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Spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha

14 districts have recorded nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall in the month of July With nearly 50% deficiency in rainfall recorded in 14 districts in the month of July, the spectre of drought looms large over coastal Odisha. The situation in the five districts of Khordha, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri is worsening with every […]

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KLIP will eradicate drought in TS: Eatala

Minister for Health Eatala Rajender said the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) would give a fillip to the fisheries sector as well as empower the fishermen as water in the project would be available throughout the year. The Minister released fish seedlings in Lower Manair Dam (LMD) on the outskirts of Karimnagar on Friday. Speaking […]

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Amid dissent in AIADMK, DMK demands session of state assembly

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu launched a damage control exercise on Sunday after two of its legislators demanded an end to the dual leadership in the party after the Lok Sabha election rout which prompted the opposition DMK to demand an urgent session of the assembly. DMK President M K Stalin urged Chief Minister […]

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A thirsty Chennai waits

As the last of the waters evaporates from the Red Hills, Poondi, Sholavaram and Chembarambakkam reservoirs, Chennai is scrambling for every drop of precious blue gold thatit can get this summer. The city is now looking at the cavernous quarries scattered around it, some of which hold vast quantities of water. Giant pipes have been […]

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Anti-drought projects under rural job scheme incomplete, abandoned

A large number of anti-drought projects related to water harvesting and micro irrigation that have been taken up in many states in the past few years under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) either remain incomplete or have been abandoned, government data shows. This assumes significance as several districts in central, east […]

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1.40 lakh cattle admitted to fodder camps to survive drought in Pune dist

With drought declared in 112 talukas at least 1.41 lakh cattle (cows, bullock and others) have been admitted to fodder camps in Pune district. Till Saturday, the Pune divisional commissionerate sanctioned 251 cattle fodder camps in the division. Maharashtra government has declared 112 talukas as severely drought-hit, and thousands of villages are dependent on water […]

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Dry days ahead? Marathwada and Vidarbha face threat of rain deficit

Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra are in the belt that may receive the lowest rainfall across the country this monsoon. According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet, which released its region-wise rainfall forecast for the southwest monsoon on Tuesday, these regions may witness a below-normal or deficient monsoon this year. Skymet’s forecast warned that the […]

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State reels under drought as water reserves dry up

While situation remains grim in Marathwada, scarcity hits western Maharashtra too; 750 tankers deployed in Pune division As the water situation steadily worsens in the arid Marathwada region, districts in ‘water-abundant’ western Maharashtra, too, are feeling the lash of the drought. Rising mercury levels have resulted in the rapid depletion of water stocks in the […]