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May 22, 2018
In MP's Chhatarpur district, farmers have to pay for drought compensation packagesLogasi farmer Prem Narayan Patel alleges that the ask is of 2000 rupees, “Those who’ve coughed up this amount have got their compensation. And those who haven’t – rather, those who cannot – are still waiting.”
May 14, 2018
Bundelkhand water crisis: Fourth successive drought and vanishing water bodies compound farmer misery, trigger migrationA fourth successive drought in Bundelkhand region in the last five years has shattered the farmers of this backward region, triggering a mass migration.
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.