Farmers demand . 3,000/tonne as first installment of cane price – double the state’s FRP

A stillness pervades the 300-acre farm in Banpuri village. The farmer and his family have locked up and left to make a living elsewhere.

MUMBAI: If the state is faced with a drought-like situation almost all year round, water experts suggest it's time to rise above party politics and conce n trate on core water resource po licies an

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

In an effort to help the areas reeling under the drought along the Maharashtra and Karnataka border, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan (pictured right), on Monday, sought help from the neighbour sta

The water table levels in almost all 2,300 dams in Maharashtra, and four main dams in Mumbai, are dipping fast.

Maharashtra government has agreed to release 2 thousand million cubic metres (TCM) of water from Dudhganga and Warna rivers to the border districts of Karnataka till the monsoon. In return, Karnataka would do necessary arrangement for the release of Almati backwater which can help overcome prevailing scarcity in Jat taluka of Sangli district in western Maharashtra. These decisions were taken at the meeting between the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and a delegation of Karnataka ministers comprising agriculture minister Umesh Katti and industries minister Murugesh Nirani.

MUMBAI: The state may agree to release an additional 1.96 TMC from its dams to Karnataka, which is facing a drought.

Following reports of swine flu cases coming in from Pune and northern parts of the country, city doctors too are witnessing a few suspected cases.

Several parts of Maharashtra are reeling under water crisis, even before the onset of summer.