Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 17:14
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday said the state government was ready to declare the state drought-hit as it has become a stark reality.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:33
A day after Bihar government declared drought in 33 out of 38 districts, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made snide remarks against each other over drought condition.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 15:38
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today demanded Central assistance of Rs 12,000 crore to tide over the drought situation in 33 of the total 38 districts of the state.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:41
Altogether 20 districts of Bihar were hit by floods recently in which more than 200 people had died and about seven million others displaced.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 21:14
Observing that the flood situation was limited but the drought was more severe, Nitish said effective measures were being taken to tide over crisis.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 19:40
Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh said the drought was due to deficient rains and the state government was providing subsidy to farmers.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 12:22
The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 13:34
A central team of experts from the
Agriculture Ministry, sent by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is
assessing the drought situation in 28 rain deficient districts
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 23:18
The Bihar cabinet today expressed
concern over the monsoon failure and said the drought-like
situation prevailing in 28 out of 38 districts of the state
was fast taking the shape of 1967 famine.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 13:31
A high-level Central team will
tour Bihar Wednesday to assess the situation arising out of
monsoon failure, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said in Lok
Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 14:05
Drought-hit Bihar is likely to seek a special financial assistance of Rs.15,000 crore from the central government.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 13:13
The Bihar government will seek a special financial package of Rs 15,000 crore from the Centre to tackle drought in 28 of the state`s 38 districts.
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