Drought


'Drought' - 1000 News Result(s)

  • Widowed Women Without Land Face Brunt Of Drought In Tamil Nadu

    Widowed Women Without Land Face Brunt Of Drought In Tamil Nadu

    NAGAPATTINAM: Last year farmer Veeramani leased a modest plot of land from his village temple to grow rice. He borrowed Rs 40,000 to prepare the field before the rains. Then the rains failed. Veeramani, 31, was so distressed he suffered a massive heart attack on his field and died, leaving behind his wife, Kavita, and two young daughters. He also l...

  • Disappointed By Monsoon, Karnataka Turns To Cloud-Seeding

    Disappointed By Monsoon, Karnataka Turns To Cloud-Seeding

    The monsoon in Karnataka has been disappointing this year when it comes to catchment area of rivers. The state government is therefore trying a technique called cloud seeding - a form of changing the amount or type of rain that falls from clouds. The plan has, however, been disrupted due to some turbulence.

  • Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    THIRUTHURAIPOONDI, TAMIL NADU: For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, Mr Jayaraman saw yields falling and farmers’ debt rising as their reliance on modern seeds and pes...

  • This School's Students Are Planting Water-Saving Grass In A Thirsty State

    This School's Students Are Planting Water-Saving Grass In A Thirsty State

    While Tamil Nadu is in the grip of drought, students in Lawrence School, Ooty, are restoring grasslands by planting a certain species of grass that are known to help improve the groundwater table. However, some exotic trees that consume a lot of water will have to be removed

  • Crowdfunding Restores Ponds In Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu

    Crowdfunding Restores Ponds In Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu

    The worst drought in more than a century in Tamil Nadu has led to protests, farmer suicides, and clashes at the water taps as reservoirs and lakes dry up in the searing heat.

  • Vatican Switches Off Fountains As Italy Battles Drought

    Vatican Switches Off Fountains As Italy Battles Drought

    The historic fountains in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican lay empty Tuesday after the tiny city state turned them off as Italy struggles with a prolonged draught.

  • Tamil Nadu Farmers Beat Themselves To Protest MLAs' Salary Hike

    Tamil Nadu Farmers Beat Themselves To Protest MLAs' Salary Hike

    Tamil Nadu farmers rallying in New Delhi to demand loan waiver and drought relief package on Thursday beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the almost two-fold salary hikes state legislators have given themselves.

  • Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

    Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

    The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state on Saturday, as it was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

  • Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles In Heat Wave

    Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles In Heat Wave

    The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as the state was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

  • 'Loan Waiver Only For Small Farmers,' Says Supreme Court As It Sets Aside High Court Order

    'Loan Waiver Only For Small Farmers,' Says Supreme Court As It Sets Aside High Court Order

    In a setback to big farmers in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court today stayed an order by the Madras High Court that directed the state government to waive loans of all farmers who incurred losses during the drought in the state.

  • Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore For Drought-Hit Karnataka

    Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore For Drought-Hit Karnataka

    The central government on Thursday approved Rs 795.54 crore assistance to drought-hit Karnataka.

  • How Chennai Is Coping With Virtually No Drinking Water

    How Chennai Is Coping With Virtually No Drinking Water

    Tamil Nadu's worst drought in 140 years has dried up reservoirs in the region, severely impacting the availability of drinking water in Chennai and other cities.

  • Chennai's Drinking Water Cut By Half Amid Worst Drought In 140 Years

    Chennai's Drinking Water Cut By Half Amid Worst Drought In 140 Years

    Chennai is facing an acute crisis of drinking water as all four lakes around the city have dried up, the local authorities have said. Tamil Nadu is witnessing the worst drought in 140 years and drinking water to the state's capital city has been cut down by 50 per cent, say water supply officials. The city requires 830 million litres of water a da...

  • In UP, Women-Led Collectives Are Taking On Bundelkhand's Water Problem

    In UP, Women-Led Collectives Are Taking On Bundelkhand's Water Problem

    Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh, which is among the hottest regions in the country, regularly faces water scarcity every summer. Until the rains of last year, the arid region was hit by three successive drought seasons. Now, a water collective from Lalitpur district's Bhamaurisar village, which faced a similar problem in 2011, have taken charge of Bun...

  • Tamil Nadu Farmers To Renew Protest At Jantar Mantar In July

    Tamil Nadu Farmers To Renew Protest At Jantar Mantar In July

    A group of Tamil Nadu farmers who got the nation's attention with their unique way of protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi are planning to restart their agitation, albeit on a larger scale, this July.

'Drought' - 694 Video Result(s)

'Drought' - 1000 News Result(s)

  • Widowed Women Without Land Face Brunt Of Drought In Tamil Nadu

    Widowed Women Without Land Face Brunt Of Drought In Tamil Nadu

    NAGAPATTINAM: Last year farmer Veeramani leased a modest plot of land from his village temple to grow rice. He borrowed Rs 40,000 to prepare the field before the rains. Then the rains failed. Veeramani, 31, was so distressed he suffered a massive heart attack on his field and died, leaving behind his wife, Kavita, and two young daughters. He also l...

