The Drought-Prone Areas Programme and the Desert Development Programme launched by the Government of India during the 1970s used rainfall and irrigation as the two criteria to ameliorate the impact of drought in the targeted districts. This article revisits the eligibility criteria in light of the recent climatic classification and irrigation statistics.

The Drought-Prone Areas Programme and the Desert Development Programme launched by the Government of India during the 1970s used rainfall and irrigation as the two criteria to ameliorate the impact of drought in the targeted districts. This article revisits the eligibility criteria in light of the recent climatic classification and irrigation statistics.

The Modi Government has suggested all the States across the country to consider adopting the Gujarat model of Statewide water supply grid to achieve potable water security in their region.

Contingent plant to mitigate possible drought situation in State of Chhattisgarh.

The Government of Maharashtra formed five Irrigation Development Corporations during 1996-98 to accelerate the execution of irrigation projects. As of June 2013, there were 601 ongoing irrigation projects being implemented by the five Irrigation Development Corporations.

The move will leave Pampa, Achencovil dry, says PPS leader

In August 2012, the Seidu family had to cope with the bad harvest. Like many farming families in northern Ghana, they had to adopt the ‘one-zero-one’ strategy for the children and the ‘zero-zero-one’ strategy for themselves. ‘One’ represents a meal, ‘zero’ is no meal. So during the lean season, their four children had breakfast in the morning, nothing at midday, and a meal in the evening.

After an innovative idea of storing water at subsurface level through rainwater harvesting proved successful in 10 blocks of six districts, the State Government, on Saturday, decided to replicate t

New Delhi: Allaying apprehensions of environmentalists over Karnataka’s ambitious water supply project, the Centre on Tuesday said the scheme was meant for providing drinking water to many water-st

Desertification: The Invisible Frontline, which was published by the UNCCD, emphasizes that, as the climate changes, so is the face of the earth, and with devastating effects on the lives of those who depend on the land. This publication examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability.

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