Drought In India


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  • 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...

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