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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.

Maharashtra: Opposition refuses discussion on drought, wants govt to compensate farmers

“This time it is more severe than the 1972 drought. He claimed that even 22 days after drought was declared, the government was yet to undertake relief measures and provide water tankers to the people,” NCP leader Dhananjay Munde said.


Crops in Maharashtra hit by drought; provide drinking water, fodder: Sharad Pawar writes to CM Devendra Fadnavis

Earlier, Leader of Opposition in state Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, also urged the government to initiate concrete steps towards drought mitigation. Vikhe-Patil said, “The crop loss should be adequately compensated immediately.”

Maharashtra drought: Lent support to 5,000 farmers' families, says Shiv Sena

On October 31, the state government declared drought in 151 talukas across 26 districts. Of these, 112 are facing "severe drought" and 39 "medium drought". The state comprises 355 talukas, of which 182 were declared "drought-prone" on October 24.

This Diwali visit water-starved Marathwada: Congress tells PM Modi

"I request Prime Minister Modi to spend Diwali in Marathwada this year. Diwali gift for Marathwada should be a drought relief package, clean drinking water and uninterrupted power supply," Ashok Chavan said.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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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.