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Declare drought in north Maharashtra, Marathwada: Ashok Chavan

Ashok Chavan said that farmlands there were parched despite the Jalyukt Shivar programme of the Devendra Fadnavis government.

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Maharashtra govt seeks Rs 35,000 cr help from Centre for Vidarbha, Marathwada

The state finance department has conveyed to the Centre to consider its proposal for allocation of Rs 35,000 crore under special schemes to tackle the regional imbalance.

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Maharashtra: Water level in Marathwada dams at 27.68 per cent, officials concerned

The water level in dams is significant as, on its basis, the government makes allocations for three crucial sectors — drinking water, agriculture and industries.

Forty Years Ago: August 7, 1978

Armed guards of a godown at Walehandnagar, the sugar-rich town in Maharashtra, fired at a mob of Dalit Panthers who took out a procession late night to protest against “caste riots” in Marathwada.

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Agrarian distress in Vidarbha, Marathwada: subsidies, debt waivers no solution to farm crisis, prioritise watershed strategies, says study

The study ‘Agrarian distress: Why Vidarbha and Marathwada alone’, which aims to identify the causes behind the farm crisis in these regions, says top priority should be given to watershed strategies while planning mitigation measures.

MERC appointment: Conflict-of-interest fears in serving IAS officer’s choice

Maharashtra witnesses all-time high power demand on April 17

The demand for power in Maharashtra remains on the higher side during April and May. The highest demand is witnessed in the second week of April. The trend usually sustains until middle of May.

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Marathwada farmers: Flight to sweet safety

The two mills together have already crushed over 9.40 lakh tonnes (lt) of cane in the ongoing 2017-18 sugar season (October-September), but managing director Bajirao Tukaram Pawase expects the final figure to cross 12 lt.

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Maharashtra join hands with Israel for drought-free Marathwada

The agreement was signed between Mordechai Mordechai, chairman of Mekorot Develop-ment & Services Ltd, and MJP Member Secretary Vikas Rastogi in the presence of ministers and senior government officials.

Farmers in Maharashtra told to take precautions against hailstorm likely between Feb 10 and 13

The farm produce should be parked within enclosures or provided full covers to avoid damage, the advisory read. The districts where precautionary measures are necessary include Gadchiroli, Gondia, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Latur, Amravati and Yavatmal.

NCP launches second phase of agitation against Devendra Fadnavis government

After offering prayers to Goddess Tulja Bhavani at a temple, they joined party workers and leaders from Marathwada to perform “Gondhal”, a ritualistic dance form and folk art, to highlight the alleged failures of the Fadnavis government.

Maharashtra: In three years, projects worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore sanctioned for Vidarbha, Marathwada

“Our development model is founded on inclusive growth where regional imbalance is accorded the highest priority. The backwardness in Vidarbha and Marathwada cannot be tackled piecemeal,” CM said.

‘Deaths of farmers from pesticide genocide by state,’ says farmer welfare task force chief

Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.

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Heavy rain in parts of Marathwada

One agricultural circle each in Beed and Nanded districts also received rain in excess of 65 mm over 24 hours, considered an extreme weather event.

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Maharashtra to seek highest priority status from Centre for irrigation projects in drought prone region

Although in majority of the projects central clearances have been sought, state wants the Centre to accord a special category status to facilitate immediate financial assistance up to Rs 10,800 crore.

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Sowing under way, only 29 per cent crop loans disbursed in Maharashtra so far

Public sector banks have come criticism for their failure to disburse loans on time. Kishore Tiwari, chairman of the government’s committee for alleviation of loan distress, alleged that public sector banks were “not cooperating” with farmers.