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DROUGHT NEWS

Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year

April 06, 2020 4:18 am

After five years of recurrent drought, Maharashtra seems to be set for a summer with little or no water woes bringing much relief to farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

'Waterman of India' calls for integrated watershed development to fight drought

August 25, 2019 10:34 am

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.

Maharashtra: 16 Marathwada, Vidarbha districts face 20 to 59 per cent rain deficit

July 24, 2019 4:18 am

In Marathwada’s eight districts, 1,685 villages and 390 hamlets are being supplied water through tankers as of July 22. As many as 2,272 tankers are in use.

Maharashtra: Amid drought, irregularities surface in crop insurance scheme

June 29, 2019 5:46 am

Insured area 133% more than actual sown area in 2018-19 Rabi season

Gujarat: Rs 2,150 cr spent on drought a burden on state’s finances

June 28, 2019 1:51 am

This year, Gujarat is facing a severe water crisis and 96 talukas of 17 districts in the state have been declared either drought affected or scarcity affected.

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

June 23, 2019 6:48 pm

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

June 17, 2019 12:11 pm

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

June 17, 2019 12:09 am

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

May 29, 2019 5:32 pm

"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

May 14, 2019 3:40 pm

"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.

DROUGHT VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

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.

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

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.

Rahul Gandhi meets villagers in UP's Mahoba district

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.