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.
Maha spent Rs 4909.50 crore on drought relief in 2018-19: Economic Survey
The survey stated that annual budget for agriculture and allied act...
State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income
The group of secretaries on ag...
Draft CMP ready; Uddhav, Sonia, Pawar meet on cards
Representatives of Shiv Sena and NCP-Congress have prepared a common minimum programme amid clear indications that Congress was positively considering the Sena/NCP request to join the government.
Maharashtra cane crushing season to be delayed
Decision to start sugar mill ops to be a priority for the new state govt that comes into power.
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.
Over 51,000 farmers get Rs 21 crore drought assistance in Maharashtra
Due to the deficient monsoon last year, reservoirs in the district have only about 22 per cent water stock of their total storage capacity, collector Prashant Narnavre said in a statement.
Regional issues big, can change electoral equation
As Maharashtra embarks on an election spree, parties fight for the 288 seats of the assembly. Yet regional issues such as droughts, farmers suicides, falling onion prices and irrigation problems persist, waiting to be acknowledged by leaders.
Hundreds of koalas feared dead in Australian wildfires
The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New South Wales state, 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of Sydney, and has since burnt 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres). Two-thirds of that area was koala habitat, Ashton said.
With water level in dams dipping, centre issues drought advisory to southern and western states
The drought advisory is issued to states when the water level in reservoirs is 20 per cent less than the average of live water storage figures of the past 10 years.
Exports revive as cardamom prices fall 16%
Growers reckon the production is likely to be below 10,000 tonnes.
Maharashtra’s 2019-20 sugar production likely to fall by 45%
The extent of drop in Maharashtra’s sugar production will play a crucial role in determining the country's total sugar production for the 2019-20 season. In its first estimate for the 2019-20 sugar season, ISMA expects sugar production to be around 268.5 lakh tonnes against the figure of 331.61 lakh tonnes during 2018-19 sugar season.
Sena will lead government, no chance of mid-term election, says NCP
The Congress, NCP and Sena look optimistic in forming a government in Maharashtra with NCP confirming that the chief minister's position shall go to Shiv Sena. Leaders of the three parties had met in the state capital on Thursday and drafted a CMP which awaits the approval of the respective leadership of the three parties.
Funds drought fear forces Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed act
Arif Ahmad Khan, federal secretary of the finance division, had warned that global economic sanctions could be imposed on Pakistan in case the country failed to take action on FATF recommendations.
Maharashtra gets Rs 2,160 crore more from Centre for drought relief
Fadnavis also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving the funds to the state.
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