Aurangabad: Drought and debt continue to claim lives in Marathwada with as many as 65 farmers having committed suicide in the first three weeks of April.

Over the last six months, Laxman Ritapure lost ten of his cattle. Four cows, four bullocks and two calves.

With 50 farmer suicides in February so far, this year’s toll has climbed to 139.

Marathwada is reeling under the worst drought in recent years, pushing scores of locals to migrate to cities in search of livelihood, with Beed witnessing a steep rise in farmer suicides accounting

AURANGABAD: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Western Zone, Pune, headed by Justice Vikas Kingaonkar and expert member Ajay Deshpande, on Tuesday, took cognizance of the lack of records with the O

Budget Overshoots Estimates By Nearly Rs 70,000Cr

After Nagpur, Nashik and some other districts in Vidarbha, six districts in the Marathwada region were lashed by heavy unseasonal rain, claiming three lives while an Indian Army colonel suffered bu

1,166 farmers committed suicide in financial year 2012-13

The Maharashtra government has officially admitted to a rising farm suicide rate that saw, on an average, more than three farmers taking their own lives every day in the financial year 2012-13.

Mumbai: Even as politicians are busy criticizing Ajit Pawar’s jeering comment on drought, water stocks in all the dams in Marathwada touched the lowest level ever on Tuesday.

Going by the information released by the water resources department on Tuesday, stock in all the dams in the entire Marathwada region stood at 8% of the total count, compared to 18% the same day last year and 42% the year before that.

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.

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