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Gujarat drought


Simply Put: Gujarat – Little rain, just one key river

June 12, 2019 4:52 am

In a state that depends hugely on Narmada and where large regions have limited water resources, rainfall shortage has led to drought or water scarcity in parts of 17 districts. A look at the situation on the ground.

Drought effect: 43% jump in bad loans in farm sector last year

June 07, 2019 1:02 am

The highest jump in bad loans is in the crop loan segment where NPAs has grown by 66 per cent and the figure stands at Rs 2,273 crore.

Gujarat: In last three months, govt disbursed Rs 1,800 crore to 10 lakh drought-hit farmers

March 15, 2019 6:22 am

In 51 talukas that received less than 250 mm rainfall during last year’s monsoon, the state government had promised to give a relief of Rs 6,800 per hectare. This one-time relief is being given to all farmers irrespective of whether they suffered crop loss

Gujarat: Government braces for fodder crisis, plans to buy from north India

November 22, 2018 8:45 am

According to the government, 51 talukas, spread across 11 districts, that have been declared ‘scarcity-hit’ are facing fodder shortage of nearly two crore kg.

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

November 18, 2018 3:27 am

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.

Drought throws cold water on Surat man’s wedding plan in Jalgaon village

April 22, 2016 3:26 am

Bhatu Patil, 24, works as a polisher in KP Sanghvi Diamond export firm in Surat.

Gujarat: Congress leader Siddharth Patel demands state to be declared drought-hit

September 12, 2015 7:40 pm

He also demanded payment of compensation to farmers hit by the floods in Amreli and Banaakantha districts in the month of July this year.

3 days of rains ward off drought fears

August 14, 2012 5:45 am

Following three consecutive days of good rainfall,the state government has said 53 of the 152 “scarcity-hit” talukas are “out of danger”.