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Tamil Nadu CM pegs death toll from monsoon at 470, begins distribution of relief funds

Jan 04, 2016

Tamil Nadu CM pegs death toll from monsoon at 470, begins distribution of relief funds

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday said the "unprecedented" northeast monsoon has killed 470 people and nearly a lakh livestock besides damaging crops in over 3.83 lakh hectares in the state. #Tamil Nadu #Chief minister #NewsTracker #Jayalalithaa #Chennai #Monsoon #Kancheepuram #Cuddalore #Tirunelveli #Tuticorin #Chennai Floods #Tiruvallore
Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

Jan 01, 2016

Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

The 2,500 villagers who live in this village mounted a collective effort to resurrect water storage and irrigation mechanisms in the region on their own might, borrowing ideas from a local Art of Living centre, and appealing to a newspaper group to fund the project. #HowThisWorks #Economy #Agriculture #Monsoon #Maharashtra #States #Drought #rainfall #Latur #kharif #Rabi #Jalayukt Shivar #Baburao Bandapalle #Bamni #Sakal Relief Fund
To tide over drought crisis, Centre approves relief for MP, Maharashtra

Dec 29, 2015

To tide over drought crisis, Centre approves relief for MP, Maharashtra

The Centre on Tuesday approved a relief package of Rs 5,083 crore for Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which declared drought in 48 districts. #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Monsoon #Madhya Pradesh #Maharashtra #NDRF #Drought #Agrarian crisis
Venkaiah Naidu blames Congress for 'paralysed' Rajya Sabha's poor productivity

Dec 23, 2015

Venkaiah Naidu blames Congress for 'paralysed' Rajya Sabha's poor productivity

Attacking Congress for using its numbers to "paralyse" Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday backed the "campaign" for "redefining" its role as the two Houses are "pulling in different directions". #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #parliament #Monsoon session #Winter session #M Venkaiah Naidu
Firstpost Investigation: How Chennai, hungry for growth, devoured itself

Dec 15, 2015

Firstpost Investigation: How Chennai, hungry for growth, devoured itself

The preceding segment of Firstpost’s reporting from Chennai examined lapses in the Corporation of Chennai’s (CoC) response to flood warnings and disregard for the damage unfettered construction would inflict on the city. The second part of the investigation draws attention to the CoC’s handling of the city’s drainage system #World Bank #CriticalPoint #Monsoon #JNNURM #Chennai Floods #Corporation of Chennai #Chennai City Development Plan-2009
Govt takes note of allegations on overseas hoarding of pulses

Dec 08, 2015

Govt takes note of allegations on overseas hoarding of pulses

Pulse prices are still ruling high despite several government measures as there is a domestic shortage due to fall in production by 2 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year (July-June) on account of poor monsoon. #Economy #NewsTracker #Monsoon #Pulses #Essential Commodities Act
Streets flooded, people stranded as Chennai's water woes continue

Dec 02, 2015

Streets flooded, people stranded as Chennai's water woes continue

Heavy rains hit Chennai for the second time in the recent past, disrupting normal life and affecting basic services in various parts of the city. #Kanimozhi #Tamil Nadu #Chennai #Monsoon #ImagesOfTheDay #Rains #Chennai Rains