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Arun Jaitley says drought report is 'no cause to panic'

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 14:49

Speaking less than a week before his first budget speech to parliament, Jaitley said the government was worried that global crude prices would rise because of violence in Iraq.

Uttar Pradesh govt reviews preparedness for drought-like situation

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:34

In view of a probable drought-like situation, Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday directed the senior officers, who have not sent their action plan, to submit it in next two days.

Farmers in Gujarat fear drought-like situation

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:14

Farmers in Gujarat await rains after slow start to Monsoon as they fear drought-like situation in the coming days.

`Monsoon to be in parts but no drought-like situation`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:01

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday disagreed with his cabinet colleague and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh over the looming drought-like situation but conceded monsoon could be weak in some parts of the country.

MP CM holds contingency meeting over sub-normal monsoon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:28

With monsoon playing truant, Madhya Pradesh CM held an emergency meeting with the GoM on Agriculture to review the situation and directed the officials to provide all possible help to farmers.

Worst impact of poor monsoon likely to be in west India: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 17:26

The worst impact of a sub-normal monsoon is likely to be in western India, with possible drought-like conditions in some areas, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Tuesday.

Centre asks states to ready contingency plan for water supply

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:23

The Centre has asked the states to prepare a contingency plan on drinking water supply as it moves to deal with the drought-like situation in the country arising out of a deficit monsoon this year.

Relief fund may be used to tackle drought-like situation: CM

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:22

Funds from the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund may be utilised for emergency measures to tackle the drought-like situation due to the scanty rainfall in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here today.

Relief fund may be used to tackle drought-like situation: CM

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:34

Funds from the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund may be utilised for emergency measures to tackle the drought-like situation due to the scanty rainfall in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here today.

Monsoon stalls, stokes drought fears

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:05

India is fast staring at drought-like conditions as the country has received 45 per cent less rainfall compared to the average during the first spell of the monsoon.

Rain-tracking goes hi-tech, satellites to monitor signs of drought in India

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 23:54

With speculation of less than normal monsoon in the country this year, India has deployed satellites to check signs of a drought in 13 states. Of these 13 states, 9 are high-farm output states.

Drought possible, but Centre prepared to tackle the situation: Agriculture Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:42

With Monsoon expected to be below normal this year and likely to trigger a drought like situation in parts of the country, the Centre has prepared a contingency plan to meet any eventuality.