Drought

Heat, drought caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

Heat, drought caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

 Heat and drought was responsible for the largest annual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.
 

Oct 13, 2017, 11:36 AM IST
Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

Suffocating summer heat has followed two years of lower-than-average rainfall in Rome, forcing the Italian capital to close drinking fountains and consider the prospect of water rationing.

Jul 25, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

According to a new threshold introduced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Victoria begins preparations for drought when dams sink to 60 per cent full, compared to the previous threshold of 54.1 per cent.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

Farmers in three Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region

According to the KVK data, agriculture income from this watershed area was Rs 27 crore in 2012-13 when rainfall was just 29 per cent of the annual average. In 2015-16, the income rose to Rs 42 crore when rainfall was 60 per cent. Before the watershed project, the average yearly income in the villages was Rs 77 lakh. 

Jun 23, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Gujarat gets Centre's nod to shut gates of Sardar Sarovar dam

The Sardar Sarovar Project will provide irrigation facilities to 18.45 lac hectares of land, covering 3,112 villages of 73 talukas in 15 districts of Gujarat, through a canal network.

Jun 17, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
How climate change actually fuels terrorism

How climate change actually fuels terrorism

A report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday that terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources such as water as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, further compounding and exacerbating resource scarcities.

Apr 20, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Thirsty King Cobra sips water from bottle in drought-hit Karnataka village – Watch

Thirsty King Cobra sips water from bottle in drought-hit Karnataka village – Watch

The video shows a massive king cobra - described by Caters News as 12-feet long ― greedily sipping the water offered by wildlife rescue workers in Kaiga town, Karnataka.

Mar 30, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food.

Mar 05, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

Central team arrives to assess drought impact in Tamil Nadu

The state government had urged the Centre to sanction Rs 39,565 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund towards mitigation measures.

Jan 21, 2017, 12:31 PM IST

HLC meeting on Karnataka drought relief postponed for tomorrow

Karnataka has been facing severe drought for the past six years.

Jan 04, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Drought-hit Karnataka seeks waiver of 50% farm loans

Reeling under severe drought, Karnataka on Thursday urged the Centre to waive off 50 per cent of the farm loans, as the state government is ready to write off the rest.

Nov 24, 2016, 22:42 PM IST

Implementation of Food Security Act is state responsibility, says Centre after SC's rap

On a day the Supreme Court rapped the Centre on non-compliance of the National Food Security Act by certain drought-hit states, the Food Ministry on Wednesday said its implementation essentially is a "state subject".

Oct 05, 2016, 20:48 PM IST
Supreme Court raps Centre on Food Act non-compliance by drought-hit states

Supreme Court raps Centre on Food Act non-compliance by drought-hit states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre for doing nothing to tell the states to comply with the top court's directions to supply food grain to the poor in drought-affected states under the National Food Security Act.

Oct 05, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

SC slams Centre for not supplying food grain to drought-hit states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre for doing nothing to comply with its directions to supply food grain to the drought-affected areas under the National Food Security Act.

Oct 05, 2016, 15:43 PM IST
This is how much food India wastes every year - Read shocking details

This is how much food India wastes every year - Read shocking details

Buoyed by a good monsoon after two consecutive years of drought, the country's foodgrain output is expected to touch a record in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday.

Sep 15, 2016, 21:42 PM IST
30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon

30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon

As many as 30 people have lost their lives and four others were still missing from the district in various mishaps during this monsoon season.

Sep 11, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Panel discussion over Lalu Yadav's insensitive attitude over flood situations in Bihar Part IV

Watch complete news story of Taal Thok Ke about the insensitive attitude of Politicians over the problematic situation of flood in Bihar for getting detailed updates!

Aug 23, 2016, 22:56 PM IST

Panel discussion over Lalu Yadav's insensitive attitude over flood situations in Bihar Part III

Watch complete news story of Taal Thok Ke about the insensitive attitude of Politicians over the problematic situation of flood in Bihar for getting detailed updates!

Aug 23, 2016, 22:55 PM IST

Panel discussion over Lalu Yadav's insensitive attitude over flood situations in Bihar Part II

Watch complete news story of Taal Thok Ke about the insensitive attitude of Politicians over the problematic situation of flood in Bihar for getting detailed updates!

Aug 23, 2016, 22:55 PM IST