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Written by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel | Thursday May 23, 2013
Most parts of Maharashtra face drought almost every year. At times it is due to natural reasons, many a times, it is man-made. 2013 has been dubbed as a man-made drought, simply because of wrong policies and rampant corruption in the water business o...
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 9, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested the central government to release Rs.19,555 crore towards drought relief in the state and said the state government had done its part in finding resources.
Written by Saurabh Gupta | Tuesday May 7, 2013
As Maharashtra grapples with severe drought, citizens across the state are donating generously to the Chief Minister's relief fund. Rs. 116 crore has been collected so far from citizens and organisations.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Bollywood star Salman Khan's 'Being Human' foundation has come forward to offer help in the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday May 6, 2013
Dedhaan, a remote village Saurashtra, is one of the driest regions in Gujarat. This year, the scanty rainfall has made the situation worse for the 15000-odd people in the village. Among other things, this has hit the eligibility of the single men in ...
Uma Sudhir | Sunday May 5, 2013
At a time when farmers are driven to suicides because there is no water, in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh at least Rs 10,000 crore have been spent on a lift irrigation project that after 10 years still lies idle most of the year. Hardly th...
Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 4, 2013
In an unprecedented move, cops in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district have been deployed to prevent possible theft of water in drought-affected Marathwada region, after the Bombay High Court ordered release of water to the reservoirs in the area.
Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Thursday May 2, 2013
For the first time, a drought has been declared in every single one of Kerala's 14 districts. The worst-hit areas are in the districts of central Kerala, bordering Tamil Nadu. A weak monsoon dealt the first blow. Then, the main source of water in thi...
Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday April 28, 2013
In the backdrop of severe drought and water shortage in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu, a minister-level meeting was held between the two states today. The meeting is being described as fruitful.
Reuters | Friday April 26, 2013
India expects total monsoon rainfall to be average in 2013, a minister said on Friday, strengthening prospects for one of the world's biggest grains producers to avoid widespread drought for a fourth straight year.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 24, 2013
Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale today contributed Rs five lakh towards the Maharashtra Chief Minister's drought relief fund.
Reuters | Wednesday April 24, 2013
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.
Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday April 20, 2013
The Vintage & Classic Car Club of India (VCCCI) has organised an exhibition of vintage and classic cars at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai. The money raised through this exhibition will be donated to the Chief Minister's Drought Relief Fund. The ...
Press Trust of India | Friday April 19, 2013
Tamil Nadu Government on Friday decided to submit a memorandum to the Centre, seeking Rs19,665 crore compensation for the losses it suffered on account of the drought.
Reported by Tejas Mehta; Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Thursday April 18, 2013
As farmers in Maharashtra are being battered by drought, a new stinging report by the state's auditor blames the government for grossly mishandling irrigation projects.