Wet famine, new diseases give sleepless nights to farmers of Gogalwadi
As crop failure becomes a norm, farmers in Maharashtra struggle to get access to crop insurance schemes for which online applications should be submitted
"Look at these rotten tomatoes. Forget taking a basketful to sell in the market, even finding a few that are good enough to consume has become a task," said Sashikant Ramdas Gogawale, a farmer from Gogalwadi in Pune's Haveli taluka.
This year, ola dushkal (wet famine) has rendered a blow to the farmers, who are already facing the after-effects of crop damage during the pandemic. Wet famine is characterised by a shortage of food resources due to too much rain. It is a condition where crops, fruits or vegetables on a farm are damaged, making them completely unfit for consumption or sale.
Maha: Children's shelter staffer held for raping 14-year-old girl in Nashik
The director of a private facility for children in Maharashtra's Nashik district has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, a police official said on Thursday.
The incident took place in the children's shelter in Mhasrul on October 13 this year but came to light on Wednesday, he added.
"The 28-year-old accused forcibly took the 14-year-old victim to a makeshift tin room in the parking area of the building, showed her an obscene video clip on his mobile phone and raped her," he said.
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Leopard enters residential building in Kalyan, attacks several people, including children; rescue operation underway
On Thursday, November 24, a leopard ventured into a residential complex and entered a residential building, where it attacked a man and a child. As per the visuals, the leopard has attacked several people and created a chaos in the area.
Mumbai weather update: City's AQI at 175 improves to 'moderate' after being worse than Delhi yesterday
Mumbai's Air Quality index (AQI) improved to 175 'moderate', on Thursday 10 am, according to SAFAR. The report also stated that PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentrations in Mumbai were at 98 and 200 respectively. The current PM2.5 concentration in Mumbai is 6.5 times above the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.
Thane: UMC conducts 'Citizen Perception Survey' to find out how livable the city is
Now it's a time for the Ulhasnagar people to get their voices heard as the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) is inviting the opinions of the Ulhasnagar citizens to improve the Ease of Living (EOL) index of the Ulhasnagar city. The UMC chief Aziz Shaikh has appealed to all the citizens to participate in large numbers in the 'Citizen Perception Survey'.
Act fast, Centre tells state on measles outbreak
Amid the surge in measles infections and deaths in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, the Union Health Ministry has told the State Government to strengthen its surveillance mechanism and undertake a head count of all children aged between six months and five years in the outbreak areas to facilitate full MRCV (measles- and rubella-containing vaccines) coverage quickly.