Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Asim Sarode & Others Vs District Collector Nanded & Others dated 11/01/2016 regarding environmental concern faced by residents of more than 12 districts in the State of Maharashtra due to contaminated ground water in terms of increased level of fluorides and supply thereof.

Taking cognisance of potable water contamination in 12 districts of Maharashtra, National Green Tribunal led by Justice V R Kingaonkar and Justice Dr Ajay Desphande issued notices to 12 collectors,

This summer, people in southern Maharashtra can enjoy either electricity or water, not both. Until recently, the state had prioritised use of water for industrial purposes over agriculture.

About 50,000 farmers in 10 districts of Maharashtra are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will disseminate weather-related inputs using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) t

Over 10,000 villages and 15 of Maharashtra's 35 districts face a drought-like situation.

About 30,000 farmers in Maharashtra are feeling cheated. The soybean seeds they had purchased from the state seed corporation, Mahabeej, failed to germinate this season. About 40,000 hectares (ha) of farms in seven districts have been affected. Mahabeej has 45 per cent share in the soy seed business in the state.

Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir are emerging as the new hotspots of declining sex ratio in India, according to a recent study published in reputed journal The Lancet.

According to the study, about 95 per cent of districts in Maharashtra and Rajasthan have witnessed further decline in sex ratio, slipping towards the range of traditional hotspots.

Siddhesh Inamdar

Mumbai: Project-displaced people from Pune, Hingoli, Nandurbar, Satara and other districts of Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan here on Thursday and announced the start of an indefinite demonstration, asking for justice. The agitation has been organised by the National Alliance of Peoples Movements and is being led by activist Medha Patkar.