After deluge, drought sets in Kerala
Several districts in Kerala have been reporting a severe shortage of water.
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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.
Improving material use and resource efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions: UN science panel
According to the International Resource Panel, emissions from the production of materials as a share of global greenhouse gas emissions increased to 23 per cent in 2015 from 15 per cent in 1995. More than half of the emissions from materials is from direct material production processes.
Private traders place onion import orders; 1,000 tonnes expected by month-end: Govt official
The retail prices of onion had soared to Rs 100/kg a week back in the national capital, but the government's various interventions helped it to cool down. The shipments will come smoothly as the government has liberalised phytosanitary and fumigation norms for import of onion till December-end, the official added.
NCP, Congress, Shiv Sena will form govt in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar
Addressing reporters in Karad town of neighbouring Satara district, Sharad Pawar reiterated that the decision of aligning with the BJP was of his nephew Ajit Pawar and not the NCP. Asked whether the NCP, Cong and Sena will form govt in the state, he said, "There is not an iota of doubt that the govt (of the combine) will be formed in Maharashtra."
India’s ominous future: Too little water, or far too much
Climate change is now messing with the monsoon, making seasonal rains more intense and less predictable. Decades of shortsighted policies by the government is leaving millions defenceless in the age of climate disruptions. The rains this year did nothing to solve the community’s drinking water shortage, first, it was too less then too much.
Maharashtra: How trouble had been brewing in the Pawar parivar
The Pawar family has been left embarrassed by a number of public utterances by Ajit, including his snapping at a farmer during a drought, asking whether he should urinate in a dam to produce water. Matters came to a head in 2012 when Ajit resigned from the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra.
Congress aims to end 3-decade drought in Attingal
Incidentally, the 56-year-old Sampath, who has again been fielded by the CPI-M, is a proven parliamentarian who has won admiration for his stint in the Lok Sabha.
EC allows poll code relaxation for Maha drought relief works
The relaxation was made after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis wrote to the EC on April 30 on the issue.
Drought in Kenya may be a big boon for Indian tea
The dry spell is expected to continue for the rest of the month in most regions.
Indian sugar export dispatches hit 2 lakh tonnes, says ISMA
During the current 2019-20 season, sugar production as on November 15 was 4.85 lakh tonnes, as compared to 13.38 lakh tonnes produced till the same date last year. According to ISMA, the reason for lower sugar production is that sugar mills in Maharashtra have not yet started this season, as compared to 149 mills which were already operating last year during this period.
Maha spent Rs 4909.50 crore on drought relief in 2018-19: Economic Survey
The survey stated that annual budget for agriculture and allied activities sectors in 2018-19 in the annual credit plan was Rs 85,464 crore.
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