The Maharashtra Government has launched a website and an application ‘Maha Madat’ for collectively analysing the rainfall, crop situation and underground water level using modern technology.
The Maha Madat App & Website will help in the accurate analysis of the drought-like situation in villages of the state.
The Maha Madat App & Website has been created by the Relief and Rehabilitation Ministry with the help of the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC).
The Maharashtra Region is declared as Drought based on the two criteria laid down by the Centre in 2016 they are, Drought can be declared if a region does not receive rain for a span of 21 days and Drought can be declared based on the humidity of the soil, the situation of crops and the level of groundwater.
As per the reports, Maharashtra state haven’t received rain for 21 continuous days which satisfies the first Criteria and the Study for the Second Criteria is in the Process and the state will declare the drought-affected area soon.
Statehood: 1 May 1960 (Maharashtra Day)
Capitals: Mumbai & Nagpur
Official Language: Marathi
Governor: C. Vidyasagar Rao
Chief Minister: Devendra Fadnavi