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7 days ago
Rate of women migrating for work double that of men

Women migrating for work and education between 2001 and 2011 grew at a rate that outpaced men who moved for similar reasons, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data. In this period, the number of women migrating for work grew by 101 per cent, more than double the growth rate for men (48.7 per cent). Also, the number of women who cited business as a reason for migration increased by 1...

10 days ago
Implementation of new crop insurance scheme flawed: NGO

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The central government's flagship crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), has good provisions but its implementation is flawed, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organisation. The CSE has prepared a report by assessing and analysing various aspects of the scheme, which points out that the scheme is not benef...

15 days ago
Climate-resilient farming model in Pune wins Equator Prize

Till 2012, 60-year-old Vanita Sahebrao More used to spend Rs 40,000 every year to cultivate soybean, sorghum and cotton on seven acres of land in her village in drought-prone Nanded district in Maharashtra. The district is part of Marathwada, infamous for crippling droughts and farmer suicides. Vanita's husband was working in a sugarcane factory, which left the responsibility of managing...

1 month ago
Farmers in 3 Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region

Jalna (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) When massive crop failure and farmers' suicide afflicted the Marathwada region in Maharashtra during the 2012-16 drought, farmers in three villages of Jalna district were not much concerned about the lack of rainfall. A watershed project had obviated their need to look at the heavens every season. Enough water was available in the 1,888 hectares area c...

1 month ago
Farm loan waiver a relief, not a solution: Sainath

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Veteran journalist P. Sainath on Sunday described farm loan waiver as a relief but not a solution to agrarian crisis and accused the Modi government of not fulfilling its poll promise of implementing M.S. Swaminathan's recommendations. It is very important to understand that the protests across the country by the farmers is not about loans or loan waivers as the...

1 month ago
Mercury to rise in north India, no heat waves though

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Barmer and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan were the hottest places across the country on Saturday, said the weather office, which forecast slight rise in temperature in entire north India, including Delhi, over the next three-four days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), however, predicted that there would be no heat wave for the next five days despite slight ris...

1 month ago
Pre-monsoon rains claim 16 lives in Maharashtra

Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Torrential rains lashed large parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai on Saturday claiming at least 16 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the state and the weather department forecast heavy rain over the next 48 hours. Providing succour from the blistering heat, many areas of the state, including coastal Konkan, Mumbai, northern, western and eastern Mahara...

1 month ago
Overnight rain claims 12 lives in Maharashtra

Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Torrential rain lashed large parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai on Saturday claiming at least 12 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the state and the weather department forecast heavy rain over the next 48 hours. Providing succour from the blistering heat, many areas of the state including coastal Konkan, Mumbai, northern, western and eastern Maharash...

2 months ago
Doubts raised over sustainability of popular water management schemes

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) The recurrence of severe drought in many parts of the country has prompted state governments to devise innovative water management techniques and the immediate success in some of them in states like Maharashtra and Karnataka has kindled a ray of hope. But there are also voices of caution. Activists and experts said such schemes may not be sustainable in the long ...

3 months ago
Maharashtra gets its own RERA

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday announced the launch of the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, under which all housing projects will be registered. This new act will make the process of buying and selling of houses transparent, trusted and accountable, the Governor said, speaking on the occasion of the 57th Maharashtra Day celebrations here.

3 months ago
Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of Islamic terror elements to save the country. The party said the town was on the route to becoming an IS terror factory. Mumbra, around 30 km to the north of Mumbai, is a town wi...

3 months ago
Farm loans waiver: Opposition to launch second 'Sangharsh Yatra'

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) After failing to get the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena government to announce a full waiver of farm loans, all major opposition parties in Maharashtra will take out a second 'Sangharsh Yatra' to press for the demand. The second 'Sangharsh Yatra' will begin on April 15 after the first such week-long agitation was carried out in parts of eastern Maharashtra and Marathwada las...

3 months ago
Vangani's visually challenged struggle for livelihood, dignity

Every day at 7 pm, Munjaba Shingare, 42, leaves his home in Vangani village in Thane district, to begin his work day. Carrying his dholki, a two-headed drum, he takes a 10-minute walk through the town centre to reach the train station. Here, he takes on the task of crossing seven busy railway tracks on foot, reaching the platform to board the 7.05 pm Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train that will t...

4 months ago
Three dead as Maharashtra roasts at 40-plus C

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Unusually hot conditions with temperatures hovering above 40 degrees Celsius in large parts of Maharashtra in the past 72 hours have claimed at least three lives so far, officials said. It's not a heat wave, though the weather is hot due to a combination of several factors. There will be heat wave conditions in parts of north-central Maharashtra and a few places i...

4 months ago
Maharashtra roasts at 40-plus C, heatwave forecast

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Unusually hot conditions with temperatures hovering above 40 degrees Celsius in large parts of Maharashtra in the past 72 hours have claimed at least two lives so far, officials said. It's not a heatwave, though the weather is hot due to a combination of several factors. There will be heatwave conditions in parts of north-central Maharashtra and a few places in Vi...

4 months ago
Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

4 months ago
Maharashtra farmers to observe 'fast' on Sunday

Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 18 (IANS) Marking the 31st anniversary of the first recorded farmer's suicide on March 19, 1986, lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra will observe a one-day 'fast' on Sunday, an activist said here on Saturday. It was exactly 31 years ago that a farmer, Sahebrao Karpe and his entire family comprising wife and four minor children, ended their lives owing to unpaid ...

9 months ago
Blaze destroys firecrackers market, 50 vehicles in Maharashtra, two missing

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Oct 29 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a temporary firecrackers market in this Maharashtra city on Saturday morning, destroying over 200 big and small shops and over 50 vehicles, officials said. Barring minor burns to a dozen persons, no casualties were initiallu reported in the incident as almost shopkeepers and customers managed to escape to safety. However, ...

9 months ago
Monsoon ends this week, record food output likely

A normal monsoon and adequate water in major reservoirs nationwide, coupled with more money to agriculture, have set the stage for a record agricultural output of 270 million tonnes -- 2 per cent in excess of the government's target -- for the kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) crops of 2016. With the southwest monsoon officially withdrawing this week, water available in 91 reservoirs nat...

9 months ago
Monsoon ends this week, record food output likely

A normal monsoon and adequate water in major reservoirs nationwide, coupled with more money to agriculture, have set the stage for a record agricultural output of 270 million tonnes -- 2 per cent in excess of the government's target -- for the kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) crops of 2016. With the southwest monsoon officially withdrawing this week, water available in 91 reservoirs nat...

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