Heavy rain lashes Kashmir Valley

Heavy rains lashed the Kashmir Valley on Monday, leading to water-logging at many places in Srinagar.

Karnataka: Heavy rains lash DK, woman killed in lightning

Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed the Dakshina Kannada district in coastal Karnataka last night, claiming the life of a woman who was killed in lightning.

El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?
El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?

The Indian agriculture sector, which is already reeling from unseasonal rains that have been lashing parts of the country for several weeks, could face more trouble in the form of El Nino.

Rains again lash Punjab and Haryana, dash farmers' hopes

Moderate to heavy rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana in past 24 hours, dashing the hopes of farmers as wet weather was likely to hamper wheat harvesting in the two agrarian states.

Five farmers die due to 'shock' over crop loss in UP

Five farmers died of 'shock' in parts of Uttar Pradesh, all apparently distressed over damage to their crops due to unseasonal rains in the state.

Dattatreya, Naidu tour rain-hit areas in Telangana

Reaching out to farmers hit by unseasonal rains this week in Telangana, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Bandaru Dattatreya Wednesday visited different affected districts and assured that there is no dearth of funds to help them.

Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu

Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, bringing respite from the sweltering summer.

Rs 5,000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security.

Centre relaxes quality norms for wheat procurement in Haryana

Providing relief to farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the Centre on Tuesday relaxed the quality norms for procurement of wheat in Haryana.

Akhilesh declares calamity in UP, seeks Rs 1,000 cr from PM

With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy nearly 50,000 hectares of crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.

Over 76,000 farmers identified for relief in Muzaffarnagar

In the fresh assessment of losses of crops, the district authorities have identified over 76,000 farmers affected due to untimely rain and hailstorm for compensation.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy 50,000 hectares of crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.

Extensive crop damage as heavy rains lash UP

Extensive damage to crops has been reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh as heavy rains accompanied by light wind lashed the state for the second consecutive day on Monday.

Uttar Pradesh fixes Rs 1,500 as minimum amount for rain-hit farmers

Amid reports that paltry sums were doled out to some farmers hit by untimely rains, Uttar Pradesh government on Monday fixed Rs 1,500 as the minimum amount to be paid to the aggrieved agriculturists.

Govt to provide free seeds to farmers in Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday announced fresh measures to provide relief to rain-hit farmers in the state including free distribution of seeds among them and an increased subsidy on ginger and turmeric seeds.

UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers
UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers

Uttar Pradesh government on Friday asked the Centre to immediately release Rs 1,000 crore as relief to farmers hit by untimely rains and hailstorm in the state.

Rawat seeks 6-month exemption for farmers from payment of loan interest

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to send a team to the state to assess the damage done to crops by unseasonal rains and exempt the farmers from paying interest on their loans taken from nationalised banks for the next six months.

Monsoon expected to be normal this year: Arvind Subramanian

This year's monsoon rains are expected to be normal, the finance ministry's Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to announce relief for rain hit farmers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to announce relief for rain-hit farmers at a public meeting in west Delhi's Mundka area on Saturday, a senior government official said on Thursday.