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22% deficit rainfall in Bihar

Contrary to the India Meteorological Department forecast Bihar has recorded a deficit of 22 per cent in rainfall so far.

Several parts of Maharashtra continue to reel under flood-like situation

Mumbai has not experienced heavy rains in last 24 hours, but parts of Thane district and Navi Mumbai were hit by heavy rainfall.

First drought, now water: Rains wash away farmers' hopes in Bundelkhand

First drought, now water: Rains wash away farmers' hopes in Bundelkhand

The rains which were expected to be a godsend for the drought-prone Bundelkhand now threaten to be a calamity, according to the farmers.

As Central India faces drought, violence and murders on the rise over water

As Central India faces drought, violence and murders on the rise over water

Even as northern and central India is facing massive drought, police in Bundelkhand and several other regions are reporting a rise in violent clashes over water.

Grounds need to be watered, match or no match: Narendra Modi on IPL drought row

Grounds need to be watered, match or no match: Narendra Modi on IPL drought row

Due to the shifting of matches, Maharashtra had to bear a (revenue) loss, Modi said.

Here's how China is planning to help drought-hit Maharashtra

Here's how China is planning to help drought-hit Maharashtra

China is in talks with India to provide cloud-seeding technology to drought-hit Maharashtra to induce rain and train the staff of local meteorological department.

Drought, water shortage in states: RSS affiliate seeks closure of soft drink units

Drought, water shortage in states: RSS affiliate seeks closure of soft drink units

"Government should understand that survival is more important than the so called development," the Swadeshi Jagran Manch said.

Activists launch Jal Hal campaign in parched Bundelkhand

The Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh is reeling under a severe crisis following drought and unemployment.

Supreme Court nixes plea for 100 percent cut in water to Maharashtra liquor industry

There is a duty cast on the state under Article 21 of the Constitution to provide clean drinking water to its citizens, Petitioner Sanjay Bhaskarrao Kale had argued.

PM Narendra Modi to discuss drought, water scarcity issue with Gujarat CM

The Centre has asked states to take measures for optimally utilising and storing rainwater and also taking measures for water conservation.

Hardships galore: Drought-affected farmers sell-off their prized bullocks

Hardships galore: Drought-affected farmers sell-off their prized bullocks

The harsh drought conditions have severely affected the lives of many farmers in the country, leaving them with little choice but to part with their valuable possessions. The buzzing bullock market of Raichur district in North Karnataka shows the clear picture of their plight.

Drought-hit India needs more of Anjineyya Kurubar – A 5-year-old labourer who became lecturer in Agricultural University of Raichur

Drought-hit India needs more of Anjineyya Kurubar – A 5-year-old labourer who became lecturer in Agricultural University of Raichur

At the tender age of five, when kids usually play with toys, Anjineyya's had already started his life as labour working with heavy tools.

Railways to immediately withdraw Rs 4 crore bill sent to Maharashtra's Latur for 'water trains'

Railways to immediately withdraw Rs 4 crore bill sent to Maharashtra's Latur for 'water trains'

The first water train, christened 'Jaldoot', left Miraj in western Maharashtra on April 11 and reached Latur on April 12, covering the distance of around 342 kilometres.

Maharashtra govt declares 'drought' in 29,000 villages

Maharashtra govt declares 'drought' in 29,000 villages

Maharashtra government has declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, most of them in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

"Do yagya for rains" - BJP MP Virendra Singh’s suggestion to tackle drought

"Do yagya for rains" - BJP MP Virendra Singh’s suggestion to tackle drought

On a day when Supreme Court said that if state governments maintain an 'ostrich-like attitude' towards disasters like drought then the Centre cannot wash off its hands from the constitutional responsibility, a BJP MP offered this as a suggestion to tackle the problem - 'Organise yagyas for rains'.

PM Narendra Modi reviews drought situation in Madhya Pradesh

PM Modi is holding meetings with chief ministers of the drought-affected states to assess the specific requirements of each, and to focus attention on both immediate and long- term measures.

Concern in Lok Sabha over drought, Members demand loan waiver

Voicing concern over the worsening drought situation in the country, Lok Sabha members on Tuesday demanded that the government should waive the loans of farmers and work on war-footing to ensure that people do not suffer for want of drinking water.

KCR meets Modi, seeks more funds for drought relief

KCR said the state had recorded 14 percent deficit rainfall. A total of 231 'mandals' in seven districts have been declared drought-affected.

How dissent over caste, religion deprived a drought-hit village of Sachin Tendulkar's 1 crore fund

How dissent over caste, religion deprived a drought-hit village of Sachin Tendulkar's 1 crore fund

The villagers could not finalise the tendering process and as a result, did not receive the promised funds.

Termites are not just pests; can show way to drought control

Termites are not just pests; can show way to drought control

You only know that termites, popularly known as white ants, are nasty pests because they munch away your wooden furniture. But ancient Indians knew these insects can be our saviors in times of drought like the one parts of India are now experiencing. They knew that termite mounds which these insects build are indicators of nearby ground water.