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Maharashtra: Vidarbha gets Rs 5,000-crore project to tackle drought

Earlier, the state government had taken up a similar tunnel project to tackle drought in eight districts of Marathwada. As many as 167 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) water flowing from Godavari was channelised to cater to the eight districts.

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

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.

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Vidarbha activists oppose power unit expansion, claim diverting water will add to farmers' woes

The activists said that Nagpur had been rated as one of the most polluted cities in India and the new coal-fired power units will further choke the city's remaining clean air with pollutants.

Vidarbha reels under agrarian crisis due to delayed and deficient rains

The Amravati division comprising Amravati, Yavatmal, Akola, Buldana and Washim talukas are particularly affected, with only 427 tankers supplying drinking water.

In Maharashtra, rural incentives for doctors benefit mothers, children

Officials say that of the 409 specialists enrolled by the state government so far under the rural incentive scheme, 167 are obstetricians, 160 anaesthetists and 82 paediatricians.

Every drop counts: These water trucks are lifeline for parched Maharashtra

Maharashtra is witnessing one of its worst water emergencies in years, with the government deploying 6,597 tankers to supply water to 5,243 villages and 11,293 hamlets. SANDEEP ASHAR spends a day with MH 09A 9646 and its driver as they travel 148 km to deliver water to some of the most parched villages of Palghar district.

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IMD warns of severe to very severe heatwave in Vidarbha, Marathwada

The Met department officials, meanwhile, indicated that there was a possibility of light rain over Vidarbha and Marathwada in the coming week.

Heatwave in Vidarbha: Temperature in Nagpur crosses 45.5 degrees Celsius

Nagpur has been registering temperatures above 46 degree Celsius over the past six days. With no sign of respite, the city might break its own record of its highest temperature, 47.9 degrees Celsius, recorded on May 22, 2013.

Vidarbha: Congress-NCP polled more votes than BJP-Sena in 10 Assembly segments

Congress candidate Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar defeated BJP bigwig and Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, by a margin of 44,822 votes. Dhanorkar was the only Congress candidate to emerge victorious in the state.

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar, CM Devendra Fadnavis meet, talk drought

Sources said Pawar urged Fadnavis to look into the demands for water tankers and cattle camps. He also highlighted the need to provide crop loss compensation to farmers and ensuring that their power supply is not disconnected.

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