July 15, 2019 7:07 am
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.
June 22, 2019 4:37 am
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.
January 09, 2018 7:36 am
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.
January 04, 2018 1:30 pm
A novel scheme in Uttar Pradesh that seeks to address the agriculture sector’s weakest link — extension.
December 21, 2017 9:01 am
Farm ponds have proved a lifesaver in parched Bundelkhand this year.
October 23, 2017 8:00 am
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
May 09, 2016 12:56 am
“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.”
May 07, 2016 4:42 pm
There is an ongoing political slugfest between the Samajwadi Party and BJP over the water crisis in Uttar Pradesh
May 07, 2016 9:10 am
Railways officials had earlier claimed that the National Capital Region, including Jhansi station, was not equipped to fill rail wagons with water.
May 06, 2016 3:03 am
The state government, however, requested the Centre to provide it 10,000 empty road tankers on Friday for distributing water in the region.
January 25, 2016 7:26 am
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.
January 23, 2016 12:39 pm
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.
January 23, 2016 12:37 pm
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.