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Temperature across Maharashtra has witnessed a dip. The lowest minimum temperature in the state was recorded at Gondia at seven degrees Celsius on Monday)(HT PHOTO)

Pune records season’s lowest minimum temperature at 9.2 degrees Celsius

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:56 PM IST
The IMD has forecast that cooler nights may continue this week
The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for schools built before 1960 in Marathwada, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file)
The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for schools built before 1960 in Marathwada, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file)

Nizam-era school buildings in Marathwada to undergo repairs

Aurangabad | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Funds have been sanctioned for the repair of Zilla Parishad school buildings in Marathwada region built before 1960, including those dating back to the Nizam period, officials said on Thursday.
Places in Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani, Jalna, Sangli and Aurangabad are also likely to receive light to moderate rain till Wednesday, the IMD said in its forecast on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Places in Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani, Jalna, Sangli and Aurangabad are also likely to receive light to moderate rain till Wednesday, the IMD said in its forecast on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Rains lash Aurangabad, Solapur, Pune in Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:00 PM IST
In the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Sunday, Aurangabad received 86 mm downpour, Solapur-42 mm, Pune-26 mm, Ahmednagar-23 mm and Hingoli-17 mm, it said.
Dark rain clouds in the sky at Ghatkopar in Mumbai. Monsoon entered the state on June 11 covering parts of south Konkan, south central Maharashtra and parts of Marathwada.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Dark rain clouds in the sky at Ghatkopar in Mumbai. Monsoon entered the state on June 11 covering parts of south Konkan, south central Maharashtra and parts of Marathwada.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

After state, monsoon arrives in city

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The monsoon arrived three days late in Mumbai from its normal onset date of June 11. Last year, the southwest monsoon arrived on June 25 – the most delayed onset in the past 45 years. In 2018, the monsoon arrived on June 9 and on June 12 in 2017.
Monsoon is expected to cover the rest of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours, the official said.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Monsoon is expected to cover the rest of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours, the official said.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Monsoon almost covers Maharashtra; intense rain predicted in Mumbai

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The Met department predicted that parts of North Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Mumbai will get rains overnight.
A file photo of Bombay high court.(HT Phoro)
A file photo of Bombay high court.(HT Phoro)

Bombay high court refuses to extend central soft loan scheme to private sugar factories in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 10:55 AM IST
It was argued on behalf of the petitioner factories that the scheme framed by the central government and implemented by the state government cannot in any way discriminate between co-operative and private sugar factories.
A view of the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi.(ANI photo)
A view of the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi.(ANI photo)

Opinion | Is economics at the heart of the Sai Baba birthplace controversy?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Once developed, Pathri could emerge as a ‘competitor’ to Shirdi, something that worries the locals there.
On an average, Shirdi, around 248 kilometres from state capital Mumbai, witnesses a footfall of more than 30,000 people on the weekends
On an average, Shirdi, around 248 kilometres from state capital Mumbai, witnesses a footfall of more than 30,000 people on the weekends

Shirdi stir called off as CM convenes meeting

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, too, said the state government would come up with a solution to peacefully resolve the issue.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s attempts to win back Maratha votes that had gone to the ruling combine proved to be a key factor in improving the party’s tally(HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s attempts to win back Maratha votes that had gone to the ruling combine proved to be a key factor in improving the party’s tally(HT Photo)

How Sharad Pawar managed to woo back Marathas

Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 07:29 AM IST
The NCP increased its seats in the Assembly to 54 from 41 in 2014. How did he do this? By playing on Maratha pride by creating a perception that Pawar — the tallest Maratha leader in current political scenario — is being targeted by the Centre.
The burning issues of agrarian distress and failure to address the water scarcity of the region are discussed during electioneering, but political observers feel, the voting pattern is unlikely to change.(PTI Photo)
The burning issues of agrarian distress and failure to address the water scarcity of the region are discussed during electioneering, but political observers feel, the voting pattern is unlikely to change.(PTI Photo)

Will Marathwada support Sena-BJP again in Maharashtra Assembly election?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan, Beed/latur
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 03:18 PM IST
It is a region that has seen the rise of the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the fall of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the past 10 years.
Amid the mass exodus from his party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will embark on a state-wide tour from September 17(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Amid the mass exodus from his party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will embark on a state-wide tour from September 17(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to embark on Maharashtra tour

Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:38 PM IST
The party has witnessed a mass exodus from across the state. Its key leaders, who had enjoyed ministerial berths and were with the party since its inception two decades ago, have quit the party.
Candidates for seats in Pune, Satara and Sangli were interviewed on Tuesday, while candidates for Kolhapur, Solapur will be screened on Wednesday.(HT image)
Candidates for seats in Pune, Satara and Sangli were interviewed on Tuesday, while candidates for Kolhapur, Solapur will be screened on Wednesday.(HT image)

Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena interviews candidates for all 288 seats

MUMBAI | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 02:45 AM IST
The process began on Tuesday at Shiv Sena Bhavan, with sitting MLAs and aspiring candidates from western Maharashtra being interviewed by a panel.
A special train carrying five lakh litres of water reached Latur in Maharashtra on April 12, 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A special train carrying five lakh litres of water reached Latur in Maharashtra on April 12, 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Railways wants Rs. 9.90 cr from Latur for water train during 2016 drought

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar and Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Towards the end of July, 2016, Jaldoot Express had completed 100 trips to Latur, carrying potable water and coming as a saviour for the parched city.
Sakharam Shinde’s destroyed mango crop.(Laxman Narnale/HT Photo)
Sakharam Shinde’s destroyed mango crop.(Laxman Narnale/HT Photo)

Beed diary, Week 41: Frustrated farmers destroy kharif plantation on 13,000 hectares

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:46 PM IST
On July 28 this newspaper had reported that farmers in the drought-hit parts of Marathwada, had begun uprooting kharif crops like cotton, soyabean and bajara rather than invest further in the stunted, water-starved crops.
The Damanganga-Vaitarna-Godavari project envisages divergence of 202 million cubic meters (mcm) of water from Damanganga-Vaitarna basins to Dev river, a tributary of Godavari, from five proposed dam reservoirs.(HT image)
The Damanganga-Vaitarna-Godavari project envisages divergence of 202 million cubic meters (mcm) of water from Damanganga-Vaitarna basins to Dev river, a tributary of Godavari, from five proposed dam reservoirs.(HT image)

Centre panel to study Maharashtra’s river-linking projects

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:06 AM IST
These four intra-state projects were proposed by the state after it walked out of two inter-state river-linking projects with Gujarat, following disagreements over water sharing.
Despite receiving excess rainfall, majority parts of the state, including Marathwada and Vidarbha have remained dry.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
Despite receiving excess rainfall, majority parts of the state, including Marathwada and Vidarbha have remained dry.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)

Maharashtra gets surplus rain but 11 districts remain parched

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 04:42 PM IST
 IMD revealed that states like Manipur, Delhi and Haryana were poor monsoon performing states which recorded 59 per cent, 35 per cent and 33 per cent rainfall deficiency in this season. 
The state minority welfare department, through the Maharashtra State Skill Development Corporation, will impart skill-based courses to enable women from minority communities to earn a livelihood.(PTI (Representative Image))
The state minority welfare department, through the Maharashtra State Skill Development Corporation, will impart skill-based courses to enable women from minority communities to earn a livelihood.(PTI (Representative Image))

Maharashtra to impart skill training to women from minority groups

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:52 AM IST
The government on Wednesday issued a resolution, directing the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVM) to form self-help groups (SHG) in 14 districts in Marathwada and Vidarbha.
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)

Parched Marathwada faces rainfall deficit, dams still dry

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Drought-prone Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit, leading to delay in sowing kharif crops. Hundreds of villages are being supplied water with help of 451 tankers.
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)

Beed diaries: Drought enters 38th week; acute water scarcity continues

Hindustan Times, Paithan | By Shrinivas Deshpade
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Beed has received just 140.38 mm of rainfall as of August 2 — lowest in the Marathwada region. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the average annual rainfall of Beed amounts to 666 mm.
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Beed in Marathwada. The firm, which is selected through a tender process, will implement the Rs 30-crore project over the next three months.(File photo:Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Beed in Marathwada. The firm, which is selected through a tender process, will implement the Rs 30-crore project over the next three months.(File photo:Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra government shortlists firm for cloud seeding in Marathwada

