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Drought pushes up skimmed milk powder prices

Dairies convert the excess milk they collect into SMP, which is both a tradable as well as an exportable commodity. On average, India produces four lakh tonne (lt) of SMP of which 1 lt is exported.

More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both

Extreme rainfall, and the extreme lack of it, affects untold numbers of people, taxing economies, disrupting food production, creating unrest and prompting migrations.


Andhra Pradesh seeks Rs 1401 crore assistance to take up drought relief works

The Rabi crop season too experienced a 55 per cent rainfall deficiency even as the state was hit by drought for the seventh year in a row, the chief minister told the inter-ministerial team that came to study the drought situation.

Drought: Central delegation to assess crop damage in Maharashtra

The delegation members will form three groups and tour some of the tehsils in Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Western Maharashtra, the official from the state relief and rehabilitation department told PTI.

Parched villages begin to empty out in drought-hit Maharashtra

Rabi crop severely hit; villagers migrate for jobs, animals in tow

Maharashtra: Opposition refuses discussion on drought, wants govt to compensate farmers

“This time it is more severe than the 1972 drought. He claimed that even 22 days after drought was declared, the government was yet to undertake relief measures and provide water tankers to the people,” NCP leader Dhananjay Munde said.


Poor monsoon: Gujarat govt announces Rs 1,300-crore special package for farmers of 45 more talukas

Under the special package, over 20 lakh farmers in 45 talukas, including Jasdan where Assembly bypoll is due, will receive a lump sum amount of Rs 5,300 to Rs 6,300 for every hectare of farmland they own.

Maharashtra drought: Lent support to 5,000 farmers' families, says Shiv Sena

On October 31, the state government declared drought in 151 talukas across 26 districts. Of these, 112 are facing "severe drought" and 39 "medium drought". The state comprises 355 talukas, of which 182 were declared "drought-prone" on October 24.

This Diwali visit water-starved Marathwada: Congress tells PM Modi

"I request Prime Minister Modi to spend Diwali in Marathwada this year. Diwali gift for Marathwada should be a drought relief package, clean drinking water and uninterrupted power supply," Ashok Chavan said.

Maharashtra drought: Jalyukta Shivar outcome of people’s hard work, Devender Fadnavis

While attributing the success of the flagship project to “aam aadmi”, the chief minister said that the contribution of the common people for the project in last four years was more than Rs 600 crore.

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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.


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.