Severe drought displaces over 766,000 in Somalia

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:36

Mogadishu, Aug 1, The number of people who have been displaced by the severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia has risen to 766,467 since November 2016, UN officials said on Tuesday.


Why are drought-affected states not lifting sufficient food grain: SC

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:10

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from 13 drought-affected states as to why they were not lifting enough food grain to made available at subsidised rates to the priority and vulnerable sections of the people in affected areas.


In June, 7 drought-hit states short of water

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:50

Of 11 states ravaged by drought in 2016, seven - Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana - had less than average water in their reservoirs in June.


Naidu meets PM, briefs about drought, Swachh Bharat

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 22:56

New delhi, June 10 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the drought situation, situation of the monsoon and the flagship Swachh Bharat programme on the Prime Minister's return from his five-nation tour.


MP flouting SC order on drought, says Yogendra Yadav

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 22:32

Bhopal, June 5 (IANS) Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav on Sunday accused Madhya Pradesh of violating the Supreme Court order, noting that even as farmers in Bundelkhand are reeling under drought, the state government is busy in issuing loan repayment notices to farmers.


Government busy in celebration, farmers committing suicide: Rahul

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 22:58

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his government was busy in "celebrating its two years in power" while the farmers of the country are "committing suicide".


To prevent drinking water wastage, Haryana proposes task force

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 19:26

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Taking note of incidents of wastage of drinking water and unauthorised use of ground water, the Haryana government on Friday announced strict measures would be taken to curb such happenings and directed task forces be set up for the purpose.


Combining traditional wisdom with scientific methods can tackle drought

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:58

India is going through severe water shortage in several states. The scarcity is mainly due to the dry season, but it has been exacerbated by our inability to manage water resources, and ignorance. Of course, added to that is our lack of understanding, or respect, for our environment.


Swaraj Abhiyan's 'Jal-hal yatra' against drought, for farmers

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 15:37

Swaraj Abhiyan started ‘Jal-Hal’ Yatra from Latur, Maharashtra on 21st May. Padyatra’s main motive is to create awareness to fight against drought and to stop the suicides cases of farmers in the drought hit areas . Marathwada region in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand region which is part of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh suffering from severe drought conditions.


Modi-Naveen meet, Odisha gets funds to fight drought

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 19:52

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The government on Saturday released Rs.600 crore more to Odisha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discussed the drought and water scarcity in parts of the state.


Government initiatives on drought insufficient: experts

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 23:54

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Dubbing drought a "man-made disaster" rather than a natural calamity, experts on Friday said measures taken by central and state governments to deal with it are failing in providing relief.