  • Disappointed By Monsoon, Karnataka Turns To Cloud-Seeding

    Disappointed By Monsoon, Karnataka Turns To Cloud-Seeding

    The monsoon in Karnataka has been disappointing this year when it comes to catchment area of rivers. The state government is therefore trying a technique called cloud seeding - a form of changing the amount or type of rain that falls from clouds. The plan has, however, been disrupted due to some turbulence.

  • Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    THIRUTHURAIPOONDI, TAMIL NADU: For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, Mr Jayaraman saw yields falling and farmers’ debt rising as their reliance on modern seeds and pes...

  • This School's Students Are Planting Water-Saving Grass In A Thirsty State

    This School's Students Are Planting Water-Saving Grass In A Thirsty State

    While Tamil Nadu is in the grip of drought, students in Lawrence School, Ooty, are restoring grasslands by planting a certain species of grass that are known to help improve the groundwater table. However, some exotic trees that consume a lot of water will have to be removed

  • Crowdfunding Restores Ponds In Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu

    Crowdfunding Restores Ponds In Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu

    The worst drought in more than a century in Tamil Nadu has led to protests, farmer suicides, and clashes at the water taps as reservoirs and lakes dry up in the searing heat.

  • Vatican Switches Off Fountains As Italy Battles Drought

    Vatican Switches Off Fountains As Italy Battles Drought

    The historic fountains in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican lay empty Tuesday after the tiny city state turned them off as Italy struggles with a prolonged draught.

  • Tamil Nadu Farmers Beat Themselves To Protest MLAs' Salary Hike

    Tamil Nadu Farmers Beat Themselves To Protest MLAs' Salary Hike

    Tamil Nadu farmers rallying in New Delhi to demand loan waiver and drought relief package on Thursday beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the almost two-fold salary hikes state legislators have given themselves.

  • Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

    Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

    The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state on Saturday, as it was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

  • Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles In Heat Wave

    Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles In Heat Wave

    The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as the state was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

  • 'Loan Waiver Only For Small Farmers,' Says Supreme Court As It Sets Aside High Court Order

    'Loan Waiver Only For Small Farmers,' Says Supreme Court As It Sets Aside High Court Order

    In a setback to big farmers in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court today stayed an order by the Madras High Court that directed the state government to waive loans of all farmers who incurred losses during the drought in the state.

  • Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore For Drought-Hit Karnataka

    Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore For Drought-Hit Karnataka

    The central government on Thursday approved Rs 795.54 crore assistance to drought-hit Karnataka.

  • How Chennai Is Coping With Virtually No Drinking Water

    How Chennai Is Coping With Virtually No Drinking Water

    Tamil Nadu's worst drought in 140 years has dried up reservoirs in the region, severely impacting the availability of drinking water in Chennai and other cities.

  • Chennai's Drinking Water Cut By Half Amid Worst Drought In 140 Years

    Chennai's Drinking Water Cut By Half Amid Worst Drought In 140 Years

    Chennai is facing an acute crisis of drinking water as all four lakes around the city have dried up, the local authorities have said. Tamil Nadu is witnessing the worst drought in 140 years and drinking water to the state's capital city has been cut down by 50 per cent, say water supply officials. The city requires 830 million litres of water a da...

  • In UP, Women-Led Collectives Are Taking On Bundelkhand's Water Problem

    In UP, Women-Led Collectives Are Taking On Bundelkhand's Water Problem

    Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh, which is among the hottest regions in the country, regularly faces water scarcity every summer. Until the rains of last year, the arid region was hit by three successive drought seasons. Now, a water collective from Lalitpur district's Bhamaurisar village, which faced a similar problem in 2011, have taken charge of Bun...

  • Tamil Nadu Farmers To Renew Protest At Jantar Mantar In July

    Tamil Nadu Farmers To Renew Protest At Jantar Mantar In July

    A group of Tamil Nadu farmers who got the nation's attention with their unique way of protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi are planning to restart their agitation, albeit on a larger scale, this July.

  • In Bundelkhand, Anxiety And Confusion Over Yogi Adityanath's Loan Waiver

    In Bundelkhand, Anxiety And Confusion Over Yogi Adityanath's Loan Waiver

    Hit by years of drought, 70-year-old Kalyan Singh saw the first decent crop in years in the last Kharif season. He made some money but not enough to repay his 49,000 farm loan taken three years ago. And then, the Yogi Adityanath government's announcement to waive the crop loans came. "I heard on TV that 1 lakh rupee loans will be waived," the small...

  • Tamil Nadu Farmers Start 'Indefinite Protest'

    Tamil Nadu Farmers Start 'Indefinite Protest'

    Close on the heels of protests by farmers in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, a group of cultivators led by P Ayyakannu, who had spearheaded a 40-day stir in New Delhi, today launched an "indefinite" protest here pressing for their demands including a comprehensive drought relief package.

