Kelkar committee recommends autonomous status for Vidarbha

The committee headed by the well-known economist Vijay Kelkar, appointed to study the issue of balanced development of various regions of Maharashtra, has recommended autonomous status for Vidarbha, noting that the region's population feels neglected.

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.

Fund utilisation in Vidarbha region has to be speeded up: Govt

 Government on Friday stressed on speeding up fund utilisation in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra which has seen high rate of farmers' suicide as it expressed concern over tardy progress in programme utilisation to increase agriculture yield.

Rs 6,000 crore meant for Vidarbha were diverted: Devendra Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday claimed that the previous Congress-NCP government deprived Vidarbha region of over Rs 6,000 crore of development funds despite the directives from the Governor.

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.

Punjab consolidates position in Ranji game against Vidarbha

 Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six, here today.

Siddarth Kaul brings Punjab back in game with five-for show
Siddarth Kaul brings Punjab back in game with five-for show

Paceman Siddarth Kaul returned a five-for in Punjab's terrific comeback against Vidarbha as an intense fight was on for the first innings lead at the end of day two in the Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match, here on Monday.

Decision on creating Vidarbha at the right time: Fadnavis

Without committing to a definite time-frame, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said a decision on separate Vidarbha will be taken at the "right time".

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.

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.

Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,500 cr package from Centre to help farmers

Concerned over the recent farmer suicides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said his government is working round-the-clock to mitigate their hardships and has sought a Rs 4,500 crore financial package from the Centre to provide them necessary assistance.

'Record 120 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra in November'

 A record 120 debt-ridden farmers are reported to have committed suicide in November in the drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, an activist said here on Monday.

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.

Congress MLAs from Vidarbha to meet in Nagpur on Saturday

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has organised a meeting of party legislators and office-bearers from Vidarbha region here on Saturday to finalise the strategy to hold agitations against the Devendra Fadnavis government next month on various issues.

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.