Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Friday sought the participation of corporates to help the government implement its ambitious integrated water conservation and management initiative, Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan.
Distress, drought and failure to repay loan are not the only factors behind farmers' suicides in the country and there are other reasons also which go "unnoticed", a senior Cabinet minister said on Friday.
Faced by its worst drought in history, America's richest state of California has imposed mandatory water restrictions requiring residents, businesses, farms and even its expansive golf courses to reduce usage by 25 percent.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced that the Centre has sanctioned a Rs 2,000 crore relief package for the state's farmers who have been hit by the double whammy of drought and unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms.
With the Maharashtra Legislature Budget session underway, the AAP's state unit on Tuesday expressed hope that legislators cutting across party lines will focus on important issues instead of indulging in petty politics.
More than 80 people have been killed in Afghanistan in avalanches following heavy snow, officials said on Wednesday, with the bad weather set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.
Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar (NCP) on Wednesday demanded that the new government come out with a financial package of Rs 10,000 crore for tackling the drought-like situation in the state and went on to suggest the ruling dispensation to raise more debt.
Stating that water scarcity is an issue of grave concern for several regions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his government would focus on water conservation to make the state drought-free within a specific timeframe.
New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, members in Lok Sabha today urged the government to provide more funds to the states besides developing a permanent mechanism to deal with the recurring problem of drought and floods.