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Bihar to be declared drought-hit soon: Jitan Ram Manjhi

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.

Lalu, Nitish make snide remarks against each other

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.

Bihar demands central assistance to tackle drought

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.

After floods, 33 Bihar districts drought-affected

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.

Flood limited, but drought severe in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

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.

Bihar: 25 districts drought affected, says ministe

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.

Fear of drought haunts Bihar again

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 12:22

The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged.

Central team takes stock of drought situation in Bihar

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 in Bihar.

Bihar drought taking the shape of 1967 famine: Amanullah

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.

Central team to assess drought situation in Bihar

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 Sabha Tuesday.

Drought-hit Bihar to seek massive aid

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.

Bihar to seek Rs 15,000-crore Central package for drought

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.