Ashok Chavan said that farmlands there were parched despite the Jalyukt Shivar programme of the Devendra Fadnavis government.
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.
The water level in dams is significant as, on its basis, the government makes allocations for three crucial sectors — drinking water, agriculture and industries.
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.
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.
The demand for power in Maharashtra remains on the higher side during April and May. The highest demand is witnessed in the second week of April. The trend usually sustains until middle of May.
The two mills together have already crushed over 9.40 lakh tonnes (lt) of cane in the ongoing 2017-18 sugar season (October-September), but managing director Bajirao Tukaram Pawase expects the final figure to cross 12 lt.
The agreement was signed between Mordechai Mordechai, chairman of Mekorot Develop-ment & Services Ltd, and MJP Member Secretary Vikas Rastogi in the presence of ministers and senior government officials.
The farm produce should be parked within enclosures or provided full covers to avoid damage, the advisory read. The districts where precautionary measures are necessary include Gadchiroli, Gondia, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Latur, Amravati and Yavatmal.
After offering prayers to Goddess Tulja Bhavani at a temple, they joined party workers and leaders from Marathwada to perform “Gondhal”, a ritualistic dance form and folk art, to highlight the alleged failures of the Fadnavis government.
“Our development model is founded on inclusive growth where regional imbalance is accorded the highest priority. The backwardness in Vidarbha and Marathwada cannot be tackled piecemeal,” CM said.
Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.
One agricultural circle each in Beed and Nanded districts also received rain in excess of 65 mm over 24 hours, considered an extreme weather event.
Although in majority of the projects central clearances have been sought, state wants the Centre to accord a special category status to facilitate immediate financial assistance up to Rs 10,800 crore.
Public sector banks have come criticism for their failure to disburse loans on time. Kishore Tiwari, chairman of the government’s committee for alleviation of loan distress, alleged that public sector banks were “not cooperating” with farmers.