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3,664 Maharashtra villages depend on tankers for water

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 21:13

As many as 3,664 villages and 9,095 hamlets in the state are being supplied water by tankers, the Maha cabinet was informed on Wednesday.

Govt policy prioritised allocation of water for drinking: Ajit Pawar

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 22:20

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said the priority was given to allocation of water for drinking as per the government policy.

Should we urinate into dry dams to fill them, asks Ajit Pawar; apologises later

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 19:11

Ajit Pawar derided protest by a farmer who was demanding release of water for his dry field, saying that should people urinate in dams for fill it.

Maha governor gives Rs 6.59 lakh from discretionary fund for draught relief

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 23:28

Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday presented a cheque of Rs 6.59 lakh from his discretionary funds to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the drought relief effort of the State Government.

Water crisis terrible, cooperation necessary: Pawa

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 21:42

Terming the water-crisis in Maharashtra as "terrible", Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday appealed to the people to cooperate and share water.

Drought can`t be understood by helicopter survey: NCP to Sena

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 00:17

Accusing opposition Shiv Sena and BJP of indulging in politics over drought in Maharashtra, NCP on Thursday said the situation cannot be understood by "travelling in expensive cars and helicopters".

Rihanna rues drought of men!

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 14:14

Rihanna, who recently said she is happy without a man in her life, believes there is a major drought of guys.

AP declares 456 tehsils as draught-hit

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 21:33

Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday finally declared 456 mandals (tehsils) in 15 districts of the state as drought-affected owing to inadequate rainfall this season.

No need of committee to monitor schemes in Vidarbha: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 14:40

Government on Tuesday rejected a suggestion by members for setting up a committee to monitor centrally funded schemes in Vidarbha, which has been witnessing suicides by debt-ridden farmers.

`Drought due to climate change to hit small farmers in India`

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 18:50

A new United Nations report says that any change in India`s summer monsoon due to climate change will immediately threaten the livelihood of farmers with marginal or small farm holdings.