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180 talukas facing drought-like situation, says CM Fadnavis

Says relief measures on cards, Central team to visit sites.

24 Oct 2018 2:10 AM

Why isn’t govt announcing drought: NCP

Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule led the morcha from Nehru Memorial Hall till the Divisional Commissi-oner Office in Pune on Monday.

23 Oct 2018 2:49 AM

Declare drought, says farmer body

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered his Cabinet colleagues to take stock of the situation in every district.

22 Oct 2018 1:40 AM

Storming through PTSD

Floods, cyclones, droughts and heat waves — our climate is changing and taking a toll on our lives.

15 Oct 2018 12:04 AM

Water-stressed India stares at harder crisis

India’s rivers are drying and are symptomatic of the dire state of water crisis.

04 Jun 2018 12:43 AM


Chattisgarh: Villagers compelled to drink drain water in Dantewada

Villagers of Dantewada are forced to dig out water from a drain and consume contaminated water every day.

22 May 2018 3:06 PM

Water shortage to hit India soon, new satellite study warns

In March, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation and appealed to farmers not to sow crops.

14 Apr 2018 12:35 PM

Study warns water taps may completely dry up in India

According to warning satellite system, India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could spark the next "day zero" water crisis.

13 Apr 2018 12:12 PM

Study finds India at risk of food shortage due to climate change

Climate change is expected to lead to more extremes of both rainfall and drought, with different effects in different parts of world.

03 Apr 2018 10:24 AM

A tale not for the faint-hearted

Jasoda begins stoic and remains so going about the business of living life the best she can.

18 Mar 2018 1:41 AM


Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts – study

A new research shows that the melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought.

05 Dec 2017 6:56 PM

Loan Waiver is no free lunch

The 3 stakeholders here are farmers, governments and banks. Each of them has to look at this scheme from different angles.

02 Jul 2017 6:41 AM

Why must Bharat feed India at its cost?

The Agriculture Census shows only 58.1 million hectares of land was actually irrigated in India.

17 Jun 2017 1:57 AM

14 civilians killed as soldiers clash over food aid in Somalia

Somalia is 1 of 4 countries singled out by the United Nations in a $4.4 billion aid appeal to avert catastrophic hunger and famine.

09 Jun 2017 8:01 PM

Shiv Sena MLA sends 'proxy' to address drought-hit farmers

Former corporator Yashodhar Phanse posed as Shiv Sena MLA Gautam Chabukswar and visited the constituency of Chabukswar.

13 May 2017 12:45 PM


Maharashtra sends 16 MPs to Australia, NZ to study farmer loan system

The total expenditure will be Rs 6 lakhs per head, half of which will be borne by the government – in effect, the taxpayers.

04 May 2017 1:45 PM

Tamil Nadu tells Supreme Court: No drought suicides

It said the 30 suicides reported by district collectors were due to a variety of causes, but not drought.

29 Apr 2017 2:03 AM

Supreme Court seeks govt plan to check farmers’ suicide

The scheme must focus on providing alternate employment opportunities in the event of drought or other natural calamities.

28 Mar 2017 1:48 AM

Farmer brings water to Kenya’s drought-stricken wildlife for 6 months

He reached out to foreigners, who had participated in a conservation programme he runs, to ask for donations to pay for the water.

05 Mar 2017 9:38 PM

110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought: Somalia

In 2011, some 260,000 people starved to death due to famine in Somalia.

05 Mar 2017 10:26 AM