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Marathwada drought


Maharashtra: Govt clears 1st phase of Rs 4,293-crore Marathwada water grid project

July 24, 2019 4:52 am

Marathwada, comprising eight districts, has traditionally been a low-rainfall area and the grid project aims to create an integrated piped network to supply water for drinking, industrial and agricultural purposes all through the year.

Crop insurance: Farmers say claim rejections high despite drought

June 22, 2019 5:56 am

The Shiv Sena, which is holding a region-wide drive to assist these farmers, says Aurangabad district alone would have 10,000 to 12,000 such cases of rejection on technical ground.

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.

Marathwada drought: Weddings can wait as water train rolls into parched Latur

April 21, 2016 9:30 am

Young and old turn up at railway station as Jaldoot Express carrying 25 lakh litres of water arrives.

Marathwada drought: 50-wagon train reaches Latur, brings 25 lakh litres water

April 21, 2016 8:37 am

The same train has made nine trips in the past to Latur bringing 5 lakh litre water each time.

Waterless in Marathwada: Wells dry, villages shift to cattle camps

March 18, 2016 1:39 am

With most small and marginal farmers in Marathwada having witnessed four consecutive crop failures, the narrative of the drought has moved out of the fields.

Cattle feed to tankers: Why it’s hard for relief to reach and be monitored

March 17, 2016 8:30 am

There are now 2,75,961 cattle at the camps. They have to be physically counted, minus any technology, twice a day, while also accounting for farmers who may take their animals in and out during the day.

Farm vision statement

January 14, 2016 5:07 am

We need a national framework to address agricultural problems.

Marathwada drought: NCP defends Sharad Pawar, says critics deflecting attention

September 09, 2015 1:23 am

Look who is playing drought politics, says Sena; Supriya Sule says Pawar targeted by detractors for publicity.

In drought hit Maharashtra region, an early casualty: education

September 07, 2015 11:31 am

Villagers in Chikalthana say not more than one in every 20 wells in the vicinity has any water left. Not a single farmer in the village will earn anything from the field this kharif season.


Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

April 17, 2019 10:36 am

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.

Marathwada drought: Relief on track as Jaldoot Express rolls into Latur

April 20, 2016 10:16 am

At 11 pm on Tuesday, the much-awaited 50 wagon train left Miraj in Sangli district for Latur city, covering a distance of around 342 kilometres.