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India has not reached drought situation yet: Pawar


India has not reached the drought situation yet, although it faces the challenge of maintaining record foodgrains production due to weak monsoons this year, agriculture minster Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.

MSS warns of impending drought, grain shortage

Eminent agriculture scientist and Rajya Sabha MP, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, on Wednesday raised concern about droughts and shortage of grain following the abnormal monsoon this year.

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Poor Maharashtra, Karnataka rains worry Pawar


Even though the monsoon has progressed in north India, the Centre is worried that poor rains in Karnataka and Maharashtra could adversely affect the production of coarse cereals, apart from putting s

Monsoon showers lash capital after long wait


Ending Delhiites' long wait, monsoon showers lashed the capital on Friday after a delay of eight days bringing relief from scorching heat but those on roads in evening hours were at the receiving end

Chennaito get more rain this month

Just as in May, the month of June was warmer in the city this year. While Meenambakkam recorded two degrees Celsius more than the normal mean temperature, Nungambakkam registered 0.5 C higher mean tem

Deficient rains not worrisome for paddy: Pawar


The deficient rainfall during last month has affected the sowing of coarse cereals but there is no cause for worry for the paddy crop, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said.

The monsoon

Monsoon stalls, drought a fear after mid-July


India's monsoons should improve next week, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday, as concerns grow that the progress of the crucial June-to-September rains has halted and has hit the sowin

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

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, rail traffic hit

In the first major downpour since the arrival of monsoon in Mumbai, heavy rains lashed the city on Thursday disrupting rail traffic.

69 pc India gets deficient rains; monsoon to miss Delhi date


Nearly two-thirds of the country have received deficient or scanty rains this season as monsoon appeared set to miss its date with Delhi.

According to data released by the weather office on Tuesday,

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