Chittaur kept head above water in drought
Perched high on a hill in Rajasthan's Chittaurgarh district, this 8th century fort had an intricate water system capable of harvesting three …
Drought watch: More than half of India affected in July
Around 46.11 per cent of the country is ‘abnormally dry’ or ‘exceptionally dry’
With half a million new farm ponds, should farmers be worried about deficit monsoon?
In the last 12 years, the MGNREGA has created at least 46 new water harvesting structures in every village
वैज्ञानिकों ने बनाई नई प्रणाली, महीनों पहले दे देगी सूखे की चेतावनी
वैज्ञानिकों ने एक ऐसे पूर्वानुमान प्रणाली विकसित की है, जो महीनों पहले ही सूखे की चेतावनी देती है। यह प्रणाली उन करोड़ों किसानों के ...
Drought unites people
1,300 drought-prone Maharashtra villages build watershed structures on their own to harvest every drop of rain this monsoon
Drought, land degradation affect 1.5 billion people: UN report
UNCCD’s global report on desertification, land degradation and drought explains the current scenario through figures
UNCCD COP14 throws up innovative methods to fund drought mitigation
Commercialisation of basic livelihood and services like water and sanitation would generate sufficient funds to mitigate drought, they said
New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance
Advance warning about likely deficit in reservoir storage could help in water management during droughts
What southern Africa can learn from other countries about adapting to drought
Southern Africa should invest in innovative ways of saving water
NGOs left holding the baby
The state is slowly withdrawing from the welfare sector leaving voluntary organisations in a quandary
सामान्य मानसून के बावजूद सूखे के पूरे आसार!
एक सामान्य मानसून के पूर्वानुमान को किसानों के फायदे से जोड़ना बेमानी बात है। जो रूझान दिख रहे हैं, उसे एक आपदा की शुरुआत ...
अगर आपको किसी ऐसी जगह पर रहना पड़े जो देश के गिने चुने अधिकतम सूखे क्षेत्र में आता हो, तो आप किस तरह के ...
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
Why is Karnataka protesting change in definition of drought?
New norms for declaring drought are too stringent to be practical and are indicative of Centre’s intention to pass on the financial burden …
In the Parliament on March 8, 2016
Here’s a round-up of today’s debates and reports on environmental and developmental issues
Going back to the past for a better future
The Tarun Bharat Sangh is helping drought-hit villagers of Alwar district of Rajasthan grow crops by reviving a traditional system of dam …
Jharkhand’s children deprived of mid-day meal despite Supreme Court order, say activists
Jharkhand is the one of the worst-affected states in the country with its 22 out of 24 districts facing drought
Saurashtra woes: Helpless farmers hope for the miracle of water
Arid Saurashtra in Gujarat has been facing an acute agrarian crisis due to lack of water for irrigation
Cape Town invites public comments on draft water strategy
Says the strategy will ensure the city is more resilient to future natural droughts
Conflicts over water
Four of the 10 drought-hit states in the country face chronic conflicts because of poor water management and diversion of water to urban areas
Supreme Court directs Centre to prepare national disaster plan to tackle drought
The apex court has directed the Union government to revise the Drought Management Manual at the earliest till the end of 2016
Kerala declared drought-hit; water level in dams falls by 40 per cent
All the 14 districts of the state are facing severe water scarcity
Drought emergency in Georgia in the US
'Traditional water management systems key to water security'
Yogesh Jadeja is the director of Arid Communities and Technologies, an organisation that has been active in Bhuj and Kachchh areas of Gujarat …