A resolution was adopted at a meeting of the Gangamasla village gram sabha recently that the villagers will commit 'mass suicide' in front of the gram panchayat office on "Pola" day (bull-worshipping festival celebrated by farmers) if no help was forthcoming. A copy of the resolution has been sent to the district collector.
The Kuntephal storage tank under the Ashti lift irrigation scheme is expected to store 5.68 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of water for drought prone Beed district in Marathwada and irrigate nearly 27,543 hectares. The Krishna Bhima stabilisation project aims at transferring 115 tmcft of water from the Krishna basin rivers arising in the hilly areas of Kolhapur and Sangli, such as the Kumbhi, the Kasari, the Warna, the Panchaganga, and the Neera through a series of lifts and 200-odd tunnels to the Ujani dam.
"I was unable to fathom his agony when he consumed pesticide last year; this year I might follow in his footsteps,"says Rahul Athole of Talavada village in Maharashtra's Beed district as he recounts the events that forced his elder brother, Sahibrao, to take his life. The crop loss has wiped out the whole year's income of the farmers.
About 700 farmers in the drought-stricken Beed district have proved that innovative thinking can save them from a drought that has crippled thousands belonging to farming community in Marathwada. The meeting is organised on a field where all the farmers of the village are involved in a group farming meet and discuss the technologies adopted, share experiences, listen to the experts.
"We had deployed the necessary police security when Mundeji had visited Bhagwangad (in Beed district). There was a 20,000 to 25,000 strong mob that was present when the incident took place and thus the perpetrator of the crime has not been identified as yet," Fadnavis told the Legislative Council during the Question Hour. Fadnavis said that providing security to the LoP is the government's responsibility and that his security audit will be conducted within the next three days.
According to local media reports, a group of teachers in Beed were protesting since March 16 for not being paid their dues from the last one year. The exploitation of teachers in government and private educational institutions is at its peak in the state, it claimed. The government needs to tighten the rope around such institutions' necks," the Sena said.
A 28-year-old woman committed suicide in Majalgaon in Beed district around 155 km from here on Saturday morning when her alleged lover refused to accept her proposal to marry her. The Majalgaon police have arrested the man for abetting suicide. She was visiting the man's residence in Majalgaon on the occasion of Valentine Day, when he turned down her marriage proposal. Upset at the turn of event, she consumed poisonous liquid and fell unconscious within minutes at his residence.
Trouble is in store for newly-elected Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra council and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde after the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday stayed the granting of interim bail in connection with a fraud case involving the Beed District Central Co-operative Bank (BDCC). The court's order could pave the way for the Beed police to apprehend Mr. Munde subject to approval by the Chairman of the Maharashtra Council (as Mr. Munde is a sitting MLC).
Beed is a district of Maharashtra that suffers from a grave water crisis. The taps have been dry for years, the earth is coarse and the wells look like unending pits of darkness with just a bleak sign of water. So what then, do these people of this district do for basic survival?. They make their children fetch water from the depths of the endless wells.
President of Satyashodhak OBC Parishad Hanumant Upare at a recent rally in Beed district of Maharashtra.Even as saffron outfits are spearheading re-conversion programmes across the country to bring all under Hinduism, thousands of OBCs in rural Maharashtra are mulling a "ghar wapsi" of another sort. About 6,000 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the state are set to convert to Buddhism on New Year. This, after they registered with a Maharashtra-based social group, Satyashodhak OBC Parishad. This group claims that a research has revealed that OBCs were originally "Nagvanshis" or descendants of emperor Ashoka, all Buddhists.
On his birth anniversary on Friday, the late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis lay the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister. Munde's eldest daughter, who is Maharashtra's rural development minister, Pankaja Munde said, "Every year, people used to celebrate his birthday as if he was from their family." "Gopinath Gad should be a place where people get inspired by Munde saheb. Every year, there will be a celebration at the Gad on December 12.
On his birth anniversary today, late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district, to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laying the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister. Munde's eldest daughter, who is Maharashtra's Rural Development Minister, Pankaja Munde said, "Every year, people used to celebrate his birthday as if he was from their family." "Gopinath Gad should be a place where people get inspired by Munde saheb. Every year, there will be a celebration at the Gad on December 12.