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Water conservation: How Bundelkhand is keeping drought at a distance by recharging wells

Encouraged by Banda’s district administration, which has taken on the region’s persistent droughts and paucity of rain on a war footing, Gureh’s villagers have got together to clean all the wells. Men have been hired to rappel down the stone walls to remove silt and debris, and the results are encouraging.

Bundelkhand BJP MP raises stray cattle issue, blames lack of water

Linking the problem to the failure of the government to implement the Ken-Betwa river linking project, Chandel told the House that scarcity of water in the region had led to lack of fodder. Water scarcity is a perennial problem in the region.


Water-scarce Bundelkhand: Clashes, anxiety as stray cattle take over fields

A water-scarce region, Bundelkhand has been battling drought, debt and poverty for over a decade. In the past three years, “anna pashu (stray cattle)” has been added to the list, now building up to a serious crisis. The cattle have started endangering the Rabi crop.

Lab to land: Reaching out to a million farmers

A novel scheme in Uttar Pradesh that seeks to address the agriculture sector’s weakest link — extension.

Harvesting rainwater: Insulating fields against drought in parched Bundelkhand

Farm ponds have proved a lifesaver in parched Bundelkhand this year.

Eye on religious tourism: Yogi Adityanath likely to announce projects worth Rs 45 crore in Chitrakoot

After Ayodhya, the CM’s visit to Chitrakoot is being seen as part of the state government’s push to bring its religious destinations on the tourism map


Waiting for Centre’s water tankers: Akhilesh

“Pani ke mudde par, kendra ki shuruat ka intezar hai (We are waiting for the Centre to begin doing its part on the issue of water),” Akhilesh said, adding, “Meanwhile, we are doing everything possible using our resources.”

UP seeks Rs 11,000 cr to meet drought situation as Akhilesh meets PM Modi

There is an ongoing political slugfest between the Samajwadi Party and BJP over the water crisis in Uttar Pradesh

UP CM doesn’t want it, but Centre gets water train filled

Railways officials had earlier claimed that the National Capital Region, including Jhansi station, was not equipped to fill rail wagons with water.

Govt created a mockery of crisis: Bharti to CM Akhilesh Yadav

In a letter to the CM, Bharti said that MPs from Bundelkhand region of both UP and Madhya Pradesh had cited crises of water before the Niti Aayog, following which the central government decided to send water trains.

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Rahul Gandhi should have toffees with kids: Azam Khan

Rampur, Jan 25 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan took Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his dart and said he should better have toffees with kids as he the nation doesn't take him seriously. Rahul Gandhi had held 'padyatra' in Bundelkhand on January 23, and had said the Centre and the state government account for the poor condition of Bundelkhand.

Focus attention on farmers affected by drought: Rahul Gandhi to Centre

Mahoba, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed a gathering in Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region and said that the government should focus its attention to Bundelhand's drought-affected farmers. He added that the Congress would urge the Narendra Modi-led Government to take steps to uplift lives of farmers in Bundelkhand.


Rahul Gandhi meets villagers in UP's Mahoba district

Mahoba, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met villagers in Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Rahul held a 'padyatra' in the drought-hit region. Drought conditions and unseasonable rains have destroyed winter crops in the area. In the past few years, several farmers have committed suicide due to poor crop production in Bundelkhand. The Congress vice-president will also hold meetings with women self-help group at the Supa railway station.