Drought In India


'Drought In India' - 556 News Result(s)

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 'No Farmer Committed Suicide' Is A Joke: Angry Tamil Nadu Farmers

    'No Farmer Committed Suicide' Is A Joke: Angry Tamil Nadu Farmers

    The farmers are shocked and can't believe that the Tamil Nadu government told the Supreme Court that not a single farmer committed suicide due to drought in the state and that they died of "natural causes". The court was hearing a petition on drought and farmer suicides in the state, which alleges that there were 82 farmer suicides in Tamil Nadu. T...

  • MK Stalin Arrested As Tamil Nadu Shuts Down In Support Of Farmers

    MK Stalin Arrested As Tamil Nadu Shuts Down In Support Of Farmers

    MK Stalin, the main opposition leader in Tamil Nadu, has been arrested this morning as political parties held a strike across the state in support of farmers, whose loans, they say, must be waived by the government. Tamil Nadu is in the midst of its worst drought in 140 years and the government says that between October and January, 19 farmers kill...

  • Slump Finally Ends, Tourism On The Rise In Kashmir

    Slump Finally Ends, Tourism On The Rise In Kashmir

    After a massive slump due to the unrest last year, Kashmir's long drought of tourists is finally ending. As temperature rises in the rest of the country, tourists are returning to the paradise on Earth to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the cool weather of the Valley.

  • In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts, Demeaning Labour

    In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts, Demeaning Labour

    Chennai: One of the worst droughts in decades across south India is forcing tens of thousands of farmers and labourers to take out loans to survive, pushing them into debt bondage and increasing the risk that they may be exploited for work, activists said. Villages across southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have be...

  • Yogi Adityanath Okays Rs 47 Crore-Package For Drinking Water In Bundelkhand

    Yogi Adityanath Okays Rs 47 Crore-Package For Drinking Water In Bundelkhand

    The Yogi Adityanath government today approved Rs 47 crore-package to ensure immediate availability of drinking water in the parched Bundelkhand region. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also said that if needed, the state government would make available additional funds under this head, but there should not be any problem of drinking water for the p...

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'Drought In India' - 556 News Result(s)

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 'No Farmer Committed Suicide' Is A Joke: Angry Tamil Nadu Farmers

    'No Farmer Committed Suicide' Is A Joke: Angry Tamil Nadu Farmers

    The farmers are shocked and can't believe that the Tamil Nadu government told the Supreme Court that not a single farmer committed suicide due to drought in the state and that they died of "natural causes". The court was hearing a petition on drought and farmer suicides in the state, which alleges that there were 82 farmer suicides in Tamil Nadu. T...

  • MK Stalin Arrested As Tamil Nadu Shuts Down In Support Of Farmers

    MK Stalin Arrested As Tamil Nadu Shuts Down In Support Of Farmers

    MK Stalin, the main opposition leader in Tamil Nadu, has been arrested this morning as political parties held a strike across the state in support of farmers, whose loans, they say, must be waived by the government. Tamil Nadu is in the midst of its worst drought in 140 years and the government says that between October and January, 19 farmers kill...

  • Slump Finally Ends, Tourism On The Rise In Kashmir

    Slump Finally Ends, Tourism On The Rise In Kashmir

    After a massive slump due to the unrest last year, Kashmir's long drought of tourists is finally ending. As temperature rises in the rest of the country, tourists are returning to the paradise on Earth to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the cool weather of the Valley.

  • In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts, Demeaning Labour

    In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts, Demeaning Labour

    Chennai: One of the worst droughts in decades across south India is forcing tens of thousands of farmers and labourers to take out loans to survive, pushing them into debt bondage and increasing the risk that they may be exploited for work, activists said. Villages across southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have be...

  • Yogi Adityanath Okays Rs 47 Crore-Package For Drinking Water In Bundelkhand

    Yogi Adityanath Okays Rs 47 Crore-Package For Drinking Water In Bundelkhand

    The Yogi Adityanath government today approved Rs 47 crore-package to ensure immediate availability of drinking water in the parched Bundelkhand region. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also said that if needed, the state government would make available additional funds under this head, but there should not be any problem of drinking water for the p...

  • Where's The Relief? Top Babus From 10 States Summoned By Supreme Court

    Where's The Relief? Top Babus From 10 States Summoned By Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has summoned top bureaucrats from 10 states to explain why they have not provided food grains, loan waivers and compensation for crop losses to millions of people hit by a drought last year.

  • UP Elections 2017: In Parched Bundelkhand, Politicians Rush To Sell Dreams Of Development

    UP Elections 2017: In Parched Bundelkhand, Politicians Rush To Sell Dreams Of Development

    The drought-prone Bundelkhand, one of the most backward regions of Uttar Pradesh, is a place where development has dominated the political discourse during the election campaign.

