Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Saturday announced Rs100 million relief package for the drought-hit Tharparkar district of Sindh.

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The State government has declared as many as 167 hoblis in 80 taluks of 21 districts has drought affected this year, even as other parts continue to receive excess rainfall.

Citing it a matter of ‘serious concern,’ the government said that some of the hoblis showed all the three drought indicators, including, deficit rain while others showed two.

State had demanded Rs.7,888 crore

The Union government has sanctioned a drought-relief package of Rs.107 crore to Kerala. The amount was sanctioned by the National Disaster Management Committee, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, to carry out long-term agricultural projects and to resolve drinking water shortage in some districts.

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Having learnt its lesson from the drought, the state will now spend heavily on strengthening its water resources over the next three years. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Tuesday that the water crisis in the state is a serious challenge that needs to addressed and that better water management is now a critical need.

Severely hit by drought since the past few years, the Maharashtra government has outlined a Rs 60,000 crore programme which includes creating decentralised water storage to make the state drought f

AURANGABAD: Even as the divisional administration demanded around Rs 300 crore to deal with drought situation in Aurangabad division, the state government has released just over half of the require

Distribution of compensation to farmers in non-delta areas of the district for crop losses suffered by them owing to the monsoon failure began on Saturday.

About 37,745 farmers will get relief ranging from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000 an acre in the district. The State government has allotted Rs.16.96 crore for the purpose. Farmers who had raised paddy and suffered losses will be get Rs. 5,000 an acre.

The Mahindra Group has committed Rs 2 crore to the Maharashtra Government to provide relief to those affected by drought in the State.