Repeated Floods, Drought Affect Maharashtra, But They Are ‘Not An Election Issue’: Experts

Mumbai: Farmers having to buy drinking water. City residents wading through waist-deep waters to get...

‘Forest Rights Could Influence Votes In 70% Of Assembly Seats In Maharashtra’

New Delhi: The Forest Rights Act (FRA) could be a deciding factor in more than 70% (211) of the 288 ...

How Maharashtra, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Use Outdated State Laws To Acquire Land

New Delhi: Maharashtra and Karnataka are using decades-old land acquisition laws--similar to a now-d...

Dalit Battles For Promised Lands Rage Across India

Osmanabad (Maharashtra): Rambhau Kamble was five years old when he first saw Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar....

In India’s Richest State, Drought, Farm Crisis Arrive Early

Shirur (Beed), Maharashtra: Water tankers had to be brought in by February this year to Dahiwandi, a...

Why Toxic Pesticides That Killed 3 Farmers In 2 Months Are Still In Use In Maharashtra

Chandrapur and Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Rekha Madavi, 45, did not know the name of the pesticide her ...

As State Bungles Loan Waiver, 4 Maharashtra Farmers Kill Themselves

Nanded (Maharashtra): Tukaram Kapse was only 10 when his father, Madhav, passed away. The oldest of ...

What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

(An advertisement released by the Congress party on the eve of assembly elections in Maharashtra)   Housing. Education. Jobs. These are the three main issues that Maharashtra’s ruling Congress party is focussing on as India’s second-most populous and richest state prepares for elections to a new legislative assembly on October 15.   Farmers are also being … Continued

Mumbai Resorts To Private Healthcare To Fight Deadly Diseases

One of India’s biggest challenges is delivering affordable healthcare to its millions, particularly the poor. Many studies and surveys show how a single illness can swing the financial fortunes of a poor household.   It gets worse and more frustrating when the diseases are more like epidemics and the system is unable to respond effectively. … Continued

Pune’s Dependence On Octroi & New Constructions

Highlights  * Pune Municipal Corporation expected to report revenue of Rs 4,100 crore in 2013-14 * Octroi revenue likely to increase 34% to Rs 1,657 crore from Rs 1,235 crore in 2011-12 * Capital and development works to account for 49% of expenditure; down from 58% in 2011-12   Pune city, the second largest in … Continued