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Mar 23, 2019
Drought in Rajasthan: Barmer farmers unimpressed by tall claims of Centre’s crop insurance scheme as rains play truantThe district of Barmer, on the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, has been drought-hit almost continuously for the past ten years.
Mar 12, 2019
Govt note warns of severe water crisis in India in next few years, calls for curbs on over exploitation of rivers, ground waterThe government not says that by 2025, water availability per person in India will decline significantly and lead to a water-stressed condition across the country.
Feb 01, 2019
January becomes Australia’s hottest month on record; mean temperature crosses 30° Celsius for the first timeAustralia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south
Jan 25, 2019
Maharashtra releases Rs 2,900 crore drought relief for farmers: Fadnavis govt had asked for Rs 7,900 cr from CentreMinister for Relief and Rehabilitation Chandrakant Patil, speaking to reporters at Mantralaya after chairing a meeting on drought relief measures, said the government has directed the district collectors to start one or more fodder camps at mandal levels.
Dec 24, 2018
Marathwada villagers demand jobs under MGNREGA as drought dries up work in farms, factoriesFearing a rise in the number of suicides, alcoholism and housebreaking incidents, farmers in Marathwada are demanding that the Maharashtra government immediately provides jobs to the youth under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
Dec 20, 2018
Maharashtra govt approves Rs 4,089 cr for Tembhu irrigation scheme; project to benefit Satara, Solapur, Sangli districtsThe Maharashtra government Thursday approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Satara district; project will benefit the perennially drought-prone areas of Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts
Dec 05, 2018
Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselvesThere's an urgent need for the state government to take employment schemes like MGNREGA to drought-affected areas soon to prevent mass migration of farm labourers to urban areas
Nov 30, 2018
Farmers' protest in Delhi: Students come out in hordes to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers amid grave agrarian crisisStudents from farming families are among the students with the highest dropouts in India.
Nov 18, 2018
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwaterSugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
Nov 06, 2018
'Don't know how we'll manage': Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra's Marathwada left scrounging for waterThis year, Marathwada received 534 millimeters of rain against the region average of 682.9 millimeters