South | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 12, 2013
Economic slowdown and last year's drought in the state had affected Tamil Nadu's economy, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said.
India | Alok Pandey | Wednesday September 18, 2013
Despite a good monsoon, Bihar farmers have little to cheer about. A rainfall deficit of 37 per cent during this sowing season has led the state government to declare a drought in 33 out of the 38 districts in Bihar. This intervention came today after...
India | Edited by Diana George | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Onions are now Rs 60 a kilogram across India. While production has been affected because of drought conditions in Maharashtra, the largest onion producing state in the country, experts say hoarding of onions by many traders has caused an artificial c...
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 23, 2013
Ushering in brighter prospects for the power sector, Kerala has received over 72 per cent surplus rainfall since the onset of Southwest Monsoon on June 1, after passing through a rain-deficient year that witnessed severe energy crisis and grim drough...
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 15, 2013
The Kharif agricultural season is progressing well in Andhra Pradesh, thanks to good rains in the first fortnight of this month.
India | Reuters | Thursday June 13, 2013
Annual monsoon rains have covered half of India two days ahead of the usual date, sources in the weather office said today, easing concern over southwestern regions parched by drought.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday June 7, 2013
Severely hit by drought since the past few years, the Maharashtra government has outlined a Rs 60,000 crore programme which includes creating decentralised water storage to make the state drought-free in three years.
India | Reuters | Saturday June 1, 2013
The crucial monsoon arrived on cue in Kerala on the southern coast on Saturday, a top weather official said, boosting farming prospects and raising hopes a drought in cotton and sugar growing areas will ease.
India | 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...
India | 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.
India | 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 ...
India | 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.
South | 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.
India | 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.
India | 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.
India | 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 ...
South | 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.
India | 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.
Monday April 15, 2013
Suffering from low growth and an investment drought, India needs foreign inflows to help fund a worryingly high current account deficit, while the RBI wants lower inflation to feel more comfortable about reducing interest rates that are among the hig...