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Oct 25, 2017
Odisha govt declares drought in 70 blocks of 15 districts; Naveen Patnaik announces special package for farmersThe Odisha government on Wednesday declared drought in 70 blocks spread across 15 districts and announced a special package for this year's kharif season to mitigate hardships being faced by farmers.
Oct 23, 2017
Mosquito species have various preferences; knowing them can help us protect ourselves betterThe most important animal in your life, no matter where you are, is the mosquito. Therefore, you should know the facts about it. Separating fact from fancy can help us better protect ourselves.
Oct 13, 2017
Odisha govt likely to declare drought-hit areas after 98 blocks face dry spellThe Odisha government on Thursday said it may declare drought in some regions since at least 98 of the state's 314 blocks are experiencing a dry spell due to deficient rainfall during monsoon this year, officials said.
Sep 28, 2017
Maharashtra and farm loan waivers: Farmers say Devendra Fadnavis govt raised their hopes only to shatter themWhen Devendra Fadnavis promised a farm loan waiver on 6 June, he told the media it would be “the biggest in history.” What has turned out to be the biggest, however, is the number of conditions to qualify for the ‘waiver’.
Sep 27, 2017
Monsoon prepares to make an exit as rain deficit haunts farmers in over 200 districtsMonsoon is preparing for a retreat by the end of this week or 28 September, much to the plight of farmers belonging to regions that received insufficient rainfall this year
Sep 26, 2017
Frequency of floods, droughts increasing in Bihar due to climate change: Sushil Kumar ModiStates like Bihar are the worst victims of climate change as it frequently faces floods and droughts, Sushil Kumar Modi said.
Sep 14, 2017
Farm crisis: Climate change shrinks productivity; agrarian life, rural economy under threatWith the government admitting that climate change costs India up to $10 billion every year, there is an increasing acceptance its role in agriculture.
Sep 08, 2017
Centre's river-linking schemes: Despite Nitin Gadkari’s bold claims, projects unlikely to take off soon, say expertsExperts believe that Narendra Modi's Rs 5.57 lakh crore river-linking schemes are unlikely to begin soon as they are likely to face legal challenges.
Sep 02, 2017
Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt receives applications from UP, Karnataka and Gujarat tooFarmers from outside the state too have applied for the Maharashtra government's crop loan waiver scheme, a senior official said today.
Aug 27, 2017
Maharashtra govt considering formation of drought monitoring panel, files affidavit before Bombay HCThe Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that while there is no separate crisis management plan for drought, it was considering to form a committee to assess prevalence of water scarcity