With little assistance forthcoming, 41 of them have been threatening to push for merger with Karnataka

Malabai Solankar has been waiting since 6 a.m. on Saturday to collect fodder at a makeshift depot in Sordi village in Sangli's Jath taluka. Now well past noon, she is struggling to not to lose her patience, as are others gathered there. Located on the Maharashtra border, Sordi is part of 41 villages that have been threatening to push for merger with neighbouring Karnataka if the Maharashtra government fails to provide relief in view of the current drought.

It's summer vacation time for Vaishali Koli. But, for this eight-year-old from Degaon village in Dhule's Shindkheda taluk, the months of April and May do not mean summer camps and hobby classes. They mean long hours of filling water at hand pumps in her village, one of many in Maharashtra hit by scarcity. “I fill 20 steel pots everyday, twice,” she says, pumping water on a hot afternoon. Hoisting one vessel on her head, and fitting the other on her waist, she says, “I don't know if this is better than giving exams,” speaking to The Hindu earlier this week.

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has slammed the Maharashtra government for clearing the Andhra Lake Wind Power Project promoted by Enercon (India) Limited.

Situated near the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary here, the 113 MW wind energy project has caused “substantial forest destruction and triggered large scale soil erosion,” according to the panel.

The Maharashtra government launched the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana here on Sunday, enabling families with annual income of less than Rs.

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) on Friday filed a criminal complaint against nine directors and six other officials of the Lavasa Corporation in a Pune court for violating environmen

They repay their loan to the labour contractor by working in Gujarat sugarcane fields

Even as leopards' interference in human habitat has increased, their adaptability to each other is getting better

Contrary to the picture being painted by the media, humans and leopards are learning to co-exist in Western Maharashtra.