Pawar said he has sought time from Fadnavis to discuss the issue within next four-five days.
Presenting a vote-on-account in the Legislative Assembly, Mungantiwar said 82,27,166 farmers in 151 tehsils with land holding of 85.76 lakh hectares have been affected by drought.
The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
In May 2015, the Maharashtra government had declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, most of them located in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.
In a meeting held Wednesday, state chief secretary D B Gupta briefed the Centre's team about the status of drought affected areas in the state.
The demand was put forward before a central team visiting Gujarat since the last three days to assess the water scarcity situation which has arisen due to scanty rainfall this monsoon, said Additional Chief Secretary, revenue, Pankaj Kumar.
A drop in production would slash exports from the world's second-biggest sugar producer and support global prices that have fallen 15 percent so far in 2018.
These six states and the Karnataka government had declared drought for the kharif (summer) 2018 season. Barring Odisha, the other states have submitted a memorandum seeking funds from the central government.
The delegation members will form three groups and tour some of the tehsils in Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Western Maharashtra.
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The winter session, being held in Mumbai after 57 years, will have only eight working days and will end on November 30.
At a rally here on Tuesday, Thackeray wondered if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would declare drought only after consulting the "panchang" (astrological daily calendar).
The country's east coast has recorded less than a fifth of its typical rainfall over the last three months to September and is barren, with winter crops failed and graziers buying in grain to feed their herds.
The Rs 1,000 crore project is expected to improve the income of nearly 1.65 lakh households in Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool and Prakasam.
A decision in this regard was taken in the High Level Committee (HLC) meeting, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers were also present at the meeting.
It's been five months since drought was declared in Tamil Nadu and the efforts from various corners to help the farming belts in the state limp towards a recovery have hit a fresh hurdle. Some micro-finance companies and NBFCs are tightening their purse-strings where it comes to lending to the agri-sector. Jude Sannith gave us this special report.
The drought in Karnataka is not new. However, the company in the last two years have not faced any problems due to drought, said PH Ravikumar of Bharat Financial Inclusion.
The duty-free imports will be allowed until June 12 under the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), according to a notification laid in Parliament.
Gandhi also accused the Modi-led government of being "anti-poor and anti-farmer" which, he alleged, only panders to the demands of a select group of industrialists.
"The government will take stern measures to restrict usage of groundwater due to prevailing drought and if possible stop Pepsico from drawing it at its plant at Puthussery in Palakkad by using the power vested in it under the State Disaster Management Act," Water Resources minister Mathew T Thomas told the Assembly.
Replying to a notice for an adjournment motion on drought moved by Congress-led UDF Opposition, Vijayan said the state would take all possible steps including cloud seeding to tackle the situation, one of the worst in the last century.
India is expected to produce about 95 million tonnes of wheat from the upcoming harvest, Adani Agribusiness chief Atul Chaturvedi told Reuters in an interview, up from last year's 85 million tonnes estimated by traders.
"As on January 31, 2017, sugar mills in the country have produced 128.55 lakh tonnes of sugar, as compared to 142.80 produced last season on the corresponding date," said in a statement.