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Water crisis: Men in drought-prone Maharashtra village are marrying 'water-wives'

Jun 05, 2015

Water crisis: Men in drought-prone Maharashtra village are marrying 'water-wives'

In a village in Maharashtra state, some men marry again just to make sure their households have enough drinking water. These women, known as 'water wife' are often widows or single mothers who do not share the marital bed. #India #didyouknow #Maharashtra #Drought #village #Water wife #Denganmal #water wives
Monsoon arrives in Kerala, rains to reach TN, coastal Andhra and northeast in 48 hours: IMD

Jun 05, 2015

Monsoon arrives in Kerala, rains to reach TN, coastal Andhra and northeast in 48 hours: IMD

Annual monsoon rains have arrived at Kerala coast in southern India on Friday, five days later than expected, officials at the weather office said. #India #Kerala #NewsTracker #Drought #India Meteorological Department #El Nino #Monsoon in Kerala #Monsoon Arrives
Govt allays fears, says has contingency plan to deal with deficient rains

Jun 03, 2015

Govt allays fears, says has contingency plan to deal with deficient rains

The government has sufficient buffer stock of wheat and rice to deal with any shortages #Monsoon #IMD forecast #Drought
IMD cuts monsoon forecast to 'deficient', panicky farmers stare at drought

Jun 02, 2015

IMD cuts monsoon forecast to 'deficient', panicky farmers stare at drought

The monsoon arrived last year on 6 June, a day after the forecast and five days after the usual date, and the season ended with deficient rains that trimmed grain output. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #IMD #Drought
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
Sena has not given relief to drought-hit farmers, says NCP

Jan 08, 2015

Sena has not given relief to drought-hit farmers, says NCP

Opposition NCP on Thursday launched a stinging attack on Shiv Sena, part of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, for "failing" to bring any relief to drought-hit farmers in the state. #TheySaidIt #Shiv Sena #NCP #drought-hit farmers