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Where does the water go during a drought? Germany researchers try to find out
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Drought, literature and the lessons
It is imminently important for us to spend considerable time researching the water woes plaguing India and the indigenous solutions, existing in …
Extreme weather in North East: Floods in some districts, others stay dry
While some districts such as Assam’s Dhemaji and Dibrugarh received excess rainfall, others in Manipur and Mizoram are reeling under …
Every drop counts: How a cooperative turned 250 acres of Dharmapuri green
Cooperative forest in Tamil Nadu’s drought-prone area an example of the power of water conservation
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Dams were built to control floods; they are now triggers
Most of the recent floods in the country have occurred due to sudden release of dam water
The dictum on desertification: UNCCD CoP14 presents an opportunity
Land is at the core of fighting climate change that is sure to hurt all sections eventually
Drought-prone Banda district awaits the shower of poll promises
Poverty, hunger and deprivation plaguing the Bundelkhand region hardly become a poll issue
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
Drought but why: Jharkhand staring at food insecurity
Primarily a rain dependant state, Jharkhand is witnessing deficient rainfall for the past few years now and even its relatively well-off farmers …
Drought but why: What happened to the promise of a drought-free Maharashtra?
Between October last year and February this year, the state government has declared 151 talukas and 268 revenue circle as drought-hit.
Maharashtra rejects more agri insurance claims even as farm suicides double
No data on suicides across India since 2015; number of claim rejections far exceeded number of cases approved in 2016-18
India’s food self-sufficiency is conditional to drought-hit districts
For over 40 years India’s net sown areas remain the same; drought-hit areas have to increase production to match food demand
Drought, but why: Karnataka’s water woes won't go away by throwing money on it
Across Karnataka successive monsoon failures in 2018 brought on dire straits for the farmers
Drought, but why: Normal monsoon doesn’t mean no drought
One-third of India’s districts are chronically drought-hit despite receiving above normal rainfall
Drought, but why: Area under cultivation has halved in Andhra Pradesh's Ananthapuramu
Decades of deficit rainfall, monoculture in agriculture and perpetually mounting farmer debts have left the district in the lurch
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 …
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
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 and …
The goat gamble
It has been a slow and steady shift over decades. Forced by declining returns from farming in ecologically fragile areas, small farmers have been …