Citing from his own experiences in Rajasthan, Singh called for an increase in canopy cover to reduce evaporation. He added that the challenge for water conservation projects was to take into account climate change.
According to the Central Water Commission data, of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 80 per cent have storage below normal. Of these, 11 have zero per cent storage, making the water crisis acute.
With few signs of rains across the state and reservoirs running dry, Chennai’s IT firms and restaurants have cut down operations, residents struggle to book tankers and the state government has begun disconnecting water connections to houses for illegally drawing water.
With the Ahmedabad district collector refusing to allocate fodder for cattle, an estimated 250 Muslim families who have migrated to Sanand with around 10,000 cattle are uncertain about their immediate future.
A 50-wagon train carrying 25 lakh litres of water that left Miraj in Sangli district of Maharashtra on Tuesday reached Latur on Wednesday morning. The train traveled a distance of 342 kilometers to bring water to the drought hit Latur city. The same train has made nine trips in the past to Latur bringing 5 […]
The central government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that more than one-third of India’s districts are affected by severe drought, raising the court’s anxiety over steps being taken by the the Centre and state governments in providing imminent relief. Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha informed a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur that […]
The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency food aid for 10 million Ethiopians will run out in April unless donors provide more funds by the end of this month. The El Nino weather phenomenon […]
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.
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.