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Future heat waves threat to global food supply

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:10

Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed, research shows.

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020: CDP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 22:29

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020 and the industry will face increased pressure to conserve water, said a study.

More than 10,000 Rajasthan villages declared scarcity-hit

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:30

More than 10,000 villages in 17 districts of Rajasthan have been declared scarcity-hit on the basis of the assessment of their kharif crops.

BJP MLAs meet Kejriwal, complain of water scarcity

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 23:20

A delegation of MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal discussing the issue of water crises in their constituencies and asked him to adress the problem at the earliest.

Global warming likely to put 40% more people at risk of water scarcity

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:44

A new study has found that global warming resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions is likelier to put 40 percent more people at risk of absolute water scarcity within the century than would be without it.

Half world may live under `water stress` by 2030

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 09:01

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has warned that by 2030, half the people on Earth would be living under "water stress," a measure defined as less than 1,700 cubic metres of water available per person per year, unless action was taken.

India`s grasslands at huge risk due to increasing water scarcity

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 23:52

Increasing water scarcity caused by unabated global warming will have a drastic impact on grasslands in Eastern India, a study has claimed.

Water scarcity is the biggest challenge for Delhi: CM

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 18:44

"We will face great trouble in the next five to seven years if we do not address the issue. Scarcity of water is the main challenge facing the city and we will have to seriously address the issue," Dikshit said.

Water scarcity is the biggest challenge for Delhi: CM

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 17:30

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken.

Gujarat blames Centre for power crisis in several states

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:50

Gujarat blamed the Centre for power shortage in several states by not taking a decision on allowing the power-starved states to purchase electricity from Gujarat, which has surplus capacity.

`Air quality, water availability worsened in Delhi`

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 19:04

Air pollution and drinking water availability worsened in the last five years in the national capital with the transport sector, industries and wastage of water adding to the problem.

Scarcity-hit farmer hangs self in Nashik

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 16:56

A 56-year-old farmer hanged himself to a tree at his field in Tehare village of the district, owing to indebtedness and crop failure as a result of water scarcity, police said today.