India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 1, 2015
The rapid warming of the equatorial Indian Ocean region and cooling of atmosphere over the Eurasian continent centered around China would lead to frequent monsoon and drought years in the coming decades, according to scientists.
India News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday July 25, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the amendments to the land acquisition bill during his visit to the drought struck area of Anantpur- infamous for farmer suicides in Andhra Pradesh.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday July 18, 2015
Seven farmers from Maharashtra's Wardha district have written to the state government seeking permission to kill themselves. Deficient rainfall and hailstorms earlier this year had destroyed their crops, and they have not been given the promised compensation by the government since January this year.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of southern Kerala to reduce their herds, experts say.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 5, 2015
The government today announced it will offer subsidy on diesel, power and seeds to farmers in case of deficient monsoon affecting crops.
Thomson Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
The outlook by Skymet should help allay concerns of farmers who have already been hit hard by unseasonal rains earlier this year and have been on edge ever since the government forecast what could be India's first drought in six years.
Thomson Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
On June 2, India scaled down this year's June to September monsoon rainfall forecast citing an El Nino weather pattern, raising fears of the first drought in six years.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 2, 2015
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar today met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking relief to farmers affected by drought across the state.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday June 3, 2015
Indian Meteorological Department cut this year's forecast for monsoon rains to 88 per cent of the long-term average, Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said today, raising fears of a drought in the country where nearly half of farmland lacks irrigation facilities.
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday May 12, 2015
A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed the return of El Nino this year. In 2009, the weather pattern had caused the worst drought in four decades in India and ravaged croplands across Asia, driving food prices to multi-year highs.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday May 12, 2015
In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.
India News | Written by Harsha Kumari Singh, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Even as concerns rise about whether Rajasthan, that never reported suicides by farmers despite four years of drought, is turning into a state of farmer suicides, the state government is in damage control mode saying that the agricultural crisis isn't necessarily responsible for 11 farmers killing themselves in the last 45 days.
India News | Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday April 22, 2015
In Telangana, farmers have suffered massive crop loss first due to drought and then due to unseasonal rain and a reported 700 farmers have committed suicide in less than a year. But next week, it is lawmakers who will travel to Israel to learn how to improve agricultural productivity. They are listed as "progressive farmers" in a government order o...
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Sunday April 12, 2015
First the skies dried up, and then it rained heavily, too heavily for Ramesh Khamankar's cotton crop. In January, the cotton farmer from Maharashtra's Vidarbha region poisoned himself to death.
Andhra Pradesh News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
The Centre would "immediately" release Rs 88 crore for Andhra Pradesh, in the wake of drought in Rayalaseema region and deput teams for assessing the extent of damage caused due to the calamity.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Sunday February 8, 2015
Shikhar Dhawan ended a prolonged run drought with a 71-ball 59 against Australia in India's 106-run loss in a World cup warm-up match.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Monday December 15, 2014
An unseasonal bout of heavy rain and hailstorm has damaged the entire standing crop in northern Maharashtra, leaving farmers with no options but to take desperate steps.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 7, 2014
The water table in as many as 249 villages in Marathwada region, reeling under acute drought, has depleted to such an extent that farmers there will have to wait for the next monsoon cycle for ground water levels to rise.
Press Trust of India | Thursday November 6, 2014
Treating his round like a game of chess, home favourite Rahil Gangjee birdied the last two holes in near benign morning conditions at the Delhi Golf Club to put himself in a position to end a 10-year title drought on the Asian Tour.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Ranked 16th on the Order of Merit, the Indian is in high spirits and ready to contend for the title at the Delhi Golf Club, a venue which he knows like the back of his hands.
Press Trust of India | Friday October 10, 2014
Virat Kohli scored just two runs in the first ODI at Kochi that India lost by 124 runs. West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo wants Kohli to carry on his poor run!
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 7, 2014
Two debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in Karimnagar district of Telangana, after they suffered huge losses due to crop failure, police said on Monday.
Press Trust of India | Sunday October 5, 2014
Chasing a competitive total of 181 in the Champions League Twenty20 final, Suresh Raina smashed the daylights out of a depleted Kolkata Knight Riders attack without Sunil Narine, scoring a breathtaking 109 off 62 balls with the help of six fours and eight sixes. His century for Chennai Super Kings came off only 59 balls.
Press Trust of India | Friday October 3, 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking for their maiden Champions League Twenty20 crown after having won the Indian Premier League earlier this year. Chennai? Super Kings are aiming to end their title drought after three years.