RAIN

  • Jammu-Srinagar highway opens one way for Darbar move 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    Jammu: One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday after the overnight rain and thunderstorm hit portions of the over 300-km road to facilitate Darbar move. "To facilitate the shifting of office records and staff to the Kashmir Valley after the Darbar closed in Jammu, traffic was allowed from...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Isn't it time to put the spotlight back to farmers' issues? 3 days ago

    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. ...
  • Watch: Killing fields of North India 3 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The situation is no different in Harnaul, Matura, where farmers suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. One of the major problems is that the farmer who does not own the land will not get compensation...
  • Promo: Killing fields of North India 4 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The situation is no different in Harnaul, Matura, where farmers suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. One of the major problems is that the farmer who does not own land will not get compensation as...
  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise 4 days ago

    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. ...
  • Government assures of all help in case of poor monsoon 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Faced with the possibility of a below-average monsoon this year, the government on Wednesday assured farmers that all necessary steps would be taken to mitigate the impact of any shortfall in rains on crops. "We are competent to handle any variation in normal monsoon....
  • Punjab: Crops on 2.94 lakh hectares damaged due to unseasonal rains 5 days ago

    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),...
  • Government to introduce new insurance scheme for farmers soon 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday announced that a new insurance scheme for farmers will be introduced soon. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the issue of compensation for farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to unseasonal rain. The issue...
  • Farmers in Modi's adopted village ask for compensation for damaged crops 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains and hail have damaged crop in lot of states and affected farmers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village Jayapur, who have now asked for his help. A farmer said, "70 per cent of the crops are damaged, grains cannot be consumed. We want the Prime Minister to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rains hit crops: Affected farmers should be given immediate compensation, says Sharad Yadav April 8, 2015

    Reacting on the damaged crops due to unseasonal rains, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said, "Immediate compensation should be given to the affected farmers. The compensation of last year are given this year. There should be an all party meeting called." ...
  • Rajasthan farmers forced to sell crops at lowered rates after FCI rejects their produce April 8, 2015

    Kota: In Rajasthan's Hadauti region, trouble is mounting for farmers dealing with crop losses due to unseasonal rains. With the Food Corporation of India rejecting their produce, farmers in Kota are being forced to sell their wheat for lowered rates in local markets. Many like Ramswaroop whose crops were destroyed...
  • Rain damaged crops: Government will take decision after stock of situation, says Gadkari April 7, 2015

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government and the Prime Minister will soon take decision after taking stock of the situation. Heavy rains and hailstorm in recent weeks have damaged crops across North India with farmers suffering heavy losses. ...
  • Sonia writes to Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, backs farmers hit by unseasonal rains April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has come out in support of farmers who have been hit hard by unseasonal rains and hailstorms which has destroyed crops in thousands of acres. Sonia wrote a letter to Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after reports of Food Corporation of India refusing...
  • Food Corporation of India refuses to procure rain-damaged wheat, farmers in distress April 7, 2015

    Jaipur: In a double whammy for farmers, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has refused to procure wheat damaged by rain. FCI officials say they will not procure damaged wheat at minimum support price (MSP) as the crop's quality is very poor. The corporation has already rejected wheat crop from Kota...
  • Wheat output prospects in 2015 could fall by 4-5 per cent: Radha Mohan Singh April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Wheat output prospects in 2015 appeared to have been hit by unseasonal rains during the harvest season, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday. "There's some initial reports that suggest wheat output could drop by 4-5 per cent due to unseasonal rains," Singh told a conference of state...
  • UP: Over 100 farmers commit suicide as unseasonal rains destroy several hectares of crops April 3, 2015

    As PM Modi was speaking at an RBI conference in Mumbai, 1200 kms away in Ferozabad an old father was mourning the death of his 25 year old son. Bhupender singh had taken 20 acres of land on lease and a loan of 5 lakh rupees 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...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...
  • Unseasonal rains leave crops of mangoes, wheat, tobacco destroyed in Bihar April 1, 2015

    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...
  • Flood fear resurfaces as rains hit J&K again, water level in Jhelum continues to recede April 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Flood fear has resurfaced in Jammu and Kashmir as rains have hit the state again. The Met Department had predicted heavy rainfall in the valley from Wednesday till April 3. "During this period, April 1 to April 3, some places may received heavy rainfall also. We have issued a...
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help March 31, 2015

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • People face difficulties as Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed March 31, 2015

    People face difficulties in their day to day activities as the Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed down due to a flood alert in the region. Work is on by the police as they repair the road as well as guide people to not go any further as there maybe more landslides. ...
  • J&K: Water levels of Jhelum receding, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: In some respite for Jammu and Kashmir, there has been no rainfall though the night due to which the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding. Water levels at Sangam have come down from 22.5ft to 21ft and at RM Bagh, the levels have have come down from...
  • J&K will receive more rainfall but intensity will reduce, says Met department March 30, 2015

    Met department has claimed that rainfall will continue but the intensity will reduce. Floods have hit Jammu and Kashmir even before the state could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014. ...
  • Jhelum crosses danger mark in Kashmir, several areas waterlogged March 30, 2015

    Several areas in Jammu and Kashmir are waterlogged after heavy rains in the valley The state government has declared a flood alert in Jammu and Kashmir. ...