DAMAGE

  • Ground report: Unseasonal rains, hailstorms destroy crops across the country Yesterday

    Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed thousands of acres of crops across the country driving farmers to commit suicide. The shock of severe crop damage is too much to bear for the farmers in Jhajjar and Rohtak. ...
  • A space odyssey: Cosmic rays may damage the brains of astronauts 4 days ago

    Washington: It may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent aliens envisioned in so many Hollywood films that thwart astronauts on any mission to Mars. It may be the ubiquitous galactic cosmic rays. Researchers said on Friday long-term exposure to these rays that permeate...
  • NDA only offering lip service, not doing enough for farmers: Kamal Nath 5 days ago

    Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath hit out at the National Democratic Alliance government for not doing enough for the farmers. "The NDA government has nothing substantial to offer to farmers. The government only offers lip service and knows nothing else." ...
  • Are all parties guilty of politicising crop loss and farmer issues? 6 days ago

    On a day when our politicians continued personal attacks in the name of farmers 4 farmers died in UP, one suicide in Shamli, 3 died of cardiac arrest in Muzaffarnagar. "Are the farmers of India being used, is their plight being exploited for political gain?" asked senior BJP leader Sudhanshu...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Rahul takes a dig at Modi's foreign trips, says PM is in India now, should meet farmers 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government for not helping poor and farmers in their hour of distress. In his recent attack on the government, Rahul took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Rahul said, "The...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi raises issue of farmers' distress, says government not helping them 6 days ago

    12:44 PM: Senior Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge says, "The Food Processing Minister was present and he should have spoken. Rahul Gandhi did not make a personal allegation against Punjab government. What is their right to make such allegations?" 12:24 PM: Paswan also thanks PM Modi for taking swift action for the...
  • Cabinet meets to discuss agrarian crisis due to unseasonal rains 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet met on Wednesday to discuss the agrarian crisis in the country due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm ahead of Parliament session. The Cabinet is likely to announce relief measures for farmers facing huge crop damage. The meet came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached...
  • New technology will help repair earthquake-damaged buildings April 26, 2015

    London: Researchers from the University of Sheffield in south Yorkshire have developed a cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake-damaged buildings and make them safe and habitable. Recent tests showed that a damaged building repaired using the technique could withstand a major earthquake. The technology involves wrapping metal straps around each...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months April 25, 2015

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • Officials ask money to get work done, allege Haryana farmers April 25, 2015

    Farmers of Jhajjar in Haryana have also been hard hit by crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall. "All my crops have been damaged. I have suffered sixty per cent damage. Officials ask us for money to get our work done," said a farmer. ...
  • Beed: No water avaiable for farmers to irrigate fields April 25, 2015

    Sadly, it has taken the suicide of a farmer in the heart of the national capital to bring the focus back on the agrarian crisis in the country. Today we travel to Beed where a farmer ,earlier this week , hanged himself to death in his field. Farmers in...
  • Dausa farmers face sheer apathy on the part of government and worse corruption April 24, 2015

    Many farmers are victims of not just bad weather, what follows is sheer apathy on the part of government and worse- corruption. Crops of villagers of Dausa have been destroyed due to hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. ...
  • Farmers at Modi's adopted village complain of crop damage being underestimated April 23, 2015

    Jayapur: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed 70 per cent of the wheat crop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village of Jayapur in Uttar Pradesh. Farmers have complained that the crop damage is being underestimated. A farmer said, "The crop damage has affected our family tremendously. We are unable...
  • Isn't it time to put the spotlight back to farmers' issues? April 23, 2015

    Even as the politics continue over the suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh in AAP's rally in Delhi, his family is crying foul. With unseasonal rains damaging lakhs of hectares of crops, hundreds of farmers have committed suicide. ...
  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise April 23, 2015

    Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have destroyed millions of acres of farmland, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers, and leading dozens to kill themselves. In Madhya Pradesh alone fifteen farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. ...
  • Mathura: Upset over crop damage, 3 farmers die of heart attack April 23, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor travelled to Harnaul in Mathura, to find that three farmers had died of a heart attack after seeing their crop land waste. No compensation will be given to them since their land has been leased. ...
  • Not politicising the issue, only expressing solidarity: Ajay Maken on farmer suicide April 23, 2015

    Demanding an enquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, Congress President Ajay Maken said that the party was not politicising the issue but was only showing their concern. "By visiting the hospital we have only expressed our solidarity to the farmers," said Maken. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 15 farmers have committed suicide in last one month April 23, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh nearly 15 farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. While, the state government insists it is not because of crop damage, one such family said that they had received no assistance from any minister even after five weeks. ...
  • Punjab: Crops on 2.94 lakh hectares damaged due to unseasonal rains April 22, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana were the worst hit states in the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm and have sought over Rs 10,100 crore as relief from the Centre for the affected farmers. Other affected states are Maharashtra (9.89 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (5.70), Punjab (2.94), Bihar (1.86), Gujarat (1.75),...
  • Mango cultivation worst hit due to unseasonal rainfall in Gujarat, Karnataka April 22, 2015

    Unseasonal rainfall has caused havoc in Gujarat with jeera, mustard and wheat crops getting damaged. Thirty per cent damage has been caused to mango crops in Junagadh and Amreli districts. While on the other hand, five districts in North Karnataka have also faced crop damage with mango cultivation being the...
  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday approved a Rs 36-crore compensation fund for the farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the national capital. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. According a senior official, the assessment of affected crops have been estimated...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government 'insensitive' to farmers' suffering: BJP April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for "playing" with farmers' emotions and being "insensitive" to their suffering as it sought immediate relief for those whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rainfall. The party also accused the Samajwadi Party dispensation of giving paltry...
  • Uttar Pradesh's rain-hit farmers get Rs 63 as compensation for crop damage April 13, 2015

    Faizabad: Rain-hit farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district, reeling under severe debt due to crop loss following unseasonal rains and hailstorm, have got another shock as they are being handed paltry sums of Rs 63 and Rs 100 as compensation. A farmer from Rudauli Tehsil, Mohammad Shahid, claimed having received a...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital affected by unseasonal rains. Kejriwal claimed that this was the largest compensation offered by any state government. While addressing a rally in West...
  • Don't commit suicide, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda appeals to farmers April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: After three farmer committed suicide in Haryana following crop damage by unseasonal rains, former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday appealed to farmers to not commit suicide and demanded that the government provide immediate relief to farmers. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm have resulted in huge losses to farmers...
  • Haryana Human Rights Commission serves notice to state government after 3 farmers commit suicide April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Human Rights Commission has hauled up the Haryana government over farmer suicides due to crop damage. The panel has served a notice after three farmers committed suicide. This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced increasing the compensation to farmers whose crops have been damaged....
  • Modi announces compensation for rain affected farmers to be increased to 1.5 times April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced higher compensation for crop damage and eased criteria for them to avail government support. The Prime Minister said that he has also asked banks to restructure loans of affected farmers...
  • Farmers committing suicide due to personal reasons not crop damage, says MP minister Kailash Vijayvargiya April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has sparked off a row by saying that farmer suicides are not linked to failed crops but personal reasons. "Nobody is committing suicide because of crop damage. Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are committing suicide because of personal problems," he said. The agrarian crisis due to...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...