20 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government declared another 468 villages of parched Saurashtra and Kutch region as 'partially scarcity-hit', taking the total number of such villages reeling under acute water crisis, to nearly 1,000.
06 May 2016
New Delhi: The Centre has released Rs 9,367 crore to drought-hit states under MGNREGA in 2016-17, Parliament was informed today.
05 Aug 2012
Drought-hit states like Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra are facing acute shortage of fodder and have petitioned the Centre to urgently address the issue as it could affect dairy industry.
06 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: Fed up with cold response from the district administration to their demand to declare Devbhoomi Dwarka as drought-hit, farmers have knocked at God's door for help and submitted a memorandum to Lord Krishna seeking divine intervention to alleviate their sufferings.
23 Apr 2016
New Delhi: The Centre yesterday approved assistance of Rs 842.7 crore for Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh, which have been affected by drought or floods.
12 May 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday said that if state governments maintain an "ostrich-like attitude" towards disasters like drought then the Centre cannot wash off its hands from the constitutional responsibility as the "buck stops" with it in matters concerning common people.
08 Mar 2016
Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP directed all the party's MLAs, MLCs and MPs in the state to shoulder the responsibility for tackling drought in affected regions, particularly Marathwada.
06 Feb 2016
Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe yesterday declared a 'state of disaster' in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.
23 May 2016
New Delhi: After having consulted the states affected by drought this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to shortly announce several long-term measures to tackle the problem, official sources said here today.
18 May 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked 11 drought-hit states including Maharashtra to take measures on a weekly basis for drought-proofing of villages till the monsoon arrives in the first week of June.