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Apr 04, 2018
Monsoon in India in 2018 to be normal, southern states to receive less rainfall, predicts SkymetSkymet Weather has predicted a 20 percent chance of above normal monsoon in India.
Mar 27, 2018
Kerala to declare nine out of 14 districts as drought-hit, govt to take steps to supply drinking waterThe Kerala government decided to declare nine of its 14 districts as drought-hit in view of the scarcity of rains, shortage of surface and groundwater and intrusion of saline water
Mar 08, 2018
Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomatoTomato, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, is commonly used curry ingredient in Indian kitchens.
Feb 14, 2018
For the BJP, privileging urban India over villages isn't so much about the economy, it's ideologyPrime Minister Narendra Modi remains steadfastly opposed to farm loan waivers, even though he has allowed BJP state governments to give them if they so desire.
Jan 27, 2018
Budget 2018: Govt spending hasn't helped farmers; infrastructural loopholes hinder progressThe agriculture sector will not just watch how much money is set aside in Union Budget 2018-19, but also how it is used as BJP tries to woo disaffected farmers before upcoming polls
Jan 14, 2018
Marathwada Diary: High amounts of fluoride in groundwater continue to threaten drought-hit Nanded villagesSawarkhed's groundwater contains fluoride. This is a chemical that is naturally present in soil, rocks and groundwater. But in concentrated form, it can be extremely harmful.
Jan 10, 2018
Marathwada region of Maharashtra faces water scarcity again; 3,500 villages record low yieldThe Marathwada region of Maharashtra, a perennially drought-plagued area, is once again staring at a severe water scarcity.
Jan 07, 2018
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot calls for government relief for farmers in three districts in RajasthanAshok Gehlot on Sunday demanded that the Rajasthan government should announce relief for farmers in Karauli, Sawaimadhopur and Dholpur districts of the state.
Dec 30, 2017
Year in review: Farmers' crisis, worsening Delhi pollution and child deaths in govt hospitals marked India's 2017A bumper harvest crashing prices, pollution worsening in Delhi and other north Indian cities due to crop stubble burning and power plants, and the lack of infrastructure and manpower in public health centres leading to deaths of children across the country were the key points of worry for India in 2017.
Dec 27, 2017
3,515 Karnataka farmers committed suicide in five years: 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, show statsAs many as 3,515 farmers in Karnataka committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, out of which 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, statistics provided by the State Agriculture Department said.