Bundelkhand's dalit women join hands to build water banks

Farmers of the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh started facing acute water shortage this year, too, with the onset of summer. Still, the residents of this village did not give up hope but have stood against it by holding 'Paani Panchayat' for reserving water.

Over 100 infants died in Pakistan's Sindh of viral diseases

Over 100 newborn babies and several women have died in Pakistan's drought-hit southern Sindh province this month of water-borne and viral diseases, according to health officials.

DNA: The plight of Bundelkhand farmers

Watch how poor farmers in Bundelkhand live a life of struggles and hardship.

Telangana CM KCR spends Rs 7 crore on yagam, ignores drought-hit farmers' plight
Telangana CM KCR spends Rs 7 crore on yagam, ignores drought-hit farmers' plight

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has said that the no government funds have been used for `Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam`.

DNA: Bundelkhand—the worst place in India to be a farmer

Watch how poor farmers in Bundelkhand live their life.

DNA: The heart-wrenching reality of drought-hit Bundelkhand

As per the Exclusive Zee Media report, the people of Bundelkhand are so poor that they are forced to eat 'Ghas ki Roti' (grass bread) to beat their hunger pangs.

Shocking! People of Bundelkhand are forced to eat 'Ghaas ki Roti' – Zee Media Exclusive
Shocking! People of Bundelkhand are forced to eat 'Ghaas ki Roti' – Zee Media Exclusive

Here is a shocking revelation by Zee Media which narrates a heart wrenching survival story of poor farmers of Simra village situated in Bundelkhand's Tikampur region in Uttar Pradesh.

Why are people of Bundelkhand forced to eat roti made of grass?-Part 4

In some villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, which has been hit by drought for the third time in a row due to deficient rainfall, people are now forced to eat chapatis made of grass and sabzi made of weeds.Most of the villagers affected by the drought are farmers who have lost their cr

Why are people of Bundelkhand forced to eat roti made of grass?- Part 3

In some villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, which has been hit by drought for the third time in a row due to deficient rainfall, people are now forced to eat chapatis made of grass and sabzi made of weeds.Most of the villagers affected by the drought are farmers who have lost their cr

Why are people of Bundelkhand forced to eat roti made of grass?-Part 2

In some villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, which has been hit by drought for the third time in a row due to deficient rainfall, people are now forced to eat chapatis made of grass and sabzi made of weeds.Most of the villagers affected by the drought are farmers who have lost their cr

Why are people of Bundelkhand forced to eat roti made of grass?

In some villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, which has been hit by drought for the third time in a row due to deficient rainfall, people are now forced to eat chapatis made of grass and sabzi made of weeds.Most of the villagers affected by the drought are farmers who have lost their cr

Aurangabad's 'Roti Bank' to fight against hunger

'Roti Bank' collects and provides food for at least 300 people every day in the Aurangabad.

DNA: Look what the poor in Uttar Pradesh are eating to survive- Part-II

In Lalwadi village in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, they show us where they forage for the next meal: a parched field on the outskirts. Here, they scrape through the mud at the base of a dried stalk of a local grass, known as fikaar.

DNA: Look what the poor in Uttar Pradesh are eating to survive

In Lalwadi village in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region, they show us where they forage for the next meal: a parched field on the outskirts. Here, they scrape through the mud at the base of a dried stalk of a local grass, known as fikaar.

Drought hits 207 districts in nine states, major steps taken

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said all farmers in the country would get soil health cards by 2017.

Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

Back-to-back droughts for the first time in nearly 30 years mean some rural areas in the north are running out of water for human consumption and agriculture, prompting warnings of serious consequences if urgent action is not taken.

 

Children bear brunt of climate change: UNICEF
Children bear brunt of climate change: UNICEF

Climate change means more droughts, floods, heatwaves and other severe weather conditions.

Watch: Top 25 Headlines of UP

Watch: Top 25 Headlines of UP

Govt asks 6 states to submit report on drought situation

The Government on Thursday asked six states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, to immediately inform the Centre about drought-affected districts and submit memorandum seeking financial assistance.

Central team tours drought-hit areas, Maharashtra seeks Rs 4000 cr aid

A Central team is on a two-day visit to Maharashtra to assess the damage in drought-hit areas, after the state government sought a relief package of Rs 4,000 crore from the Union government.