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Pawar issues warning to Shinde government over drought situation in Maharashtra

In a letter written to chief minister minister Eknath Shinde, the NCP founder said that he cannot keep quiet when the people are suffering

03 Jun 2024 11:53 PM

One month after fall of Kabul, economic crisis stalks Taliban

Impromptu markets where people sell household goods for cash have sprung up across Kabul, although buyers are in short supply

15 Sep 2021 11:21 AM

India to restore 26 million acres of degarded land, says PM Modi

'Sadly, land degradation affects over two-thirds of the world today,' Modi said

15 Jun 2021 6:59 AM

High salt concentration can cause stress in plants

Factors like drought, high concentration of salt in soil lead to stress in plants: Study.

23 Nov 2019 3:00 PM

Drought in Australia causing wildlife to starve

Bats starving to death in Australia drought.

25 Sep 2019 12:13 PM


Will ensure record-time rehabilitation of flood-hit: Maharashtra CM

He was addressing a gathering after hoisting the tricolour on the premises of the Mantralaya, the state secretariat here, on the 73rd I-Day.

15 Aug 2019 3:21 PM

Officials asked to be prepared for drought in Jharkhand

According to MeT office data, the state has recorded a rainfall deficit of 45 per cent this year.

23 Jul 2019 12:46 PM

Creating an impact, one spring at a time

A rainwater harvesting expert has been preserving for decades to bring clean drinking water to 200 drought-hit villages in India.

20 Jul 2019 12:10 AM

MMTC postpones tender to import corn: Traders

The previous tender deadline was Tuesday, July 9. Offers must now remain valid up to July 18.

10 Jul 2019 1:33 PM

India suffers driest June in 5 years, fears for crops and economy

The monsoon usually covers nearly entire country by July 1, but has covered less than two-thirds so far this year, according to IMD data.

01 Jul 2019 12:46 PM


Drought-hit Maharashtra farmers given Rs 4,461 crore: Govt

The minister said a control room has been set up in each of the collectorate to tackle the issue of drinking water scarcity.

18 Jun 2019 6:32 PM

As severe drought hits several parts, Centre convenes meeting of states on June 11

New Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will chair the meeting.

09 Jun 2019 6:20 PM

Australia restricts water use in populous state, as drought persists

New South Wales, home to about a third of Australia’s 25 million people and its biggest city Sydney, last imposed restrictions in 2009.

28 May 2019 3:07 PM

European nations donate more than USD 5 mn to N Korea amidst worst drought in history

Pyongyang has been experiencing its worst drought in 37 years, raising fears crops due to be harvested next month will also suffer.

22 May 2019 1:24 PM

Maharashtra CM reaches out to 22 districts

The state has adopted a peculiar system to resolve these complaints and issues.

16 May 2019 5:04 AM


Will raise drought issue with Maharashtra CM: Sharad Pawar

The NCP will try to give relief to the drought-affected people, keeping aside political differences, Pawar said.

13 May 2019 3:28 PM

K'taka BJP warns of protests over Cong-JD(S) govt's ‘apathy’ towards drought

The saffron party leaders hit out at Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy over his temple visits, and not sparing time for drought management.

07 May 2019 5:38 PM

Extreme climate impacts yield of staple crops

Climate extremes play crucial role in global crop yield: Study.

06 May 2019 9:38 AM

Drought like situation in Karnataka low due to deficit rainfall

Reportedly, a similar situation occurred in 2017 when less than 20 per cent of water was left in nine of Karnataka's 12 dams.

24 Feb 2019 4:20 PM

India can provide leadership in dealing drought: UNCCD

India has tremendous potential to turn challenges like desertification and droughts into opportunities.

24 Jan 2019 3:02 PM