India’s worsening drought is forcing doctors to buy water for surgery
Failed rains last year and delays in this year’s annual monsoon have left nearly half of India facing drought-like conditions.
No drought alert yet, but centre warns of deficit rainfall
Officials, however, maintained that it was too early to predict the June-September...
Government ready with crisis management plan for drought
The delay in its onset, which some foreign meteorologists attribute to El Nino, has made the officials alert.
Drought-hit Telangana farmer borrows money from wife to buy Dubai lottery ticket, wins Rs 28 cr
The cost of the lottery ticket was Rs 20,000.
Parts of India face groundwater drought as summer heat rises
“Many of these states are now intermittently getting affected by the ‘groundwater drought’ in recent summers,” said Abhijit Mukherjee, lead researcher and a professor at IIT Kharagpur.
There is a drought, but people are still happy to watch cricket: Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh on his many concerns — migration, climate change, metamorphosis of words and the power of stories — that telescope in his new novel Gun Island.
Maharashtra drought worse than 1972: Sharad Pawar
Pawar has called the current drought situation in the state worse than the one in 1972.
NBFC liquidity drought won’t hit Yes Bank: Ravneet Gill
New CEO says lender has provided for liabilities, foresees no nasty surprises due to NPAs or slippages.
Little water left, but Tamil Nadu has most bottling units in country
Amid drought, water guzzling plants in the state draw at least 21 million litres of water everyday, which is leading to an increase in salinity of the groundwater.
Sugar output may fall 40% in drought hit Maharashtra
The area under sugarcane has declined 28.5% while a large quantity of sugarcane has been diverted for use as fodder for cattle.
Water supply is immediate priority in drought-hit Karnataka: R V Deshpande
The government has also imposed restriction on inter-state movement of fodder till July 31.
After deluge, drought sets in Kerala
Several districts in Kerala have been reporting a severe shortage of water.
Water crisis an opportunity to become surplus nation: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Jal Shakti minister
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat just laid out a detailed road map on water for the next five years.
Gajendra Shekhawat to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan today
The scheme aims to make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement.
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