Kerala, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are facing a severe drought this year, affecting many lives. Karnataka: Worst drought in decades The Krishnaraja Sagara Dam, which stores water from the Cauvery river, is hitting its dead storage level, a 15-year low. Dead storage is when the remaining volume of water is below the level of the lowest outlet; it cannot be accessed under normal operating conditions. The authorities have said summer crops cannot be irrigated. A new crisis is brewing, after ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Narayan Bhai Chawda, a farmer at Gomchi village in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, says he has been getting weather-based agro-advisories regularly every Tuesday and Friday evening since 1992. “Although, we have been involved in agriculture for 30-35 ...The Financial Chronicle, 5 days ago
The IMD has said temperatures in most parts of the country from March to May would be ‘above normal’. Sanjeeb Mukherjee reports. The sudden rise in temperature across much of the north, central and western parts of the country in the last week of March heralded the arrival of summer and rattled everyone. If the meteorological forecast is correct, this is just the beginning: April and May are expected to be hot and dry, and could lead to a severe water crisis. "Barring a minor ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Wednesday informed the Legislative Council that it would be unscientific to desilt the Tungabhadra dam, which has about 33 tmcft of silt deposition. Replying to N S Boseraju (Congress), the minister said that a minimum of ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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