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When will people get respite from severe heat waves?
Thu, May 30, 2019
Heat waves are prevailing across the country, but the situation in Maharashtra and southern states is very serious due to rising temperature. In Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, water level has reached at zero level. Farmers in Marathwada region have threaten to commit suicide if the government fails to take measures to provide them water. To discuss the situation, Zee Business speaks to Weather scientist and other experts to know the steps the government should take to help out people.
India rules out lowering sugar import tax in near term, says government source
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Indian government is unlikely to lower import duty on sugar due to decline in its production on account of cane shortage.
India's sugar production likely to fall to 22 million tonnes in 2016-17 on cane shortage
Thu, Jan 05, 2017
India`s sugar production in 2016-17 is likely to fall to 22 million tonnes (MT), down 4.3% from an earlier estimate, as mills in its key producing state are closing early due to a cane shortage, industry officials told Reuters.
India scraps wheat import duty, raising doubts about output estimates
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
India has scrapped its 10% import duty on wheat, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on Thursday, amid fears of a shortage of the staple after droughts in 2014 and 2015 depleted stocks.
Jaldoot water train completes its 111th and last run to Latur
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
The civic body had stopped water supply through taps in February 2016, after its reservoirs ran dry.
96% chances of monsoon to be normal or excess this year: India Meteorological Department
Thu, Jun 02, 2016
Due to poor monsoon in 2015-16 crop year (July-June), 10 states have declared drought.
Rainfall in drought-hit states in next three-five days: Indian Meteorological Department
Mon, May 30, 2016
The southern regions will due to western disturbances see an evident increase in rainfall in the later part of this week as per their modals .
Farmers to earn 20% more in FY17 on account of rains
Mon, May 30, 2016
A normal monsoon this year is expected to provide 20 % boost to the income of farmers, whose debt leverage has touched 22 % following two years of droughts, domestic brokerage JM Financial has projected.
El Nino fading in Australia may help bring India's inflation down; here's how
Wed, May 25, 2016
The strongest El Nino in 20 years has finally ended after two years - in the time it's led to poor rains in Australia last year and a drought this year. The El Nino ending may help in easing India's inflation and make a case for a rate cut in the next RBI policy meet. How?
Supreme Court slams authorities over ''ostrich-like'' attitude to drought
Thu, May 12, 2016
A petition filed by Swaraj Abhiyan, a Delhi-based non-profit group, said that India`s current method of declaring drought was unscientific, archaic and arbitrary and states had, as a result, failed to recognise the drought as a natural disaster.
266 districts in 11 different states are drought affected in 2015-16
Tue, May 10, 2016
As per the information given by the government in the Rajya Sabha, 266 districts in 11 different states are declared drought affected in 2015-16. A total of 13497 crore rupees has been approved for drought relief by the NDRF in 2015-16.
When is a Drought declared?
Mon, May 02, 2016
https://factly.inVarious parts of the country are reeling under a severe drought. But how is drought measured and when is it declared? What are the different ministries involved in drought relief?