  • UP Elections 2017: A Village Of 1,000 Shares How It's Hunkered Down For Notes Ban

    UP Elections 2017: A Village Of 1,000 Shares How It's Hunkered Down For Notes Ban

    Raghunath, a 60-year-old farmer, surveys his two-acre farm in Bundelkhand with some concern. After four consecutive years of drought, the weather cooperated this year. Right after Diwali, he sowed the Rabi or winter crop of wheat, which now stands about two feet tall. On seeds, fertilizers, diesel for his water pump, he spent Rs 15,000. Then, on No...

  • PM Modi Said Decision On Karnataka Drought Fund Soon: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    PM Modi Said Decision On Karnataka Drought Fund Soon: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured a decision on release of Rs 4,702 crore drought relief to Karnataka for kharif crop loss in 2016 will be taken on January 4, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said.

  • India Eyeing to Break 15-Year Jinx at Junior Hockey World Cup

    India Eyeing to Break 15-Year Jinx at Junior Hockey World Cup

    This is the second time that India is hosting the men's junior World Cup in hockey, and also the second successive time it is being held in India

  • Andhra Pradesh's 'War On Drought' Fails To Save Crop Despite Crores Spent

    Andhra Pradesh's 'War On Drought' Fails To Save Crop Despite Crores Spent

    Scanty rain during July-August prompted the state government to declare the 'war' on drought by deploying thousands of rain guns to wet standing groundnut crop in 15 lakh acres in Anantapuramu district, 4.5 lakh acres in Kurnool and two lakh acres in Chittoor as it faced the threat of drying up.

  • Why are Drought-Affected States not Lifting Sufficient Food Grain: Supreme Court

    Why are Drought-Affected States not Lifting Sufficient Food Grain: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from 13 drought-affected states as to why they were not lifting enough food grain to made available at subsidised rates to the priority and vulnerable sections of the people in affected areas.

  • In Cash Starved Rural Telangana, Farmers Desperate For 'Change'

    In Cash Starved Rural Telangana, Farmers Desperate For 'Change'

    A week after the notes ban, rural India, a cash-driven economy now starved of cash, is struggling - for seeds to sow, labourers to pay, food to buy and even a cup of tea. After three years of drought, farmers had been looking forward to a good rabi season. The rains have been plentiful, but with no usable money in hand, they are desperate.

  • Political Parties Come Knocking At The Doors Of Drought-Hit Bundelkhand

    Political Parties Come Knocking At The Doors Of Drought-Hit Bundelkhand

    For the first time in five years, the well in Bundelkhand farmer Ram Prakash Kushwaha's field is full. This is good news for Mr Kushwaha's masoor dal crop, which needs just one cycle of water. Over the last five years, it failed four times because the drought did not leave even minimum water for irrigation.

  • Drought-Hit Kerala To Approach Centre For Aid

    Drought-Hit Kerala To Approach Centre For Aid

    Kerala Government today declared the state as drought-hit in view of the sharp decrease in rainfall during the South West Monsoon and said that Centre would be approached for necessary assistance tomeet the emergency situation.

  • Severe Drought Looming Over Kerala After 34% Monsoon Shortfall

    Severe Drought Looming Over Kerala After 34% Monsoon Shortfall

    A severe drought is looming large over Kerala as the state has received deficient rainfall during the south-west monsoon.

  • Telangana Farmers In Total Ruin. 2,500 Suicides In India’s Youngest State

    Telangana Farmers In Total Ruin. 2,500 Suicides In India’s Youngest State

    Telangana: After three successive years of drought, the region of Telangana is on furlough from drought. Record rain in September delivered windfall endowments to large dams, where, when the monsoon peaked, delighted locals took selfies posing against the gushing water. But the celebrations were premature. 134 farmers killed themselves in August an...

  • Devendra Fadnavis Announces Rs 49,248 Crore Development Plan For Marathwada

    Devendra Fadnavis Announces Rs 49,248 Crore Development Plan For Marathwada

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced a Rs 49,248 crore development 'package' for Marathwada region, under which important projects, including irrigation and infrastructure, will be completed in a time-bound manner.

  • Problem Of Plenty? Once Suffering Drought, Marathwada Now Faces Floods

    Problem Of Plenty? Once Suffering Drought, Marathwada Now Faces Floods

    Marathwada, the central Maharashtra region which faced severe droughts in the last four years, now has a problem of plenty with incessant rains causing flooding in many parts.

  • Andhra Pradesh Government Aims to Make State Mosquito-Free in 2 years

    Andhra Pradesh Government Aims to Make State Mosquito-Free in 2 years

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said his government would work to make the state "100 per cent mosquito-free" in the next two years.

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