Drought

  • Foreign trip for 30 Karnataka MLAs even as state battles drought 27-12-2013 09:39 AM

    30 MLAs from Karnataka are planning to go on a trip to the Amazon rain forests and waterfalls and they are calling it a study tour. The trip is costing Rs 7 lakh per head and is scheduled even as the state is battling acute drought. ...
  • Karnataka MLAs on foreign trips even as the state battles drought 26-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Bangalore: Two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka have kicked up a storm. Close to 30 MLAs are on junkets to several countries even as the state was in the grip of a drought and sugarcane crisis. While one group of MLAs has already left to...
  • Central team visits drought-hit areas of the state 18-11-2013 10:13 PM

    A central team on Monday began a visit of drought-hit Bihar to assess the situation, an official said. Bihar in September declared 33 of its 38 districts drought-hit on account of poor rains. The state was 25% deficit in its annual rainfall. "The 12 member-team held a meeting with top...
  • Central team to visit drought-hit Bihar on October 3 26-09-2013 02:05 PM

    A central team will visit drought-hit Bihar on October 3 to assess the situation, state government officials said on Thursday, adding that after the assessment the quantum of relief would be decided. "A central team will visit the drought-hit districts of the state to assess the situation, including the quantum...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks Rs 12,000 crore from Centre to tackle drought 19-09-2013 03:00 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday demanded Central assistance of Rs 12,000 crore to tide over the drought situation in 33 of the total 38 districts of the state. Kumar, who is in New Delhi on a two-day visit, made the demand during his meeting with Finance Minister P...
  • Nitish Kumar declares 33 districts drought-hit 18-09-2013 03:31 PM

    Taking into account deficient rainfall this year, Bihar government on Wednesday declared 33 out of the 38 districts of state as drought-hit. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat) Brajesh Mehrotra and the Principal Secretary (Disaster...
  • Drinking water shortage in China, over 3 million people affected 18-08-2013 01:30 PM

    More than three million people are facing acute shortage of drinking water due to a persistent drought in southwest China which has affected more than 17 million people in 1,311 towns. There was a partial relief from the lingering drought in Guizhou Province due to rainfall in the past two...
  • Direct Nitish Govt to declare Bihar a 'drought-hit' state, urges BJP to Guv 14-08-2013 05:03 PM

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday urged the Governor DY Patil to direct the Nitish Kumar government to declare Bihar as "drought-hit" state due to rainfall deficit. A delegation, led by the state unit chief of BJP, Mangal Pandey and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav, called...
  • Direct Nitish Govt to declare Bihar 'drought-hit': BJP to Governor 14-08-2013 03:54 PM

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday urged the Governor D Y Patil to direct the Nitish Kumar government to declare Bihar as "drought-hit" state due to rainfall deficit. A delegation, led by the state unit chief of BJP, Mangal Pandey and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav,...
  • Declare Jharkhand drought-hit, demands BJP 13-08-2013 01:47 PM

    The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Jharkhand be declared drought-hit following a deficit monsoon. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by state president Rabindra Rai and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Governor Syed Ahmad and demanded that the state be declared drought hit. "In the memorandum to the...
  • Muslims pray for rains in drought-affected areas on Eid 09-08-2013 03:51 PM

    Muslims across Bihar offered prayers on Eid and sought divine blessings for rains in the drought-affected areas of the state on Friday. In Patna, thousands of people offered prayers at the Gandhi Maidan and different mosques despite light drizzle.The festival was also celebrated in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Munger and other...
  • BJP hits at Nitish Kumar for not declaring state as 'drought-hit' 06-08-2013 02:09 AM

    The opposition BJP on Monday made a scathing attack on Nitish Kumar government for not declaring the state as "drought-hit" which it said reflects the government's "indifference" towards the common man. About 443 blocks out of a total of 534 have experienced deficient rainfall this monsoon which has hit agriculture...
  • Flood limited, but drought severe in the state: Nitish Kumar 04-08-2013 08:21 PM

    Observing that the flood situation was limited in nature but the drought was more severe due to shortfall of monsoon rains, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said effective measures were being taken to tide over the twin crisis in Bihar. Speaking to reporters at the Jai Prakash Narayan Airport...
  • Bihar legislature adjourned sine die after six-day long monsoon session 02-08-2013 08:18 PM

    The Bihar legislature on Friday was adjourned sine die after a six-day long stormy monsoon session beginning from July 26. During the brief session, two houses of the legislature took up a number of legislative and financialbusinesses and adjournment motions on issues like the Chapra mid-day meal tragedy, drought, Bodh...
  • Rural areas in Bihar will get 8-hour power supply: Nitish Kumar 28-07-2013 08:01 AM