  • South Africa's Cape Town Cuts Back To Survive Worst Drought In 100 Years

    South Africa's Cape Town Cuts Back To Survive Worst Drought In 100 Years

    As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents have been told to restrict showers to two minutes and flush toilets only when "absolutely necessary". The city - South Africa's biggest tourist hotspot - and the surrounding Western Cape province have been declared a disaster area by the local government, with just 10 per cent of usable...

  • F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen

    F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen

    It was a Ferrari front row lockout for the second time this Formula One season as Kimi Raikkonen led the Monaco Grand Prix followed by teammate Sebastian Vettel. However, Vettel managed to pass Raikkonen during the pitstop phase snatching the win at the Monaco GP. The 2017 Monaco GP also ended Ferrari's 16-year drought at Monte Carlo securing its f...

  • 10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    An estimated 10 lakh coconut trees have died across Tamil Nadu's Salem district, farmers have said, due to the state's worst drought in 140 years.

  • Ooty's Lawrence School Fights Drought Through A Grassland Restoration Mission

    Ooty's Lawrence School Fights Drought Through A Grassland Restoration Mission

    In a bid to fight drought in the hill resort of Ooty, the 161-year-old Lawrence School in the city's Lovedale region has launched a restoration project which could potentially replace invasive, water thirsty plants with grasslands over its 750 acre estate.

  • Sunstroke Death Toll Rises To 8 In Odisha

    Sunstroke Death Toll Rises To 8 In Odisha

    Three heat-related deaths have been reported in Odisha from Angul district, two each from Sambalpur and Bargarh, and one from Balangir district.

  • In Drought-Hit Kerala, 300 Women Dug 195 Wells In A Year

    In Drought-Hit Kerala, 300 Women Dug 195 Wells In A Year

    Digging wells has traditionally been considered a man’s job in India. However, a group of 300 women from Kerala, are wading the uncharted waters. By digging 195 wells, some as deep as 15 feet, within a time period of one year, these women have displayed strength and determination at a time when the state is reeling under the worst ever drought in...

  • Tamil Nadu Agrees For Talks On Water-Sharing Pact, Says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

    Tamil Nadu Agrees For Talks On Water-Sharing Pact, Says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

    Tamil Nadu has agreed for talks on reviewing the water sharing agreement under the Parabikulam-Aliyar project, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the state assembly today.

  • This Drought-Hit Karnataka Village May Soon Become A Ghost Town

    This Drought-Hit Karnataka Village May Soon Become A Ghost Town

    Locked homes, barren lands, ailing elders are common sights as one enters BK Halli village in Karnataka’s Pavagada taluka, 180 kms from state capital Bengaluru. Pavagada, an arid region, has been hit by drought 54 times in the last 60 years. There has been insufficient rainfall in the last 7-8 years in the village causing large scale migration. R...

  • Shiv Sena Lawmaker Outsources Visit To Drought-Hit Region In Maharashtra, Proxy Refutes Claim

    Shiv Sena Lawmaker Outsources Visit To Drought-Hit Region In Maharashtra, Proxy Refutes Claim

    Days after Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray directed his legislators to visit drought-hit areas in Maharashtra and listen to farmers' woes, one of them decided to send his proxy instead. Gautam Chabukswar, the enterprising legislator, sent Yashodhar Fanse, a former corporator, as his substitute to visit a village in Osmanabad district. Mr Fanse all...

  • 41 Elephants Die In Kerala's Forests In 6 Months

    41 Elephants Die In Kerala's Forests In 6 Months

    At least 41 wild elephants have died in Kerala's forest ranges in the last six months however, none of these deaths were due to wither drought conditions or due to the lack of food and water in the forest, according to Forest Minister K Raju in a written reply in the Assembly.

  • In This Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu Village, Only Women Left In Search Of Water

    In This Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu Village, Only Women Left In Search Of Water

    Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu: As men migrate from drought-hit Tamil Nadu in search of work, it’s the village women who have taken charge of the situation in Nagapattinam district. Severe scarcity of water has not only caused a mass exodus leading to a collapse of the agrarian economy, but has also affected the subsidiary jobs. In Meenambanallur villa...

  • Living In Maharashtra? You've Just Paid To Send 8 Politicians Abroad

    Living In Maharashtra? You've Just Paid To Send 8 Politicians Abroad

    As parts of Maharashtra grapple with the consequences of five back-to-back years of drought, the state's Agriculture Minister, accompanied by 15 lawmakers, has flown to Australia and New Zealand for two weeks to review how those countries handle loans to farmers. A one-day stop in Singapore has also been worked into the itinerary.

  • In Madurai, Scarce Water Makes For A Profitable Drought Business

    In Madurai, Scarce Water Makes For A Profitable Drought Business

    In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, 43-year-old Shankmukham Nath is the bearer of good news for locals in Nehru Nagar. As he honks, it signals the arrival of water, costing Rs 10 for 15 litres. For a water starved colony, he is a saviour.

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