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.
Supreme Court issues directive for implementing MGNREGA, food security Act to tackle drought
In a bid to provide relief to households in drought-hit areas, the apex court directed the Centre to release funds to states for providing …
Don't blame it, on, nature
Single ministry to look after watershed programmes
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
Maharashtra to move away from big dams?
CM Fadnavis said his government is considering Madhya Pradesh pattern of drought-proofing that follows small-scale water conservation measures
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 …
A way out of drought
Despite the government sinking crores, plight of the drought-affected people remains unchanged
Drought-prone Banda district awaits the shower of poll promises
Poverty, hunger and deprivation plaguing the Bundelkhand region hardly become a poll issue
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 …
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
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
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
Maharashtra gets Rs 1,207 crore aid to tackle drought
Quarter of state budget allocated to manage water; drip irrigation on 100,000 hectares
The need of the hour is to decentralise drought management and think long-term
Revisits by Down To Earth reporters to villages that undertook water harvesting offer some valuable lessons in drought management
Made to fail
Employment Guarantee Scheme, first of its kind drought relief scheme has had no impact on the drought-prone areas of Maharashtra in almost 30 …
Out of focus
The government's drought relief programmes are bound to fail in the long run. Even the Planning Commission acknowledges that funds for the …
Southern China faces the worst drought