Drought forcing villagers to migrate from Rajathan border district

Drought-like conditions are forcing villagers residing along the India-Pakistan border in the desert state of Rajasthan to migrate in search of greener pastures. If local NGOs are to be believed, over 100 villages situated in Barmer district are facing a severe water and fodder crisis.

UP govt demands over Rs 6100 cr aid for drought-hit areas

Uttar Pradesh government Thursday demanded a package of Rs 6138.42 crore for 44 drought-hit districts of the state.

UP govt delayed submission of drought report: Union Agri Min

 Alleging the Uttar Pradesh government of being "lax" towards farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today claimed that the state provided a report on the 44 drought-affected districts late, owing to which there would be delay in taking decision on the relief package.

Central team to assess drought situation in Haryana
Central team to assess drought situation in Haryana

The Centre has constituted a nine member Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess the drought situation in Haryana and recommend financial assistance required for the state.

Central team to visit Haryana soon to assess drought situation

A central team will soon visit Haryana to assess the drought situation in the state and damage to kharif crops.

UP govt suspends recovery of dues and loans from farmers

Uttar Pradesh government has suspended recovery of all revenue dues and cooperative bank loans from farmers in drought and flood-affected areas of the state.

Two-third of Uttar Pradesh districts face drought

More than two-third of the districts in Uttar Pradesh are facing an acute drought, officials said on Saturday.

Make Andhra Pradesh drought-free, Naidu asks Uma Bharati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday called on union minister Uma Bharati, and sought the central government's co-operation in making his state drought-free.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil`s largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.

BJP asks Maharashtra govt to declare drought in state

The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to declare drought in the state, and to seek relief from Central contingency fund to tackle the acute water shortage in areas like Marathwada.

Govt downgrades rain forecast to deficient, rules out drought

The government today downgraded this season`s rain forecast from "below normal" to "deficient" despite monsoon picking up recently but ruled out any possibility of drought.

Declare Marathwada, west Vidarbha drought-hit: BJP

The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Friday demanded that the state government should declare Marathwada and western Vidarbha regions in the state as drought affected due to scanty rains there this season.

War-torn Somalia appeals for urgent aid amid drought

Somalia`s government begged for help Tuesday, warning the war-torn nation once again faced a hunger and drought catastrophe three years after famine killed more than a quarter of a million people.

Sri Lanka drought hits one million

Over one million people in Sri Lanka have been severely affected by a prolonged drought in 14 districts, Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said Monday.

Around 24 percent rain deficit in Rajasthan till July 30: Govt

The Rajasthan government informed the Assembly that there has been a deficit of about 24 percent in rainfall in the state till July 30 due to delayed arrival of monsoon and it will carry out crop assessment this month end if the trend continued.

No legislative agenda of Lok Sabha for Monday

Even though the current session of parliament is scheduled till August 14, the government has not listed any legilsative business for Monday in Lok Sabha which will just have a `calling attention` and resumed discussion on flood and drought situation in the country.

Congress demands special package for drought, flood-hit farmers

Congress today asked the government to announce a special package for farmers affected by drought and floods saying the country would not survive if their condition continued to be precarious.

Govt allays apprehension about drought-like situation

With monsoon picking up momentum, government allayed apprehensions about deficit in rainfall, saying things are looking a "little more optimistic" and a drought-like situation is unlikely.

Monsoon deficit comes down; good rains likely in coming days

Deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days that will help complete sowing operations, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

Monsoon expected to be normal, no need to be alarmist: Minister

Monsoon is expected to be normal in the coming weeks and there is no need to be `alarmist`, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said.