Chinese factories close as drought hurts hydropower

Makers of solar power equipment in Sichuan including Tongwei Solar Co. Ltd. and GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. said they received notices to ration power.

published on : 17th August 2022

Spain water crisis: Historic drought, heatwave grills country; reservoirs at just 25 per cent of their capacity

Spain is the second most visited country and significant amounts of water are used in tourism infrastructures. But agriculture absorbs the bulk -- over 80 per cent -- of the country's water resources.

published on : 8th August 2022

Over 51 per cent rain deficit, Jharkhand government set to declare state as drought-hit

A detailed report is being prepared in this regard, on the basis of which, the final decision will be taken by holding a meeting with senior officials of the Agriculture and Disaster Management Dept.

published on : 28th July 2022

Italy declares state of emergency to confront drought

The focus will be placed on easing droughts along the Po River -- Italy's longest waterway that is running 85 per cent below its normal water levels -- and the Eastern Alps.

published on : 5th July 2022

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

Droughts in India influenced by North Atlantic air currents: IISc study

The study, which has been published in Science, was carried out by researchers at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), IISc. 

published on : 12th December 2020

Maharashtra drought: 26 dams hit zero water storage level as on May 18

Sanjay Lakhe Patil, a social activist, alleged that the state government's distribution of fodder camps for cattle in the drought-affected regions was not proper.

published on : 18th May 2019

Kerala floods one month after: Kalady bracing up for drought

A month after the floods, Kalady residents are also worried about the quality of soil in agricultural lands.

published on : 19th September 2018

Hard hit by drought, villages in Andhra's Anantapur become ghost towns

Perennially drought-hit, Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is an an area of absence, its people exiled to far places by a neverending dry spell.

published on : 28th April 2017

Opposition-backed bandh in Tamil Nadu affects normal life, Stalin held in Tiruvarur

While shops, hotels downed their shutters across the state, government buses were seen plying on the roads.

published on : 25th April 2017

At least 10 killed in latest Kenya drought clash

At least 10 people have been killed in the latest clashes in drought-hit Kenya between rural communities fighting over pasture to graze their animals, police said on Monday.

published on : 20th March 2017

As if drought weren’t bad enough

Demonetisation couldn't have come at a worse time for Ballari farmers. November is when they harvest the kharif crop and sow for rabi.

published on : 18th December 2016