Drought threat looms over half of Maharashtra

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Over half of Maharashtra is under the shadow of drought as 254 out of around 380 talukas in the state have received a below average rainfall till now this year. Only 61 talukas have received an average or above average rainfall upto August 8, while 51 talukas have received between 25 to 50 per cent of average rainfall, as per the data released by the More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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