    Facing drought-like situation in major areas of the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ordered to supply eight hours of uninterrupted power supply in rural areas for agricultural purposes. He gave the instruction after a review meeting in which senior officials of all the departments were present, an official...
  • Gujarat: Heavy rains lash Junagarh; Willingdon dam overflowing 26-07-2013 11:59 AM

    Junagarh: Heavy rains continue to lash Junagarh in Gujarat bringing relief to the farmers in the area. Drought-hit Junagrah has received around 25 inches of rain in the last one month. Junagarh was reeling under a drought for a year but now the Willingdon dam is overflowing as a result...
  • 666,000 people affected by heavy rains in China 29-06-2013 11:10 PM

    Beijing: Heavy rain has affected 666,000 people in east China, while 335 houses and 22,200 hectares of crops were also destroyed in the downpour. Over the past month, heavy rain has affected 666,000 people in 25 counties of east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said on Saturday. The downpours have...
  • Maharashtra: After drought, farmers complain of poor seed quality 13-06-2013 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: There is no end to the problems facing Maharashtra farmers. Already facing drought, the farmers had hoped that they would be able to sow crops after the monsoon but that is not yet the case. They allege that have not been able to sow new crops as the Maharashtra...
  • Maharashtra to pay Rs 2,172 cr to drought-hit farmers 07-06-2013 01:06 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will distribute funds to the tune of Rs 2,172 crore received from the Centre over the last couple of years towards drought mitigation to farmers in cash. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting on Thursday. The funds were received in the kharif season in 2011,...
  • Ajit to meet PM, seek money to complete irrigation projects 30-05-2013 11:44 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the state would demand financial aid from the Centre to complete incomplete irrigation projects. He would be having a meeting in this regard with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in Delhi on...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul visits drought-hit areas 29-05-2013 12:28 PM

    Aurangabad: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi visited Maharashtra's drought affected villages on Tuesday. The affected farmers were expecting that Rahul Gandhi would try to solve their problems and would instruct Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to start relief operations in the drought-affected areas. But Rahul failed to do so leaving the farmers...
  • Rahul Gandhi promises to tackle water crisis in Aurangabad 28-05-2013 04:55 PM

    Aurangabad: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the drought-hit Aurangabad district and assured villagers of taking prompt measures to tackle water and fodder scarcity. "The problems of water and fodder supply in drought-hit areas would be taken up on a war footing," Rahul said while interacting with farmers...
  • AP: Farmers forced to sell cattle to fight drought in Rayalaseema 27-05-2013 10:22 AM

    Anantapur: Through the summer, CNN-IBN has focused on the rising water shortage across several states. Among the worst hit is Andhra Pradesh's Rayalaseema region. With acres of dry land, withered crops and farmers with little hope, drought is now chronic in Andhra Pradesh's Rayalaseema region. Falling ground water levels and...
  • Farmers threaten mass suicides if power tariff increased 18-05-2013 03:15 AM

    Coimbatore: Farmers in Coimbatore region on Friday threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if government went ahead with its plan to increase power tariff. Representatives of various farmers associations told a public hearing on tariff revision here that the agriculture sector in Tamil Nadu is already in the...
  • Salman promises 2,500 water tanks to drought-hit Maharashtra districts 13-05-2013 10:09 AM

    Mumbai: Whoever said that celebrities don't care about what's going on in the real world, Salman Khan will make them rethink that. He has promised to donate 2,500 water tanks to drought-hit districts in Maharashtra, which is facing its worst drought in 40 years. Across Maharashtra, it has been a...
  • Salman Khan sends water tankers to drought-hit areas in Maharashtra 08-05-2013 11:00 PM

    Salman Khan's Being Human Foundation has send water tankers to drought hit villages in Maharashtra, so that people have facility to store water and do not face much water shortage. ...
  • Maharashtra drought: Govt okays Rs 256 cr for orchards 08-05-2013 12:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Empowered Group of Ministers on Drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Wednesday approved an additional assistance of Rs 256 crore for rejuvenation of orchards in drought-hit Maharasthra. However, the decision on extension of duty-free import of oilcakes to boost fodder supply was left to the...
  • Maharashtra drought: The worst man-made disaster in years 06-05-2013 11:08 PM

    The usual dusty small-town India greets us as a small group of people associated with the NGO Caring Friends travel over two-and-a-half days through Aurangabad and Jalna to understand the problems in the region and what help could be given. On the face of it, people seem to be going...
  • For drought-hit states, on-track monsoon may be too late 24-04-2013 06:23 AM

    Jamwadi: India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little - and too late - for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades. Although 2012 monsoon rains...