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Seeding is a method to induce rains over dams or catchment areas. Cloud seeding will mainly be carried out in Marathwada, which has not yet got any respite from water scarcity.
Although it is raining in several parts of Maharashtra, including the Mumbai-Pune belt, drought-hit Marathwada (central Maharashtra) hasn’t received much rain, even as the first week of July is about to end. (Representative photo)(HT File)
Although it is raining in several parts of Maharashtra, including the Mumbai-Pune belt, drought-hit Marathwada (central Maharashtra) hasn’t received much rain, even as the first week of July is about to end. (Representative photo)(HT File)

Drought-hit Marathwada still awaits respite

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Currently, Marathwada has only 0.56% of water left in all its reservoirs which was more than 13.19% last year by the same time. Of the total nine major dams, only one — Lower Manar in Nanded – has 11.27% water stock, while the stock in the rest of the reservoirs has come down to zero.
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Bheed in Marathwada.(Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Bheed in Marathwada.(Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)

Marathwada is suffering even after monsoon onset

Hindustan Times, Wadali (Beed) | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:34 AM IST
June witnessed 92.3mm rainfall in Marathwada deficiency of 33% as against the average rainfall of 138mm in June, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As the monsoons finally covered more parts of Maharashtra last week, government data from a related metric shows just how grim the water situation is in parts of the state compared to last year.(AP Photo)
As the monsoons finally covered more parts of Maharashtra last week, government data from a related metric shows just how grim the water situation is in parts of the state compared to last year.(AP Photo)

Maharashtra’s water tanker demand doubles in a year

Hindustan Times | By Rangoli Agrawal
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 08:56 AM IST
According to the Water and Sanitation Support Organisation, government of Maharashtra, the number of water tankers ordered from May till the third week of June has kept rising and stood at 42,680, against 10,801 during the corresponding period of 2018—an increase of about four times.
Rainfall activity in the Konkan, including Mumbai, Marathwada and south central Maharashtra, is expected to increase within the next two or three days, said the weather bureau.(HT Photo)
Rainfall activity in the Konkan, including Mumbai, Marathwada and south central Maharashtra, is expected to increase within the next two or three days, said the weather bureau.(HT Photo)

Rains likely in Pune from today; advisory issued to not sow seeds

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Meanwhile, the state government predicted a week-long dry spell from June 26 onwards and advised farmers to refrain from sowing seeds under inadequate soil moisture.
Residents of Adul village on the border of Beed and Aurangabad districts have taken to reusing bathwater for their daily chores, an indication of the dire straits that they find themselves in.(HTPhotos)
Residents of Adul village on the border of Beed and Aurangabad districts have taken to reusing bathwater for their daily chores, an indication of the dire straits that they find themselves in.(HTPhotos)

Village in Maharashtra uses bathwater for chores as drought intensifies

Hindustan Times, Adul | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Rainfall deficiency, depleted groundwater levels in water-starved Aurangabad leaves residents in dire straits.
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)

Life comes to a halt in drought-hit Maharashtra’s Beed

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Tens of thousands of Beed residents have no choice but to struggle hard to source the basic necessity – water – as the local municipal corporation has been able to provide it just once in 15 to 20 days.
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)

No bathing, washing in drought-hit Beed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The day for many in the district’s 22 lakh population, of which 2.4 lakh resides in Beed city, starts by searching for water from borewells. Those who don’t have borewells have to plead with their neighbours for water.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that heatwave will continue over Vidarbha and Marathwada regions till June 2.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that heatwave will continue over Vidarbha and Marathwada regions till June 2.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Chandrapur @48°C as Maha heatwave on till June 2

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Meanwhile, according to the El Dorado Weather forecasting agency, Chandrapur (48°C) and Bramhapuri (47.5°C) in Maharashtra were recorded as fourth and fifth hottest cities in the world.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The state cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend the exemption from electricity duty for industries in Vidarbha and Marathwada till 2024.(HT FIle Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The state cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend the exemption from electricity duty for industries in Vidarbha and Marathwada till 2024.(HT FIle Photo)

Maharashtra cabinet extends power duty relief to Marathwada, Vidarbha till 2024

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The exemption is expected to boost industries and create employment in the region, senior energy department officials said.
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Drought, threat of less rain: Cloud seeding to help tackle water crisis

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Jayakwadi is the biggest water reservoir in Marathwada and has zero water stock at present. There is only 2.86% water left in the reservoirs of Marathwada. Last monsoon, the state received only 77% of the average rainfall.
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