DROUGHT

  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Drought & price rise: How will Modi's promise of 'Achche Din' be delivered? July 2, 2014

    With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. ...
  • Foreign trip for 30 Karnataka MLAs even as state battles drought December 27, 2013

    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. ...
  • Salman Khan sends water tankers to droughthit areas in Maharashtra May 8, 2013

    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. ...
  • In Modi's vibrant Gujarat, 4,000 villages face acute water crisis April 18, 2013

    Nearly 4,000 villages in Sami in north Gujarat face a droughtlike situation with no water to drink. People are being forced to dig pits and consume unsafe water. ...
  • Won't resign now, will consult MLAs first: Ajit Pawar on urine remark April 11, 2013

    Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar is still facing ire over his urine remark over the drought situation. ...
  • FTN: Do politicians invariably make insensitive statements in public? April 10, 2013

    There was uproar in the Maharashtra Assembly for the third consecutive day, the Opposition is demanding deputy CM Ajit Pawar's resignation over his controversial 'urine' comment. ...
  • Maharashtra drought: Ajit Pawar's 'urine' remark may prove costly for NCP April 8, 2013

    Maharahstra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar was forced to apologise for his callous comment asking whether he should urinate to provide water in dams at a rally in the droughthit state. ...
  • Ajit Pawar's remark is lowest of the lowest in Maharashtra politics: BJP April 7, 2013

    "The comment has no humour in it," said party spokesperson Shaina NC. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also reacted to Pawar's comment and has sought his resignation. ...
  • FTN: Is it too much to ask for a dry Holi? March 26, 2013

    It's tough to imagine Holi with no water, but that is exactly what Mumbai is aspiring to do this year. An extreme water crisis in the state has prompted various institutions in the city to try and do their bit during this festival. ...
  • Mumbai: Parents ask their kids to save water, play dry Holi March 26, 2013

    An extreme water crisis in Maharashtra has prompted various institutions and residents in Mumbai to try and do their bit during the festival of Holi. ...
  • FTN: Is Maharashtra's drought a man made calamity? March 25, 2013

    The politics of drought in Maharashtra is turning violent. Two Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have been arrested after several of them went on a rampage, attacking the Indiabulls office in Mumbai. This came hours after MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that water meant for droughthit farmers was diverted to...
  • 30 Minutes: Maharashtra reels under chronic drought March 23, 2013

    Maharashtra is said to be reeling under its worst drought in over four decades. What makes it worse is government inaction and corruption. ...
  • Maharashtra drought: Asaram Bapu wastes tonnes of water on Holi celebrations, remains defiant March 18, 2013

    Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has demanded IPL franchisees to contribute Rs 500 crore towards drought relief in the state. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Prithviraj Chavan March 14, 2013

    Maharashtra is suffering its worst drought in 40 years. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an interview to CNN-IBN has admitted that better planning and implementation would have lessened the impact of the drought. ...
  • Maharashtra drought: Water being diverted to breweries, alleges Leader of Oppn March 12, 2013

    Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde alleged that water was being diverted to breweries instead of giving it to farmers. ...
  • FTN: Has the farmers' plight failed to register on the national conscience? August 6, 2012

    Some parts of India are experiencing floods but in other parts the rains have failed badly this year. 2012 is in all likelihood, a drought year. ...
  • News 360: Team Anna announces political party August 3, 2012

    Team Anna on Friday officially announced their entry into politics as they ended their 10day fast at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • News 360: 3 grids collapse, leave 60 cr people powerless July 31, 2012

    Three power lifelines the north, eastern and northeastern grids collapse leaving almost half of India without power. ...
  • Drought situation worrying, says Sharad Pawar July 29, 2012

    Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar has raised an alarm over possible drought this year. "Low rainfall has led to drought problem in several regions of the country. I am hoping and praying that there will be adequate rain in August and September which will provide relief. But as of now...
  • Sharad Pawar downplays drought fears July 3, 2012

    A rainfall deficit of 31 per cent and a delay of two weeks has disrupted the lives of farmers and thrown agricultural activity out of gear. ...
  • Pawar prepares contingency plan to tackle drought July 3, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar met officials on Tuesday morning to take stock of the situation. ...
  • Drought fears: Agriculture Ministry prepares contingency plan July 3, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to hold a highlevel meeting on Tuesday to take stock of the droughtlike situation in many states. ...
  • Too early to call it a drought: Met department July 2, 2012

    83 per cent of the country, including grainrich Punjab and Haryana, have received scanty rains. ...
  • Drought forces migration in Vidarbha May 10, 2012

    As farmer suicides and acute water shortage continues in Vidharba, villagers are migrating to Mumbai for a better life. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 8, 2012

    Large parts of Maharashtra are in the midst of a severe drinking water crisis. Hillary Clinton ends the American flipflops on Hafiz Saeed. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Prithviraj Chavan May 8, 2012

    Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday failed to get any assurance from Manmohan Singh on drought relief package. Maharashtra had demanded a 2,700 crore relief package from the Centre. ...
  • Bihar farmers divert river to fight drought August 19, 2010

    Bihar government is yet to declare a drought, so the villagers are taking matters into their own hands. ...
  • Rising prices of rice take a toll on poor December 24, 2009

    Reports show poor have been hit the worst by the drought and rising prices of rice. A third of their earnings go in buying rise. ...