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Acute water crisis: 80% reservoirs across India have below normal storage

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.

Water crisis in Tamil Nadu: Clashes erupt in Chennai, IT firms cut down operations

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.


If the rains fail

Low retail food inflation, ample stocks of pulses and cereals give government leeway to plan for the exigencies of a poor monsoon.

India heading towards becoming water-scarce country: Madhya Pradesh Public Health Minister

"With 1,544 cubic meters per capita availability, India is already a water-stressed country and is moving towards becoming water-scarce," Madhya Pradesh Public Health Minister Sukhdev Panse said.

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra govt about steps taken to tackle drought

"The issue is serious. We want some lawyer from the state government to inform us what measures the government proposes to take (to tackle the issue)," the court said.

Migration from drought-hit Kutch: 250 herder families, 10000 cattle left high & dry in Sanand

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.


Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis warns banks against diverting drought relief fund to settle crop loans

Late evening, a Congress delegation met Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao, asking him to intervene and direct the Fadnavis government to take immediate drought relief measures.

In drought-hit Marathwada, farmers complaints will not drown out BJP's nationalism campaign

Marathwada’s complaints against the government are as plentiful as its water bodies are dry. Yet, across the eight Lok Sabha seats here, even an all-pervasive agrarian crisis will not drown out a BJP campaign on nationalism, finds Kavitha Iyer.

Arctic warming may lead to prolonged droughts: Study

The research group looked at the evolution of the tropic-to-pole temperature difference from three time periods: 100 years ago, 2,000 years ago and 10,000 years ago.

Maharashtra: Drought and low prices worry gram growers in Marathwada

The state has reported 13.13 lakh hectare of chana acreage as compared to 19.77 lakh hectare last year. The acreage had come down this year due to moisture stress from the drought.

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On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.

Video Of The Water Train Reaching Latur

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 […]


Third Of India Drought-Hit, Govt To SC

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 […]

Crisis call for Ethiopia as food aid due to run out soon

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 […]

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.