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'Drought In Karnataka' - 44 News Result(s)

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Directs Officials to Speed Up Drought Relief

    Karnataka Chief Minister Directs Officials to Speed Up Drought Relief

    Facing flak over handling of the drought situation, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today directed top officials to ensure relief works on a war footing in the state where 125 taluks have been declared drought-hit.

  • BJP Urges Governor to 'Wake Up' Karnataka Government on Governance

    BJP Urges Governor to 'Wake Up' Karnataka Government on Governance

    Accusing the Siddaramaiah government of "gross negligence", BJP today sought Governor H R Bhardwaj's intervention to advise it to galvanise the "defunct" State administration, particularly in the light of drought situation.

  • Ranji Trophy final preview: Maharashtra look to end title drought, face Karnataka

    Ranji Trophy final preview: Maharashtra look to end title drought, face Karnataka

    Maharashtra won the Ranji Trophy twice but both the titles came in the pre-Independence era in 1939-40 and 1940-41.

  • Ministers and MLAs' 'study tours' slammed as states battle riots, drought

    Ministers and MLAs' 'study tours' slammed as states battle riots, drought

    17 MPs and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh took off this morning on a trip to exotic foreign destinations even as their state is trying to recover from the devastating riots in Muzaffarnagar in September last year.

  • Onion crisis worsened by hoarding?

    Onion crisis worsened by hoarding?

    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...

  • This monsoon, Karnataka farmers sowing 'seeds of hope'

    This monsoon, Karnataka farmers sowing 'seeds of hope'

    The monsoon has already made its entry in the country but farmers in Karnataka are anxious. The state had recently experienced a severe drought that also hit Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra.

  • Monsoon rains hit southern Kerala coast

    Monsoon rains hit southern Kerala coast

    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.

  • For India's drought-hit states, on-track Monsoon may be too late

    For India's drought-hit states, on-track Monsoon may be too late

    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 may not export sugar for up to 3 years

    India may not export sugar for up to 3 years

    India, the world's biggest sugar producer after Brazil, is unlikely to export the sweetener for up to three years as high production costs price shipments out of the global market and a drought in major growing regions squeezes output.

  • Karnataka state transport employees to continue indefinite strike as talks fail

    "We have decided to continue the strike as government has not accepted our demand to increase salary from 10 percent to 30 per cent," K S Sharma, representative of KSRTC and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) employees said.

  • Yeddyurappa seeks Rs 5,000 crore central help to tackle drought

    Yeddyurappa seeks Rs 5,000 crore central help to tackle drought

    Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday urged the central government to announce Rs 5,000 crore interim package for taking up relief works in drought-affected areas in Karnataka.

  • Central teams visit drought hit areas in Karnataka

    The Central teams drafted for an on the spot assessment of the drought situation in Karnataka visited parts of Bijapur and Chitradurga on Thursday.

  • Karnataka BJP leaders to visit drought hit areas from August 21

    Karnataka BJP leaders to visit drought hit areas from August 21

    Teams of ruling BJP leaders led by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will launch a tour in drought-hit areas from August 21.

  • Power woes can be sorted if central grid lines put up in small stretches: Moily

    Power woes can be sorted if central grid lines put up in small stretches: Moily

    Union Power Minister M Veerappa Moily on Sunday said the southern energy corridor (linking with the north) is expected to be operational from first quarter of 2014 as work on it is being expedited and taken up on a war-footing.

  • Good news for Tamil Nadu farmers: Karnataka releases water into Cauvery

    Good news for Tamil Nadu farmers: Karnataka releases water into Cauvery

    Karnataka has released over 12,000 cusecs of water into the inter-state river with the Kabini dam surplusing following heavy rains in its catchment areas. This move comes as a relief for farmers in the Cauvery delta region in Tamil Nadu facing a grim...

  • Drought delivers fresh blow to reeling economy

    Drought delivers fresh blow to reeling economy

    A summer drought makes a bad situation worse for an Indian economy already crippled by a sharp slowdown in growth, persistent inflation and a politically hamstrung government. Late on Thursday, New Delhi confirmed the first drought in three years as ...

  • Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka

    Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka

    The central government on Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a revised report on the severe drought situation across the state and the funds it requires from the central government to take up additional relief works.

  • Ministerial panel approves Rs1900 cr to ease drought impact

    Ministerial panel approves Rs1900 cr to ease drought impact

    Among the measures is a 50 per cent diesel subsidy for paddy farmers in states where rainfall is 50 per cent less.

  • The 17-crore prayer in Karnataka for rain

    The 17-crore prayer in Karnataka for rain

    Thousands of temples across Karnataka are conducting special prayers today seeking rain. The state government has asked all the 34,000 temples in the parched state to spend about 5000 rupees each for it. All temples put together, the special prayers ...

  • Karnataka government not to spend for poojas for rains, says Minister

    Facing flak over the move to invoke divine blessings for rains to help the state reeling under drought, Karnataka Muzrai Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari said on Tuesday the expenditure for special pujas planned in over 34,000 temples would be met by c...

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