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45-year-old woman dies while standing in water queue in Latur

 A 45 years old woman died while fetching water in Maharashtra's drought-hit Latur district today.

Drought vulnerability a challenge to India ratings: Moody's

Drought vulnerability a challenge to India ratings: Moody's

Moody's currently rates India at 'Baa3', the lowest investment grade -- just a notch above 'junk' status.

Govt downgrades rain forecast, rules out drought

This indicates that the country is expected to receive "deficient" rainfall,.

Poor monsoon threatens first drought in five years

A poor monsoon cuts exports, stokes food inflation and leads to lower demand for products ranging from cars to consumer goods.

Govt announces relief measures for drought-hit areas

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.

Six states seek central fund to tackle drought-like-situation

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana have sought central assistance to tackle drought-like-situation, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Indian banks can weather impact of drought: RBI

The Reserve Bank on Tuesday said Indian lenders are resilient enough to weather the pressure on farm loans caused by drought like situation because of deficient monsoon.

Poor rain: Govt to converge MNREGA & other schemes

The government on Monday said it will converge the MNREGA and other schemes to meet the challenges of drought-like situation in several states and enhance imports of commodities in short-supply to control price rise.

Industries asks govt to take steps to meet drought like situation

Expressing concern over the impact of deficit monsoon on the economy, the industry has asked the government to take urgent steps like providing subsidised diesel to farmers and focussing on distribution of high yielding and drought resistant seeds.

‘PM anxious over drought-like situation’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday reviewed the drought-like situation in some parts of the country and its impact on prices with Food Minister K V Thomas who suggested stepping up imports of pulses and edible oils.

Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.