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Monsoon splashes into drought-hit states


India's monsoon has splashed back into life, lifting the threat of prolonged drought in the major rice and sugar producer with a second consecutive week of heavier-than-normal rains that could revive

Crisis-hit state to grow fodder on govt lands

Starvation and death threaten 1.4 lakh animals now lodged at 193 state-run `goshalas’ (cattle camps), unless the state government continues to replenish its fodder stock. If drought has wiped out the

Drought: All-party team to Delhi?

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Saturday that he was contemplating to lead a delegation of leaders of all parties to New Delhi in order to step up pressure on the Union government for release

Drought teams to get the real picture


Come Saturday, the state government will once again seek adequate central assistance to tackle the drought, during a meeting with the two Central Study teams, which are touring drought-hit districts t

Crop output likely to be better than 2009 drought year: Govt


Despite deficient monsoon rains, the country's foodgrains output this year is likely to surpass that of the 2009 drought year, the government said on Thursday.

Monsoon rains have been 15 per cent def

Pleasant temperature in North, Rajasthan escapes drought


With intermittent showers lashing the North, most parts of the region witnessed pleasant weather as temperatures hovered close to normal levels.

Rajasthan narrowly escaped the drought due to widespr

Poor food distribution led to famine: Binayak

Despite excess of foodgrains and good crop production, failure to distribute the grains to the needy is the main reason behind starvation and malnutrition in India. The improper distribution system le

Manjeera dry despite inflows

The Krishna basin in the state is finally getting sizeable inflows, but the Godavari river is still devoid of inflows, particularly its tributary, the Manjeera. As a result, the two major projects in

Drought occurs every 2.5 years: ICAR report

In a finding that could help predict drought, farm scientists have noticed that deficit rainfall and drought follow a chronological pattern, repeating every 2.5 years in Telangana and Rayalaseema, and

More economists cut India growth forecasts


More economists slashed their economic forecasts for India with Citigroup and CLSA cutting their outlooks for growth to 5.4 per cent and 5.5 per cent respectively in the fiscal year ending March, with

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