Maharashtra government has set aside a Rs 2,500 crore budget and engaged 22 departments in planning to provide water, power, lodging, security and transport in the Kumbh Mela starting in Nashik on

The first rains in the state’s hinterland appear to be encouraging, with water conservation projects undertaken by people under Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan filling up.

Project involving around 500 structures would require budget of Rs 100 crore.

Maharashtra government has been warned of decline in food grain production in the year 2014-15 because of prolonged drought situation in some parts of state.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will file caveats in courts — especially in cases where it fears third parties may drag the government into a legal battle over green clearanc

State Minister for Water Conservation Nitin Raut says the government will have to make major policy corrections to tackle the water crisis, which is not just confined to drought in 15 districts of