Drought

Bidar’s drought-proof action: Historical wells and tanks desilted

Faced with worst ever drought, the district in Karnataka has desilted historical wells and tanks for the first time in last five decades with minimum investment and created an extra water storage of over 10 tmc ...

Bidar’s drought-proof action: Historical wells and tanks desilted

Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather.

Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Indian flour mills are importing 5 lakh tonnes of wheat from Australia & France, here’s why

Imports in 2016-17 expected to increase more than five-fold to 2.75 million tonne, shows survey

Indian flour mills are importing 5 lakh tonnes of wheat from Australia & France, here’s why

West Bengal assessing situation before declaring drought

With almost no rain in the last two months and temperature hovering near 50 degrees Celsius in many districts of West Bengal, the state government is taking stock of the situation there before declaring them drought-hit.

West Bengal assessing situation before declaring drought

Release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to release all the outstanding and necessary funds for MNREGA scheme to the States and directed it to pay compensation for delayed wages to the farmers in drought- affected areas.

Release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers: SC to Centre

Drought: Maharashtra govt hospital stops admitting patients amid water scarcity

In an indication of the unprecedented severity of the drought that has gripped Marathwada region of Maharashtra, a government-run hospital here stopped admitting new patients from today because of water scarcity.

Set up disaster mitigation fund to tackle drought: SC to Centre

Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to create a disaster mitigation fund within three months to tackle drought-like situation and also, directed the agriculture ministry to hold a meeting within a week with affected s

Set up disaster mitigation fund to tackle drought: SC to Centre

Do ‘yagya’ for rains, BJP member advises MPs in Lok Sabha

Organise yagyas for rains. This was the suggestion offered today by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Virendra Singh to fellow Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha as a means to mitigate the drought situation.

Impact of drought on economy pegged at Rs 6,50,000 crore

Drought in 10 states is estimated to impact the economy by at least Rs 6,50,000 crore as about 33 crore people across 256 districts are facing the grave situation, a study has revealed.

Impact of drought on economy pegged at Rs 6,50,000 crore

Rural income adversely affected due to natural calamities: Government

Rural employment and income are adversely affected by natural calamities like droughts and floods, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said today.

Rural income adversely affected due to natural calamities: Government

UP govt not serious about tackling drought in Bundelkhand: BJP

Sharma alleged that corruption has claimed a big chunk of Rs 35,000 crore package for the development of Bundelkhand announced earlier.

UP govt not serious about tackling drought in Bundelkhand: BJP

Government plans to link 2 rivers to tackle drought in Maharashtra

Government plans to link Bhima and Manjara rivers in Maharashtra to tackle water crisis situation in drought-hit Marathwada region

Government plans to link 2 rivers to tackle drought in Maharashtra

Drought issue to be discussed in Parliament

Congress demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should call a meeting of chief ministers of drought-hit states to tackle the situation on a war-footing.

Drought issue to be discussed in Parliament

Massive effort to be launched for water conservation: PM Modi

PM's comment about effort for water conservation and storage mechanisms assumes significance as various parts of the country are reeling under drought.

Massive effort to be launched for water conservation: PM Modi

Maharashtra government bans digging borewells below 200 feet

The government has sanctioned Rs 750 crore for water distribution, out of which Rs 500 crore has already been provided to district collectors

Maharashtra government bans digging borewells below 200 feet
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