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El Nino may hit already hurt Indian farmers

The country saw a 24 per cent rainfall deficit in September and if El Nino continues till spring, it may bring down average rainfall in 2019 …

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20,000 drought-hit tribal farmers march to Mumbai

This is the third mass farmer protest the state has witnessed this year

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It's time we shift farmers' economic burden

Assured net income, including assured minimum support price for crops, can put an end to farmer suicide cases in India

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Climate change will cause a cascade of catastrophes in the future: study

New study says that if something isn't done to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, people could be forced to cope with three to six …

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Ecological drought: where not just humanity but ecosystems suffer

US scientists have defined a new type of drought brought about by climate change, one which increases the vulnerability of ecosystems

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Power generation stresses an already water-starved India

A report says that power generation will account for nearly 9 per cent of the water consumed in India by 2050

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Sikkim best prepared to tackle drought, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh the least

All four districts of the northeastern state are resilient to drought, but that’s not the case with any of the districts in Rajasthan …

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87% of MGNREGA's annual fund already spent

More than a third of India is facing drought-like situation and a fund crunch in MGNREGA for the remaining financial year can perpetuate the …

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Scientists develop transgenic rice that can grow under high salinity, drought

A team of Indian and international scientists hit upon the idea while studying a wild rice variety, Pokkali, grown in coastal regions of …

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Maharashtra heads towards a drier drought

While last year, the state’s 14,679 villages were hit …

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Why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods, droughts

The only way India can maximise the value of its massive investments in weather and S2S forecasts is by ensuring a process to bridge the gap …

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Kerala: After the deluge, a drought in the works

Major rivers and wells in the state have seen their water levels dip precariously after a terrible flood hit the state in August

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