Term of Maharashtra Statutory Development Boards extended

President Pranab Mukherjee has extended the term of Statutory Development Boards in the state by another five years.

200 farmers committed suicide in Marathwada, says official

The total number of farmers who committed suicide during the last three months in the eight districts of Marathwada region has crossed 200, official sources said here on Tuesday.

'379 school buildings in Marathwada region declared dangerous'

Stating that buildings of 379 Zilla Parishad schools in the Marathwada region have been declared dangerous, the government said here today that it would ensure a structural audit of such buildings by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Maharashtra Council witnesses uproar over Kelkar Committee report

Maharashtra Legislative Council on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the alleged leakage of Kelkar Committee report in a newspaper and amid the din Congress members staged a walkout from the House.

Maharashtra govt working to ensure help to drought-hit farmers: Uddhav

Nagpur: Even as Marathwada and Vidarbha regions continue to grapple with scarcity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray feels that the state government has taken definite steps to tackle the drought conditions and is reaching out to affected farmers in Maharashtra.

Do not harbour thoughts of suicide, Devendra Fadnavis tells farmers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday urged distressed farmers in the state not to harbour thoughts of suicide.

Maharashtra government announces Rs 7,000 crore package for drought-hit areas

The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced a Rs 7,000 crore package for the parched Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of the state, grappling with drought-like conditions.

Water table in 249 drought-hit Marathwada villages plummets

The water table in as many as 249 villages in Marathwada region, reeling under acute drought, has depleted to such an extent that farmers there will have to wait for the next monsoon cycle for ground water levels to rise.

Maharashtra cabinet takes up Kelkar report on development backlog

 A month after taking charge as the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has got down to tackling the long-pending issue of removal of development backlog of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra.

NCP seeks crop loan waiver, speeding up dalit murder probe

An NCP delegation led by former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and sought waiver of crop loans and electricity bills of farmers affected by drought in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions.

Farmers firm on protest at Fadnavis' Nagpur home on November 30

"Unconvinced" by the assurance given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on resolving issues facing farmers, Shetkari Sanghatana on Friday decided to go ahead with its plan to hold a sit-in outside his residence at Dharampeth here on Sunday.

Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,000 crore central aid for drought

The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to seek a central assistance of Rs 4,000 crore to tackle the drought situation plaguing large parts of the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here. 

Shiv Sena demands Khadse's resignation over remarks on farmers

Terming Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse's recent comments on farmers as "insulting", Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Thursday sought his resignation from the state ministry.

Drought situation in Marathwada, Vidarbha grim: Maha CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said drought situation in Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha was grim and the state government has sought a Rs 4,500 crore relief package from the Centre.

Uddhav ​Thackeray to meet Governor on drought issue

Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that its leader Uddhav Thackeray will meet Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday and request him to direct the state government to declare Marathwada and Vidarbha as drought-hit as the government was not making such announcement.

Would bring sustainable development within a year: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Tuesday that his government would bring about sustainable development within a year with priority given to development of the last man of the society.

Maharashtra govt to announce drought-relief package

Maharashtra government will provide a relief package for the drought-affected areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha soon, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said here on Thursday.

No chance of Congress' revival, says Narendra Modi

There is no chance of Congress' revival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday as he sought a complete majority for BJP in the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly poll.

BJP asks Maharashtra govt to declare drought in state

The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to declare drought in the state, and to seek relief from Central contingency fund to tackle the acute water shortage in areas like Marathwada.

Declare Marathwada, west Vidarbha drought-hit: BJP

The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Friday demanded that the state government should declare Marathwada and western Vidarbha regions in the state as drought affected due to scanty rains there this season.