Earth Overshoot Day: The day the annual budget of nature’s resources are used up
Since the 1950s, and more so in recent decades, humanity has prospered immensely but this has had an overwhelming impact on biodiversity.
Pulses export falls on drought-like condition
The exports of Basmati, however, have shown a healthy growth of 16 per cent.
You don't get water even if you are ready to pay for it
This drought has been the worst ever in Maharashtra, feel many—not just water but food shortage puts human and cattle life into jeopardy.
IIT Kharagpur study reveals, decline of Harappan city Dholavira was caused by drying up of river and drought
These researchers have for the first time connected the decline of Harappan city Dholavira to the disappearance of a Himalayan snow-fed river which once flowed in the Rann of Kutch.
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
Karnataka CM vows to build 'Kalyana Rajya', asks people not to fear coronavirus
In his message to the people of the state on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, the Chief Minister while pointing out the challenges faced by rain, floods and drought along with COVID-19, also defended the reforms brought in by his administration.
Maharashtra declares drought in 151 talukas
This will enable the state government to initiate measures to mitigate the drought and demand assistance from the central government.
Bengal famine of 1943 caused by British policy failure, not drought: Study
Now, for the first time, researchers have analysed soil moisture database from 1870 to 2016 to reconstruct agricultural droughts.
Post drought like conditions cause lower cane production
ICRA observes that given the above context, India’s ability to export sugar and continued policy support by govt to divert sugarcane production towards ethanol manufacture will remain a key to sustaining the health of the sugar industry.
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.
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.
Bihar should test more to control Covid; look at Delhi, Maharashtra, UP: Ram Vilas Paswan
"I think Bihar needs to improve on testing. The state should test more and more to get a grip on the epidemic. Look at states like Delhi, Maharashtra, UP. These states are testing much more as compared to Bihar and their situation is improving very fast," said Ram Vilas Paswan.
India’s water crisis is man-made
While climate change certainly played a role, however, Chennai’s is largely a man-made disaster.
Minister asks God for rain as Chennai's water crisis deepens
A water crisis is brewing in many parts of the world’s second-most populated nation as unsustainable use and few measures to harness rain lead to shortages.