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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • In Modi's vibrant Gujarat, 4,000 villages face acute water crisis 18-04-2013 10:33 PM

    Nearly 4,000 villages in Sami in north Gujarat face a drought-like 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 11-04-2013 07:51 PM

    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? 10-04-2013 11:59 PM

    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 08-04-2013 10:29 PM

    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 drought-hit state. ...
  • Ajit Pawar's remark is lowest of the lowest in Maharashtra politics: BJP 07-04-2013 08:07 PM

    "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? 26-03-2013 11:50 PM

    It's tough to imagine Holi with no water, but that is exactly what Mumbai is aspiring to do this year. ...
  • Mumbai: Parents ask their kids to save water, play dry Holi 26-03-2013 03:27 PM

    An extreme water crisis in Maharashtra has prompted various institutions and residents in Mumbai to try and do their bit. ...
  • FTN: Is Maharashtra's drought a man made calamity? 25-03-2013 11:59 PM

    With Maharashtra in the grip of its worst drought in four decades, the anger is expected to spill over. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Maharashtra reels under chronic drought 23-03-2013 09:09 PM

    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 18-03-2013 11:59 PM

    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 14-03-2013 11:46 PM

    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 12-03-2013 05:46 PM

    Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde alleged that water was being diverted to breweries instead of giving it to farmers. ...
  • Bihar farmers divert river to fight drought 19-08-2010 04:03 PM

    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 24-12-2009 12:44 AM

    Reports show a third of earnings of the poor go in buying rice in cities. ...
  • Watch: Price for rice slowly on the rise 23-12-2009 10:18 AM

    Is the price rise because of speculation or supply shortages? ...
  • Drought hits milk business, price soars 21-12-2009 03:26 PM

    Prices of buffaloes have almost doubled in the past five years. ...
  • Watch: Govt hijacks Opposition's sugarcane agenda 20-11-2009 12:29 AM

    The Government has agreed to amend the sugarcane ordinance. ...
  • Farmers stage protest in New Delhi over cane price 20-11-2009 12:00 AM

    The price of sugar has spiralled exponentially this year. ...
  • Drought sends Bihar farmers' cattle packing to markets 27-08-2009 05:39 PM

    Buyers rejoice as distress sales allow them to make a killing, good bargains. ...
  • Maharashtra govt keen on Rs 350 cr Shivaji statue 27-08-2009 01:08 AM

    With elections around the corner, the govt is keen to erect a statute of Shivaji. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Drought leads to a dry economy 23-08-2009 04:21 PM

    India has faced a rainfall deficit of nearly 30 per cent this year. ...
  • Price rise survey: Punjab 19-08-2009 12:25 AM

    CNN-IBN correspondents across India go grocery shopping with Rs 500. ...
  • Watch: PM on drought security in India 17-08-2009 03:58 PM

    He addressed the chief ministers of all states. ...
  • Watch: PM addresses nation on I-Day 15-08-2009 09:34 PM

    Manmohan Singh assured India is prepared for drought and swine flu. ...
  • Haryana villagers contradict Govt, claim it's drought 13-07-2009 08:18 PM

    Almost half of July is over yet many parts of North India are yet to get rains. ...
  • Watch: Pawar fears drought, plans next move 10-07-2009 10:55 PM

    While Pawar was away in London recently, a contingency plan was drawn. ...
  • Drought diary: What India is going through 10-07-2009 03:01 AM

    How bad is the situation and what does this mean for foodgrain production? ...
  • Monsoon in progress but North India parched still 28-06-2009 12:30 AM

    Southwest monsoon moves into central and southern India. ...