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Carrying the right info about COVID-19, all the way to the rural heartland

April 13, 2020 10:39 pm

Volunteers of local non-profit organisations and NGOs in the State have started translating guidelines by the World Health Organisation on the pandemic into local dialects and tribal languages to relay correct information on COVID-19 in rural and tribal areas in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: 85 per cent of Marathwada’s kharif crop damaged in recent heavy rain, say Officials

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.

Tiger travels 200 km to Marathwada, attacks 5 persons

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.

After drought, Marathwada’s farmers hit by untimely rain

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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.

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

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.


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

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.