As the drought intensifies over the 2019 summer months and tankers pile up in Marathwada, an old debate will yet again get replayed in the state. Does sugarcane, a crop not compatible in a rain-deficit area like Marathwada aggravate drought? read more
Nearly 50% of the Wadali village had emptied out when HT visited it this week, and rural experts warned that by the summer of 2019, this steady trickle of migration could turn into an exodus. read more
Ganesh Nevde, a former sarpanch of Kamkheda village in Beed district, says he suffered losses of ₹6,000 for every acre of his 12-acre cotton fields as rains failed this year. He has no money to sow the crop next season. Officially, the monsoon in Maharashtra ended on September 30. However, in Beed, Mangal Waghmare, a farm labourer said it’s like it skipped a season bar a brief spell in July.
The groundwater depletion was recorded highest in the Marathwada and north Maharashtra regions, according to the survey. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) office, Marathwada received 22 per cent less than average rainfall this monsoon... read more
According to justice (retired) MG Gaikwad, who is heading the commission, scrutiny of evidences and affidavits has already been done. “We are now in the final stages and will submit the report by November 15,” said Gaikwad, adding that the task of writing... read more
Water is scarce in at least 20,000 of the state’s 40,559 villages across 201 tehsils as they received less than 75% of the average required rainfall. The state government said it was assessing the situation in all these villages and is in the process... read more
The State government and district administration took a stand to give compensation for all the families due to canal breach accident without checking whether they are legal or illegal occupants read more
Sharad Pawar said there is need for an investigation into the deal, as the cost of fighter jets has increased many times, but insisted he doesn’t want to make allegations against anyone without any evidence. read more