Maha CM warns protesters

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At least 20 persons have lost their lives while more than 5,000 have to be evacuated from low-lying areas of Chandrapur district in Maharashtra following heavy rain.

According to the disaster management cell, 5,204 persons have been evacuated with more than 2,000 shifted to relief camps set up in government schools and public buildings. The authorities have deployed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to carry out relief and rescue operations.

Maharashtra’s Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), a successful model for tiger conservation, is facing a new problem in the shape of tourists. Camera-toting holidaymakers are shelling out big bucks to local tourist guides to go deep into the core area of the national park for “exclusive” pictures of the big cat.

Wildlife officials posted at the resort say guides ferry tourists in Gypsies deep into the reserve in order to spot a tiger. Once the animal is sighted, these shutter-happy tourists surround it to get close-up shots.

Land acquisition for the 1,483 km-long Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) has run into severe opposition from farmers' groups who have taken to the streets to save their land.

The most vociferous protest against land acquisition for the project is coming from Maharashtra's Raigad district where the government plans to acquire 62,440 hectares in 78 villages. Protesting farmers from the region have now come to Mumbai where they are camping at the Azad Maidan in South Mumbai.

As part of the effort to grant tribal communities rights to minor forest produce, the Maharashtra Government has granted permission to 81 gram sabhas in Gadchiroli and Gondia districts of the state

A severe drought across Maharashtra is forcing leopards out of their forest habitats and pushing them into areas inhabited by people, leading to human-animal conflict.

According to forest officials leopards are straying out of forests as water bodies dry up and often enter agricultural areas. So far, incidents of leopards straying into inhabited areas have increased in Western Maharashtra, which is facing severe drought this year.

The post WTO policy reforms in the field of agricultural trade induced changes in the institutional and market conditions that led to the entry of the private sector in agribusiness and brought a shift in the relative position of different players in the market. It has created sharp discontinuities in the role of the state and the functioning of the market.

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