In the present study, the temporal patterns of monsoon floods on five large rivers of the Deccan Peninsula have been investigated. Analyses of the long-term annual maximum discharge/state data, available for the last 100 years or so, show non-random behaviour in terms of distinct periods of high and low floods.

The Alamatti dispute between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh joins the ranks of the nation s major wrangles over river waters

The Alamatti controversy is only one among the many continuing river disputes, which more than anything else, underscore the failure of tribunals as dispute resolving mechanisms. Here is a list of

The Mukti Sangharsh Movement is teaching farmers in Maharashtra's sugar belt scientific methods of moving from single crop, fertiliser intensive sugarcane cultivation to rotational and more sustainable agricultural patterns.

The Chikkapaclasolagi barrage, on the River Krishna in Karnataka, is said to be the country's first "people's dam". But having built the barrage, the local farmers now face an even bigger challenge

If energy, reforms and governance are addressed right, the Indian economy will be the largest by 2045
Given its extraordinary demographics and the unfulfilled demand for infrastructure and consumption combined with the hopes and predictions of responsible bankers such as Citibank and Goldman Sachs, India must know her strategy to keep growing at 10% and with sub-5% inflation to be the largest eco

Piyush Pandey MUMBAI

Stating that the recent unseasonal heavy rains were so rare that they occurred only the third time in the last 100 years, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy announced a "special package' to liberally assist farmers whose crops were damaged in 11 districts of the State. The cash compensation allowed on each crop damaged has been doubled under the package. The 11 districts are Prakasam, Nellore, Guntur, Krishna, Srikakulam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Kadapa, Kurnool and Nizamabad. Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly on Tuesday, Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy said the commercial crops faced the brunt as they were normally sown around this time of the year. The package provided for payment of compensation of Rs. 4, 500 per hectare in case of paddy, groundnut, chillies and vegetables and Rs. 3,750 per hectare for sunflower, maize and pulses. The government would recommend to cooperative and other banks to reschedule present crop loans and issue fresh ones.

Hyderabad has submitted a wish list worth Rs 20,017 crore to MoUD, under JNNURM. The ministry's central sanctioning and monitoring committee has approved Rs 379 crore and released Rs 33.22 crore as the first instalment.

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