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.

Centre asks states to take firm action against onion hoarders

The Centre Tuesday said the price spike in onions is due to artificial scarcity and asked the state governments to take firm action against hoarders.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

The government on Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 per cent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.

Summer crop production to fall 15-20% short: Mukherjee

India`s farm production in the Kharif season could fall by 15-20 percent due to poor monsoon that has resulted in drought situation in 252 districts in ten states, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday.

Rajasthan declares 26 districts as scarcity-hit

Rajasthan government has declared 26 out of the 33 districts of the state as scarcity-hit following insufficient rains and failure of kharif crop.