Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drought Prone Areas, 18/12/2018. During 2018-19 the State Governments of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan have submitted Memorandums in the wake of drought during Kharif. Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) have been consisted to visit all these drought affected States to assess the damage and recommend the financial assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Details are as under this document.

This publication shares the challenges, lessons learned, and cases of success by partner countries in the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE).

During 2014-2017 India was shaken by severe spells of drought that hit over 500 million people across geographical regions. Unlike in the past, these droughts did not spare the urban areas; metropolitan cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru declared water emergency and several towns resorted to water rationing. “Drought But Why?” examines how an occupational hazard has turned into a human-made disaster of unmanageable proportion since organised agriculture began some 10,000 years ago.

The Union government in the Rajya Sabha stated that the detailed project report (DPR) of the Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal link projects have been completed and have been submitted to the

Patna: There is a probability of increase in the frequency and intensity of climate-related natural hazards due to climate change in the country, and Bihar is no exception to this.

This handbook covers some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and preparedness plans.

Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered from a massive food shortage.

Raipur: India's drought-prone area has increased by 57 per cent since 1997.

The idea to get farmers suffering from depression to get counselling was sparked by a massive survey launched by the state government in October last year.

While the finance minister took care to express the commitment of his government to poor and vulnerable people while presenting the Union Budget for 2016–17, this stated commitment has not been backed by adequate increases in allocations to areas of critical interest to the poor. It is likely that resource constraints will continue to be a serious hindrance in important areas like nutrition, health and livelihood support. (Letter)

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