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.

Maharashtra to review drought like situation, says Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra government has collected information about rainfall and sowing from all parts of the state, based on which a decision to compensate farmers will be taken at the cabinet meeting scheduled for July 30, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said here on Sunday.

Monsoon showers continue in north, humid day in Delhi

Monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of north India on Sunday as temperature hovered around normal levels in the region.

Drought looms over Rajasthan as 23 districts got deficit rains

With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday.