Drought

UN lists Pakistan among 23 drought-hit countries

By 2050, an additional 4 million square kilometres of natural areas, equivalent to the size of India and Pakistan, would require drought restoration measures, the report said.

published on : 15th May 2022

UN: Horn of Africa drought kills over 1.5 million livestock

The U.N. World Food Program said on February 8 that drought has left an estimated 13 million people in the Horn of Africa facing severe hunger amid the driest conditions since 1981.

published on : 15th February 2022

Fleeing drought, hunger thousands trek to Somalia's capital

Their growing ranks are expected to swell further in the coming months as the Horn of Africa region faces its worst drought conditions in a decade.

published on : 12th February 2022

CM Rao promises salary hikes and promotions for government employees

KCR’s announcements come in the wake of protests against GO 317 

published on : 12th February 2022

Nagaland disaster management body declares drought of 'moderate' nature in state

It also considered the distress situation that had developed in almost the entire farming area affected by these conditions through field verification.

published on : 9th February 2022

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters demand government action over drought in Iranian city

Some videos on social media appeared to show police and protesters clashing in the dry bed of the Zayandehrud River.

published on : 26th November 2021

Kurnool: Team formed to curb migrations 

Responding to a story on migrations published in these columns on Monday, District Collector P Koteswara Rao on Tuesday constituted a special team of officials to look into the matter.

published on : 10th November 2021

Kurnool drought leads to migrations

They used to work as construction workers in cities and as farm workers in chilli fields. 

published on : 8th November 2021

Maharashtra's water-starved Marathwada region records excess rainfall

Officials have earlier said that at least 91 people have died, while over 25 lakh hectares of farmland were destroyed due to excess rainfall in Marathwada in the last four months.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Odisha rains: Normal life hit but farmers happy 

Farmers of Ganjam are relieved after rains lashed the district for the last two days. However, the incessant downpour poured misery on residents of low-lying areas of the district.

published on : 14th September 2021

Time to Educate the Appeasers of Rain God

Even as cities reel under continued onslaughts of heavy showers that come riding the wild winds, entire parts of the country bake in the relentless heat of an unending summer. 

published on : 12th September 2021

Odisha farmers hit as drought looms

The monsoon season has entered its last leg and over 210 out of 314 blocks in the state have reported deficit rainfall, leaving farmers in the throes of despair.

published on : 7th September 2021

Odisha: From Nuapada to Kendrapara, drought spectre looms

In Kendrapara, a prolonged dry spell is haunting farmers with paddy saplings wilting in large tracts due to water shortage and arable land developing cracks. 

published on : 2nd September 2021

Ready with plan to mitigate drought crisis, says Odisha government

The State government on Wednesday claimed that the farmers are fully prepared to face the crisis arising out of scanty rainfall due to timely intervention of the administration.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Winter is coming: Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban's challenges 

About one third of the country's population of 38 million is facing "emergency" or "crisis" levels of food insecurity, according to Ramiz Alakbarov, the local UN humanitarian coordinator.

published on : 1st September 2021
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