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Amid severe heat, 2,000 Maharashtra villages face acute water shortage

May 29, 2015

Amid severe heat, 2,000 Maharashtra villages face acute water shortage

With mercury soaring in Maharashtra and the onset of monsoon still a fortnight away, as many as 1,998 villages and 2,607 hamlets are reeling under acute #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Drought #Water shortage #Aurangabad #Nanded #Marathawada
El Nino threat looms over Asia, India braces for poor monsoon, bad harvest

May 12, 2015

El Nino threat looms over Asia, India braces for poor monsoon, bad harvest

The monsoons are vital for India as half its croplands lack irrigation while the farm sector accounts for 14 percent of its economy. #Economy #India #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #Drought #El Nino
Parliament set for 'zameen wapsi' row over land bill, but here's some bad news for Modi and Rahul

Apr 20, 2015

Parliament set for 'zameen wapsi' row over land bill, but here's some bad news for Modi and Rahul

Rahul may have been surprised to know that the land bill was not in fact the core issue at heart for the many farmers who had gathered for the rally. #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Rahul Gandhi #Land Acquisition Bill #Drought #crop failure #Unseasonal rains #farmers rally
Taiwan resorts to water rationing as island battles its worst drought in a decade

Apr 08, 2015

Taiwan resorts to water rationing as island battles its worst drought in a decade

Taiwan launched water rationing in some major cities on Wednesday as the island battled its worst drought in over a decade, following the lowest rainfall in nearly 70 years. #World #NewsTracker #Taiwan #Taiwan drought #Water rationing #Hsinchu county #Taoyuan city #New Taipei City #Shihmen Dam
100 days of Maharashtra CM: Fadnavis to focus on capex, agri productivity

Feb 07, 2015

100 days of Maharashtra CM: Fadnavis to focus on capex, agri productivity

Fadnavis also said he had taken steps to reduce the 'permission regime' for setting up industry in the state #Chief minister #Agriculture #capex #Drought #Mahasrashtra #Devendra Fadnavis #permit raj

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Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Jul 09, 2014

Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

One does not expect breast-beating reportage, but we are entitled to know if farmers bought their seeds even as they tried tilling their lands anticipating the monsoon #India #Media #MediaCrit #farmers #Drought #Palakkad #Rural farmland