South | Written by Radhika Iyer | Thursday August 28, 2014
At a goshala or shelter for cows run by a private trust in Southern Karnataka's Tumkur district, its caretaker Suresh has an unenviable job. He has been instructed to serve only two portions of fodder, not the requisite meal of at least 3-5 kilograms of dry grass per day, to the cattle.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer | Saturday August 16, 2014
With 6 kilograms of jowar and castor oil seeds, along with a multiplying loan of Rs 3 lakh, Nanjundappa, a farmer in Tumkur district of Karnataka, prays every time he checks the moisture content in his field.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 8, 2014
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 7, 2014
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.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 28, 2014
Maharashtra won the Ranji Trophy twice but both the titles came in the pre-Independence era in 1939-40 and 1940-41.
India News | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday January 8, 2014
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.
India News | 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 crisis.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer | Sunday June 16, 2013
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.
India News | 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 News | 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.
Wednesday February 20, 2013
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday September 14, 2012
"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.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday August 24, 2012
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 23, 2012
The Central teams drafted for an on the spot assessment of the drought situation in Karnataka visited parts of Bijapur and Chitradurga on Thursday.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 18, 2012
Teams of ruling BJP leaders led by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will launch a tour in drought-hit areas from August 21.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday August 13, 2012
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 9, 2012
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 crop situation due to drought like condition.
Friday August 3, 2012
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 monsoon rains are likely to be less than 90% of the long-term average, dealing a blow to Asia's thir...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 2, 2012
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.
Tuesday July 31, 2012
Among the measures is a 50 per cent diesel subsidy for paddy farmers in states where rainfall is 50 per cent less.
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday July 27, 2012
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 will cost Rs. 17 crore.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 25, 2012
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 collecting funds from devotees.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 25, 2012
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Karnataka High Court on Wedneday seeking a direction to state government and Muzrai (Religious Endowment) department to stop poojas being performed to appease the rain god in the wake of severe drought faced by the state.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 24, 2012
In a major step to mitigate the sufferings of farmers reeling under worst drought in four decades in several parts of Karnataka, the state government on Tuesday announced a Rs 3,500-crore package waiving farms loan up to Rs 25,000.