88.6% Of Karnataka’s Area Under Drought As Govt Admits Design Flaw in Water Schemes

Athani, Belagavi: Dhondiram Tukaram Sutar, 68, a farmer and social worker from Pandegaon village in Athani taluka of northern Karnataka, has 2.5 acres of farmland on which he grows jowar (sorghum) eve...

#WorldEnvironmentDay: 600 Million Indians Face Acute Water Crisis

New Delhi: A video of women from Phulambri, Aurangabad in Maharashtra running behind a water tanker--sprinkling water over newly constructed road--to fill their buckets went viral on social media on J...

In India’s Richest State, Drought, Farm Crisis Arrive Early

Shirur (Beed), Maharashtra: Water tankers had to be brought in by February this year to Dahiwandi, a village in Beed, a drought-prone district in the southeastern region of India’s richest state eco...

Drought-Hit Gujarat Has Water For Factories, But Not For Farmers

Ahmedabad and Kutch: Bhavanbhai Patel stood facing his farm, as dry and cracked as his farming hands. The 65-year-old farmer lives in Dayapur village in Lakhpat taluka of southern Kutch, which has bee...

Losing Their Fields And All Hope, Andhra Farmers Turn Daily Wagers

Tuggali (Kurnool district), Andhra Pradesh: B Chennaiah looked anxious as he waited with his family for the 16:30 Hubbali-Vijayawada passenger train to arrive at the Tuggali railway station in Kurnool...

42% India’s Land Area Under Drought, Worsening Farm Distress In Election Year

Bangalore & New Delhi: About 42% of India’s land area is facing drought, with 6% exceptionally dry--four times the spatial extent of drought last year, according to data for the week ending Marc...

With A ‘Normal’ Monsoon Set To Depart, Drought-Like Conditions In 37% Districts In India

New Delhi: The possibility of a drought looms over 251 districts of India, mainly in the east, northeast and south, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of rainfall data for 2018. Karnataka declared...