November 05, 2019 3:26 am
Worst affected are the region’s subsistence farmers, with land holdings of barely one or two acres. Jamruddi Gulab Shaikh of Chaklamba village, whose sons are daily wage labourers in the nearby towns, said she hasn’t had a decent crop in the last four or five years.
November 03, 2019 2:54 am
Reported to be on the move for the past few months, the two-year-old male tiger has covered Kawal sanctuary in neighboring Telangana and Penganga sanctuary in Yavatmal district before it was sighted in Hingoli on Thursday, officials said.
November 02, 2019 6:49 am
Marathwada’s eight districts, which bore the brunt of acute water scarcity through the first seven months of 2019, are now worst affected by the latest floods, with lakhs of acres of standing crop, including soyabean, cotton and bajra, washed out.
September 11, 2019 2:42 am
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.
September 04, 2019 4:29 am
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.
August 20, 2019 3:27 am
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.
August 17, 2019 5:48 pm
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.
August 14, 2019 10:41 am
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.
July 25, 2019 7:35 am
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.
June 20, 2019 11:46 am
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.
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.
April 14, 2016 11:18 am
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.
November 22, 2018 1:22 pm
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.