Rajasthan govt declares 1,388 villages in four districts as 'Drought-affected'
As per the notification, 131 villages of Barmer district have ...
Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife
Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack of food and water in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, whose very name comes from the four pools of water normally filled by the flooding Zambezi River each rainy season, and where wildlife traditionally drink. The word "mana'' means four in the Shona language.
Declare "wet drought" in Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray to governor
Asked about the delay in government formation in Maharashtra after the October 21 elections, Aaditya said his party has given all authority in the matter to Sena chief and his father Uddhav Thackeray. The Sena delegation included Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde, who was earlier in the day elected the party leader in the state legislature.
View: Behind JJP's move to ally with BJP, the aim is to end a 14-year long power drought for Chautalas
By supporting the BJP, JJP has taken a complete u-turn on its stand during the campaign when it vowed not to support the BJP post the results. Both Dushyant Chautala and his mother had made public statements saying they would never support the BJP.
Bats starving to death in Australia drought
There has been a "rapid increase" in the number of stricken native flying foxes found in areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the past two weeks, rescue group Bats Queensland told AFP.
From drought to deluge: Monsoon begins retreat after extended stay
October 9 withdrawal marks most delayed departure; season saw many rain records being drowned.
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
Post drought like conditions cause lower cane production
ICRA observes that given the above context, India’s ability to export sugar and continued policy support by govt to divert sugarcane production towards ethanol manufacture will remain a key to sustaining the health of the sugar industry.
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Paddy sowing has been badly affected with at least 24 of the 38 districts of the state receiving less than normal rain till August 15.
Government imposes MEP on onion exports to tame domestic prices
Government has started taking these series of price control measures to tame onion prices, which have only recently turned remunerative for farmers after remaining subdued for more than a year.
Pulses export falls on drought-like condition
The exports of Basmati, however, have shown a healthy growth of 16 per cent.
India monsoon hits drought-hit Maharashtra: IMD
Maharashtra is the country's second biggest producer of cotton, sugar cane and soybeans, and top producer of onions and summer-sown pulses.
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