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.
Buffett says he needs to make 'huge' deal despite recent drought
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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.
Onions make debt-ridden Karnataka farmer crorepati
Onion grower Mallikarjuna is now a celebrity in the farming circles in Chitradurga, 200km from Bengaluru, after local media reported his success story. "I have cleared my debt and I am planning to build a house. I want to buy more land to expand the agricultural work in the coming years," he said. Mallikarjuna invested Rs 15 lakh and hit a jackpot.
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.
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.
ET View: Act now, act aggressively on climate change
Not acting aggressively to limit warming would result in irreversible changes to human and natural ecosystems.
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.
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.
Government takes conflicting positions on drought
In the apex court, the government has argued that all is hunky dory and it is well prepared to deal with drought.
Global warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires
The study showed that reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere to limit global warming under 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius would dramatically reduce the likelihood of significant aridification emerging in many parts of the world.