To build the ‘prosperity’ highway, the state plans to acquire around 21,000 acres of land. This includes six acres of Padmabai’s farm, where she cultivates cotton,bajra and moong.
The cashless future that demonetisation promised never came, and many in rural Marathwada scoff at the idea.
If the Meteorological Department had got their predictions right, farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada say, they wouldn’t have sowed their kharif crops when they did.
The Maharashtra government’s Rs 34,000-crore farm loan waiver may not provide much relief to small and marginal farmers in Marathwada, who are caught in the debt trap of private moneylenders.
Although the Maharashtra government has announced a loan waiver, Marathwada’s indebted farmers still do not know how they will get the money to buy farm inputs this sowing season.
Without covered bathrooms offering sufficient privacy, where do women bathe?
A lack of jobs and an abundant workforce have meant that the agrarian states of India have become tinderboxes waiting to catch fire.
Almost all the major and medium dams of Maharashtra, including Manjra, Ujani and Terna are overflowing for the first time since 2010.
Excessive rain for the past ten days have led to dams in the region filling up, and has inundated villages. Eight people have reportedly died.
Given the challenges of climate change, deep agrarian distress and malnutrition, it is time to learn from a knowledge system that is built on the experiences of farmers.
While drought is a manmade disaster, the consecutive scanty rainfall in Maharashtra over the last few years has worsened the water crisis.
The Bombay high court admonished the BCCI, and the Maharashtra and Mumbai cricket associations over the wastage of water when the state is reeling under a severe drought, and suggested moving the IPL matches out of the state.
Outspoken remarks on statehood for Marathwada angered legislators forcing Advocate General Shreehari Aney to quit
The Congress wins big in the agricultural hinterland, but that is more because the voters are angry with the BJP-Shiv Sena government