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Envoy Abhay Kumar meets UN resident coordinator for Madagascar, discusses drought situation

Envoy Abhay Kumar meets UN resident coordinator for Madagascar, discusses drought situation

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Seasonal crops getting damaged: Udhampur farmers

Seasonal crops getting damaged: Udhampur farmers

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Drought, Floods Could Slash Indian Sugar Output To Three-year Low: Trade Body

India's sugar output could fall 20 per cent from a year earlier to 26.3 million tonnes in the 2019/20 marketing year starting from Oct. 1, said Prakash Naiknavare, managing director of the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd (NFCSF).

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Erratic Monsoon Rains Threaten Key Indian Grain, Food Crops

The uneven rains could lead to lower food grain output despite bigger planting areas, forcing India to raise imports of edible oils, sugar and pulses, and potentially limiting exports of cotton, rice and feed ingredients

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Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore Drought Assistance To Karnataka

A decision in this regard was taken in the High Level Committee (HLC) meeting, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers were also present at the meeting.

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Solving Water Woes

Unless addressed immediately, India will soon become severely waterstressed with the national supply falling to 40 to 50 per cent of demand by 2030

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Sweet Paradox: India's Drought-Stricken Farmers Plant Thirstiest Crop

Farmers sell cane directly to sugar mills, effectively getting 100 per cent remuneration, but other crops pass through middlemen, ensuring farmers get half the price consumers pay

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India Plans 25 Per Cent Tax On Sugar Exports To Maintain Local Supplies

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the levy was aimed at curbing the country's exports and would help keep local prices under control in the world's top consumer of sugar

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How Water Inequality Governs Drought-Hit Maharashtra

The coastal region of Konkan—occupying a tenth of the state’s landmass and home to 14% of its population (except Mumbai)—contains more than half of Maharashtra’s water

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Monsoon Outlook Remains Favourable Despite Early Snags

The monsoon will gain momentum in the second half of June or towards the end. Will the financial markets appreciate this and not capsize is something to be seen as the monsoon unfolds

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Monsoon Rains Expected A Week Late, Weather Office Says

The monsoon season delivers 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall, which is crucial for agriculture and economic growth

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Release Funds For MNREGA, Pay Damages To Farmers: Supreme Court To Centre

The apex court bench directed that mid-day meal should be continued throughout the summer season in drought-affected areas

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Define Time Limit For Declaration Of Drought: Supreme Court Tells Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to create a disaster mitigation fund to tackle drought-like situation and directed the Agriculture Ministry to hold a meeting within a week with affected States like Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana to assess the conditions

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Uttar Pradesh Seeks Rs 11,000 Crore To Meet Drought Situation As CM Meets PM

With Uttar Pradesh hit by a severe drought, its Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday sought nearly Rs 11,000 crore from the Centre as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the situation in the state and directed immediate assistance

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Economies Could Shrink By Mid-century Due To Scarce Water

Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates, say experts

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