MUMBAI: Water samples collected from over 30 districts of Maharashtra were found to have contaminants, a report by the state's Public Health Laboratory has stated.

Nagpur: As summer intensifies in Vidarbha, at Mangrulpir, a town of 35,000 in Washim district, even the source to be tapped on emergency basis has dried up.

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.

Over 65,000 birds across 26 species and many animals from nine species of mammals were killed in hailstorms that occurred between February and May this year in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

Letter from State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC), Maharashtra to Collector, Washim regarding environmental clearance for stone quarry proposals dated 26th June, 2013.

The government has opened 90 new water testing labs in the state, in addition to the 30 that operate at the district level.

It is not just about large-scale financial and political irregularities. Maharashtra’s irrigation scam has put a question mark on the validity of the state’s high-cost irrigation policy itself. Under this policy very little irrigated area has been created in the state despite hundreds of dams being constructed and thousands of crores of rupees being invested.

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The project will disseminate weather-related inputs to farmers to improve land productivity and boost crop output

About 50,000 farmers in ten districts of Maharashtra are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will disseminate weather-related inputs using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve land productivity and boost crop output. It is being launched jointly by the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) and India Meteorological Department (IMD), and is to be financed under the Farmers' Technology Transfer Fund (FTTF).

Plant is set to come at Ruchi's Washim unit, will also generate income for the local community

Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd (RSIL), India’s largest edible oil player, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thermax Ltd, a leading company in energy and environment solutions, to set up a one megawatt fluidised bed biomass gasification plant, laying the foundation for large-scale commercialisation of biomass power in the country. The proposed plant is set to come at Ruchi’s Washim unit in Maharashtra.

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