Vidarbha News

Demand for separate state: Pro-Vidarbha activists complain against Nitin Gadkari

An enraged Nitin Gadkari had shouted at the protestors asking them to sit down. He even said, "thokun kadha" (beat them up). This had allegedly prompted the mob to rain blows on the Vidarbha activists.

We must do something, says man behind Photographers for Farmers

Sudharak Olwe invites all photographers to document the farmers' march on 29th-30th November or of any farmer and upload them using #PhotographerForFarmers on different social media platforms.


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 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.


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.

Maharashtra: Special package by Centre to help complete irrigation projects

“The Centre and the state are working together to raise the finances in the ratio of 25:75 to complete the irrigation projects,” said Minister for Water Resources Girish Mahajan in the legislative assembly.

Farmers in Maharashtra told to take precautions against hailstorm likely between Feb 10 and 13

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.

Maharashtra  govt needs over Rs 5,000-cr budget to tackle farm crisis in Vidarbha

The distressed districts, which have reported highest number of farmers suicides in last 15 years, have plenty of water but lack of infrastructure to channelise the water to the farmers’ fields. As a result, farmers’ income does not commensurate with the target set by the government.