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Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra govt about steps taken to tackle drought

"The issue is serious. We want some lawyer from the state government to inform us what measures the government proposes to take (to tackle the issue)," the court said.

In drought-hit Marathwada, farmers complaints will not drown out BJP's nationalism campaign

Marathwada’s complaints against the government are as plentiful as its water bodies are dry. Yet, across the eight Lok Sabha seats here, even an all-pervasive agrarian crisis will not drown out a BJP campaign on nationalism, finds Kavitha Iyer.


IMD issues thunderstorm warning for Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada

“There is a chance of formation of an upper air cyclonic circulation in Maharashtra and its adjoining areas. This added moisture incursion will bring rain to isolated places,” a release issued by the IMD said.

Fighting for Marathwada’s eight seats, an ex-Congress CM, BJP state chief

Latur is witnessing a battle between state minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar and Cong MLA Amit Deshmukh, former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh’s son

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

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.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rebels heat up poll pitch in Marathwada

Among Maratha voters in Aurangabad, there is some resentment against Khaire for not actively supporting their cause. Aurangabad city witnessed the worst rioting when a bandh called by protesting Marathas turned violent in August 2018.


Drought-hit farmers of Marathwada turning to green pastures of west Maharashtra

The farmer says that his income had seen a spike over the last two years, a part of which, he said, could be attributed to bee-farming that he had taken up to supplement his earnings.

Maharashtra: Demand for tankers at all-time high, over 3,000 supplying water to 2,485 villages

Pune district, which generally does not face acute water shortage like Marathwada, this summer is reeling under one of the worst dry spells. Currently, water stock in the five main dams supplying water to Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad is between 40 and 60 per cent.

Zambar introduces diners to the complex, rich flavours of Marathwada cuisine

As you make your way from the Bharli Wangi (peanut stuffed aubergines) to the Patal Bhaji (spinach and chana dal curry) to the Sabudana Wada and Shrikhand Poori, it’s like being seated on a paat (wooden stool) in Sanglikar’s Aurangabad home and having a meal.

After death of husband, 29% women unable to get land registered in their names: MAKAAM

In order to highlight the struggles and demands of women farmers from suicide-affected households from Vidarbha and Marathwada, the Maharashtra chapter of MAKAAM organised a symbolic agitation at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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

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.

Drought crisis: Latur eagerly awaits for a 50-wagon water train

With Latur staring at its “worst ever” water crisis in decades, the state government has decided to send trains filled with water from Vaarna dam in Miraj, 8 km from Sangli town.


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On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.