DAMAGE

  • Unseasonal rains leave crops of mangoes, wheat, tobacco destroyed in Bihar 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    Patna: The unseasonal rains have caused havoc across the country especially for farmers in Bihar where large range of crops have been destroyed. From crops of mangoes, wheat to tobacco everything has been devastated. Dina Patel's last and futile attempt to save his tobacco crop was to dry them out in...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry Yesterday

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Unseasonal rainfall continues to damage crops Yesterday

    In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. ...
  • Unseasonal rainfall continues to hamper crops, government takes stock of damage 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted an aerial survey of the damaged areas in the Gwalior district...
  • Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    Bundi: The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers.... The government would raise the compensation limit to help the...
  • Haryana: Farmers in Rewari wait for government's help as crops worth lakhs destroyed March 24, 2015

    Rewari: Unseasonal rains across India have led to the extensive damage of crops with Rewari district in Haryana being one of the worst hit. The standing crop in thousands of hectares of land has been destroyed and not just the magnitude of the loss but also pending loans is the...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices March 23, 2015

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Have protection for farmers like crop insurance system: Agriculture expert March 21, 2015

    Agriculture expert MS Swaminathan said that it had rather been a sad year for the farmers. "Towards harvest time we have this unfortunate event of unseasonal rains and hailstorms which do more damage. We don't have enough protection for farmers like a crop insurance system which can insulate them from...
  • Centre has asked affected states to give details of losses to crops by unseasonal rain March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it has asked states to provide details of the losses caused to the standing crops by the recent unseasonal rains so that relief could be provided as members demanded that the Centre should come forward to help the affected states financially. Raising the issue,...
  • Cyclone Hudhud damages seven colleges in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Odisha: Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nararangapur and one in Gajapati were affected by the cyclone, officials said. "We have received damage reports from principals of the concerned colleges over telephone in the aftermath of...
  • Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo aims for Bermuda October 16, 2014

    Hamilton, Bermuda: Hurricane Gonzalo barreled toward Bermuda as a major Category 3 storm on Wednesday, threatening the tiny archipelago where people rushed to repair homes and clear trees and power lines knocked down by a weekend tropical storm. Gonzalo had top sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) and was about...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM heads toward Vizag to monitor Hudhud impact, promises speedy relief October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to prevent loss of life as well as aiming to provide quick relief to people affected by the very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that battered the coastal districts, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Sunday. Two people have been killed in...
  • J&K ground report: Floods leave behind damage, devastation September 15, 2014

    As floodwaters recede in Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is now battling civic problems like fuel shortages, defunct ATM machines and scanty medical supplies. The floods have caused an estimated loss of Rs 5700 crore to the state. ...
  • J&K: Damage to become clear after roads are fixed September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: With no telecom or road connectivity between the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, the extend of damage due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir will be known only after the communication lines are restored. Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various...
  • Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth August 29, 2014

    New York: The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11year cycle which at its peak is...
  • Nearly three lakh affected by Assam flood August 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly three lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam which has claimed seven lives and has hit 15 districts of the state. According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday, 2.87 lakh people have been affected across 1,066 villages in 15 districts in...
  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareillydistrict when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Air India plane damaged by catering truck at Newark airport in US June 5, 2014

    An Air India plane was hit by a high lift catering truck at the US' Newark international airport, forcing the airline to ground the aircraft there after it suffered considerable damage. The incident happened last evening when the plane, a Boeing 777ER (Extended Range), which was operating on MumbaiNewark route with...
  • Tractortrolley hits Ranthambore train, engine damaged May 18, 2014

    The Ranthambore superfast train, IndoreJodhpur via Jaipur, on Sunday got delayed after its engine was hit by a tractortrolley at an unmanned railway crossing near Chaksu station in Jaipur. The engine's cattle guard was badly damaged but there was no report of any untoward incident or casualty, a spokesperson of NorthWestern...
  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP April 18, 2014

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested the...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide March 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not affected...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm March 12, 2014

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with all...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed March 12, 2014

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage March 12, 2014

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops March 11, 2014

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought relief...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages March 1, 2014

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...
  • Harda farmers to get compensation of Rs 115 crore for damaged soybean crop February 2, 2014

    The farmers in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh will get a compensation package of over Rs 115 crore for the damage caused to the soybean crop in 20122013, a senior official said on Sunday. "Because of heavy rains and floods in 20122013, soybean crop was badly damaged following which the district...
  • Naval warship INS Betwa suffers damage January 22, 2014

    In the fifth incident involving naval warships in the last six months, INS Betwa has suffered damage in its critical component after which the Navy is carrying out an investigation. The latest incident detected last week comes six months after INS Sindhurakshak submarine sank in Mumbai harbour following a blast. The...