Maharashtra is worst hit with drought and the government is hardly prepared for the mishap.

Maharashtra is facing one of its severe droughts.

27,723 villages of 43,000 villages are suffering from drought.

On an average 9 farmers are committing suicides daily. This can increase.

814 dams and reservoirs in the region only have 5% water left.

Jayakwadi dam in Marathwada has only 1% water left.

Educational institutions in Latur region are ending the academic year early to de-populate the town.

Section 144 has been imposed near water supply spots in Parbhani town.

Government ordered the shutting down of swimming pools for the next three months.

Suresh Prabhu tweet:

Maharashtra drought-affected families are barely getting 20 liters of water a day.

IPL will be using over 40 lakh litres of water for the 7 matches in Mumbai.

Is IPL more important than people?

Ideally, you should shift the IPL matches to some other state where water is in abundance: Bombay High Court.

The IPL is scheduled to start on April 9 and end on May 29 in Mumbai.

Centre has sanctioned Rs 3,049.36 crore relief funds for tackling drought in the state for this year

If farmers are the backbone of the economy, then it is fractured.

How can we help drought-hit Maharashtra and its farmers?

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1,053 villages falling in Ahmadnagar and Solapur to be facing drought situation for the ongoing Rabbi season.

27,723 villages of 43,000 Maharashtra villages in the state are drought-hit.
 
Jayakwadi dam in Aurangabad district in Marathwada, which is witnessing the worst drought in a century, has only 1% water left of its 2.17 billion cubic metre capacity.

814 dams and reservoirs in the region only have five per cent water left.

Section 144 has been imposed in the vicinity of water supply spots in Parbhani town in Marathwada region.

3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra last year, highest in the last 14 years, 

Maharashtra is divided into five geographical regions, comprising six administrative divisions—Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Marathwada (Aurangabad) and Vidarbha (Amravati and Nagpur).

The Vidarbha region reported the most farmer suicides, 1,541, in 2015.

Water man of India: Dr. Rajendra Singh,

Let’s fight for our farmers.

It’s time for us to step up for our farmers.

Farmer is the backbone of our country: Mahatma Gandhi.

If farmers are the backbone of the economy, then it is fractured.

9 Farmers Commit Suicide Daily In Drought-Hit Maharashtra

Severe Drought In Maharashtra

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