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State stares at worst drought in 4 decades

The first big test for new Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is coping with what is turning out to be Karnataka’s worst drought in the last four decades. With a rainfall deficit of around 40 per cent,

N. Karnataka’s lifeline Almatti goes bone dry

The effect of the prevailing drought across north Karnataka has been so severe this time that the Almatti dam, one of the biggest water storage facilities in the State, has turned bone dry. According

Lull in farming as drought sets in

Farming is being hindered as rains continue to play truant, with nearly half the state reeling under a drought-like situation. The total cultivated area in the state this year is 18.32 lakh hectares (

Is India staring at another drought?

In what could be a repeat of the 2009 drought scenario, the Indian monsoon has played truant again with 74 per cent of the country facing a rainfall deficit.

North-west India has experienced the max

Drought team happy, says DVS


A team of officials of the Union government, which toured drought-affected areas of Karnataka, has lauded the state government for providing succor in these areas, according to Chief Minister D V Sada

No hike in Central drought aid till 2015

There is no respite in sight for drought-hit Karnataka with the Centre deciding not to enhance the compensation for affected states till 2015. The state is facing the worst calamity in the past 40 yea

Drought: Central team to visit state

The Union government on Wednesday assured an all-party delegation led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda that a team of officers would be sent immediately to assess the drought situation in Karnat

Sonia insensitive to drought in state, say Shettar, DVS

Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s visit to a drought-hit village in Chitradurga, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and his cabinet colleague, Jagadish Shettar criticised her for not

India likely to avoid drought again in 2012


India is likely to avoid a drought in 2012 as monsoon rains needed to irrigate 60 per cent of the farmland in the major grains producer are likely to be average.

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Farmers lay siege to Vidhana Soudha

Farmers hit the streets of the city on Wednesday demanding the waiver of agricultural loans taken by them in view of the severe drought which has gripped the state. Raitha Sangha president Kodihalli C

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