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Govt announces relief measures for drought-hit areas

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 22:16

The relief includes increasing the number of guaranteed work days under MGNREGA to 150 days from 100 days and reducing interest rates on rescheduled crop loans to 7 percent for this fiscal.

Central teams visit drought hit areas

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 20:47

The Central teams drafted for an on the spot assessment of the drought situation in Karnataka on Thursday visited parts of Bijapur and Chitradurga.

Karnataka declares 19 more taluks as drought-hit

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 22:18

Karnataka Government on Saturday declared 19 more taluks as drought-hit taking the total taluks affected by scarcity conditions to 142.

Central team visits drought-hit areas in Karnataka

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 22:09

A 12-member Central team, deputed to study drought conditions in parts of Karnataka, on Monday visited parts of Chikkaballapura and Tumkur districts.

Maha: Rahul meets PM, seeks relief for drought-hit areas

Last Updated: Monday, May 07, 2012, 23:58

Rahul Gandhi, who had visited the drought-affected areas of Maharashtra last month, today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek relief measures for the area.

No cut in power supply to farmers in drought areas

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 16:22

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said power supply to farmers from the drought-prone areas of the state will not be cut off due to outstanding bills.

Govt may find more work for people in drought-hit areas

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 20:51

The government will provide more than 100 days of jobs guaranteed to people in villages under its flagship NREGA scheme to help mitigate any suffering caused by the drought, according to Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.