Development takes a backseat as states combat extreme weather spending on disaster management has exceeded spending on agriculture and rural development in some states. A World Bank report said extreme weather events like floods, cyclones and droughts forced Maharashtra, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh to spend more on relief and damages than on development schemes between 2002 and 2007.
There have been several air circulation disturbances in the recent past. Heat waves have scorched Orissa and West Bengal, while cyclonic storms took shape in the Bay of Bengal. Scientists pore over data to explain the unusual weather, writes Archita Bhatta
Hot spell in India kills 80 in eastern India. Heat waves now come earlier and stay longer. This latest special report by Down To Earth team covers the heat struck regions of India to figure out what is happening to the weather. More »
Hot spell in India kills 80 in eastern India. Heat waves now come earlier and stay longer. This latest special report by Down To Earth team covers the heat struck regions of India to figure out what is happening to the weather.......More»
Central, northern India have a new date with the rains april, May and early June may be the future monsoon months of north and central India. As of now, the official date for the beginning of monsoons is June 29. But there has been a clear increase in rainfall in the months preceding June. This is because the atmosphere in north India is warming at a rate much faster than the rest of
Earlier studies said the glaciers have been retreating from the last 20,000 years, but that has now been disproved. A new study says glaciers started retreating only from the lat 258 years, writes Archita Bhatta
New technology pinpoints location of trapped miners faster on march 13, eight miners were trapped and killed inside a coal mine in South Garo Hills, Meghalaya. In February, last year, four miners died of mine collapse in southwest China