Marathwada News

Solutions to drought, water scarcity set to decide how Marathwada votes

While between 2016 and 2018, the region was the epicentre of violent Maratha quota agitation, this year, issues of drought and water scarcity are going to decide how the people of Marathwada vote in the state polls.

Marathwada may get some rain this month, but will still be deficient

Though rain during the last 48 hours has helped put the sub-division in the normal rainfall category, some districts here are among the worst affected in the country, as on September 3.


Maharashtra: Experts write to CM Fadnavis, oppose Marathwada water grid project

The letter asks if better water distribution among Marathwada’s eight districts is realistically possible until water in Nashik’s dams and elsewhere that is reserved for Marathwada is actually conveyed to the region.

Maharashtra: In Marathwada, govt plans Rs 16,000-crore grid for piped water

Called the Marathwada Water Grid, the first tenders are to be floated in a week, covering a Rs 4,527-crore component of the Rs 16,000-crore project.

In monsoon-deficit Marathwada, water level in Jayakwadi dam crosses 90% mark

Located in Paithan, the Jayakwadi dam across the Godavari is the chief source of water supply for the region’s major industries in Aurangabad and Jalna, as well as to nearly 2.5 lakh hectares of farmland spread across the region.

Maharashtra: In 11,078 villages, groundwater levels see worst dip in three years

The only positive picture this year emerges from the Konkan region where no village has reported any dip in groundwater levels. This time last year, 81 villages were affected from the coastal belt of the state.


Marathwada: Zero rabi crop, bone dry wells, serial hunger strikes in despair

More than half the villages where the state Groundwater Survey and Development Agency’s summer survey found a depletion of over 3 metres from the five-year average are in Marathwada — 1,467 villages.

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

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.

The water truck: Record heat adds to woes

While several unusually extreme factors have combined to make this a particularly bad year for water, experts say the shortage is more of a structural problem, and the situation would not improve significantly even in a good monsoon year.

IMD warns of severe to very severe heatwave in Vidarbha, Marathwada

The Met department officials, meanwhile, indicated that there was a possibility of light rain over Vidarbha and Marathwada in the coming week.

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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.