Central team in Karnataka to assess drought-hit areas
Though the state had an overall deficit of 18 per cent during South-West monsoon, there is very high spatial temporal variability of rainfall pattern across the state.
Maharashtra political course depends on outgoing CM's steps: Shiv Sena
The Sena has been taking sharp barbs at the BJP through "Saamana" amid...
Agrarian crisis: Serious drought looms large over South India
Reeling off the numbers, the farmer said the cost of cultivating corn on two ac...
Why drought-prone Marathwada needs to look beyond the immediate monsoons
The Marathwada region, of which Beed is one of eight districts, receives an average rainfall of 683 mm, 30% lower than the country as a whole and, as a result, is susceptible to droughts.
Supreme Court summons chief secretaries of nine drought-hit states
A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur said despite considerable time having passed since the law came into force, these states have failed to enforce it.
'Pollution from Europe behind one of India's worst droughts'
Sulphur dioxide - produced mainly by coal-fired power plants - causes a number of harmful effects, such as acid rain, heart and lung diseases, and damage to plant growth.
After floods, comes drought: 235 districts face monsoon deficit of 20% or more
Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh are the hardest hit states, showing rain deficits of 31%, 28% and 25%, respectively.
Kerala to go in for cloud seeding to tackle drought: Pinarayi Vijayan
Vijayan rejected the Opposition charge that govt has not taken steps to meet the situation and explained in detail various initiatives for drinking water supply in the state.
Fresh trouble for MFIs as drought-hit Karnataka sees no repayment of loans
As many as 20 NBFC-MFIs, including all the large ones, operate in Karnataka, which is otherwise a mature market for microfinance activity.
Cauvery crisis: Cauvery's birthplace Kodagu stares at drought
Data from the KSNDMC indicated that Kodagu had received 1449.72mm rainfall between June 1 and September 12, against the normal 2219.20mm.
Pepsico, Coca-cola fight patriotism in drought-hit Kerala
India is one of the most water-challenged nations, and fights over water have erupted between users periodically for decades.
Drought forces farmers into Bengaluru slums
The stories emanating out of the six districts of north-east Karnataka are of despair that even those used to centuries of backwardness and poverty are unable to bear any longer.
No IPL matches in drought-hit Maharashtra
"Why don't you shift the matches," a bench led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur observed while dismissing pleas against the Bombay High Court ruling.
Third year of drought in Wardha, Vidarbha
A silver living in the summer is that schools and colleges shut for vacation just as the temperature hit 45 degree Celsius.
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