Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Maharashtra water crisis


In year of drought and flood, Maharashtra govt comes up with policy to mitigate crises, save water

September 06, 2019 8:20 am

The policy prioritises judicious use of water, drinking water as well as the water used in industries, and water used for power generation, cultural and religious ceremonies, and sports activities.

Every drop counts: These water trucks are lifeline for parched Maharashtra

June 16, 2019 6:32 pm

Maharashtra is witnessing one of its worst water emergencies in years, with the government deploying 6,597 tankers to supply water to 5,243 villages and 11,293 hamlets. SANDEEP ASHAR spends a day with MH 09A 9646 and its driver as they travel 148 km to deliver water to some of the most parched villages of Palghar district.

As water crisis grips Marathwada region, Parbhani civic body fines local residents for ‘wasting’ water

April 07, 2019 2:14 am

Both Rabi and Kharif crops have been hit in these areas with water scarcity taking a toll on human and animals alike. Failure of crops like jowar, napier grass, maize, etc, has triggered a serious fodder crisis, which has threatened livestock across the state.

3,000 villages in Maharashtra may face acute drinking water shortage by year-end

November 07, 2018 7:29 am

The report, which contains figures about groundwater levels from the last five years, pointed out that this year’s levels are among the lowest in the last half-decade.

Badalta Maharashtra: Water conclave to look at challenges ahead, solutions

June 21, 2018 3:59 am

As part of Badalta Maharashtra, Loksatta has held several conclaves on critical subjects such as urbanisation, education, industries, transport and health.

Maharashtra government shortlists 6,200 new villages for Jalyukta Shivar project

April 12, 2018 5:48 am

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “In the last three years, Jalyukta Shivar work was taken in phases across 16,621 villages. Of these 11,247 villages have become water reliant. The remaining will become water reliant by December 2018.”

Supreme Court junks plea for total cut in water supply to breweries in Maharashtra

May 25, 2016 1:00 am

The apex court dismissed the petition as withdrawn after the counsel agreed to withdraw the plea.

Maharashtra water crisis drags 'Open Defecation Free' villages back to fields

February 26, 2020 5:38 pm

Drought poses major setback to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Maharashtra.

Pune: ‘Enough water for city till July 15’

May 20, 2016 12:23 am

Even after releasing 1TMC for Daund and Indapur, there is enough stock: Irrigation department officials

Ban on water to Maharashtra breweries: SC to hear plea

May 17, 2016 2:19 am

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking complete ban on water supply to distilleries and breweries in drought-hit regions of Maharashtra.


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.