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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.

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 situation: Using recycled water will help tackle drought, says water management expert

Water management expert Madhav Chitale proposes strict reforms to tackle recurring drought in Maharashtra. In an interview with The Indian Express, he speaks about how to overcome water scarcity.


Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis: 6,000 villages to become drought-free this year

Reiterating the government’s commitment to make all 25,000 villages drought free by 2019, Fadnavis said:”The government will make 6,000 villages drought free this year. So far, the scheme has helped make 11,247 villages drought free.”

Bombay High Court seeks reply from cricket body on water for IPL matches

The court was hearing a 2016 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Loksatta Movement, which had maintained that 60 lakh litres of water was proposed to be used to maintain the pitches in the three venues nominated for IPL-2016 in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Piped system to carry dam water to farms in drought-hit areas

Cabinet adopts policy to promote micro-irrigation, piped water supply

MPCC prez Ashok Chavan hits out at PM Modi, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis over drought

The former state Chief Minister said that in wake of the water crisis prevalent in Osmanabad and other districts,people were migrating to metro cities, and problems like unemployment have become big.

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.