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    Read Why People Carry Frogs Marriage In Some Parts Of India

    July 13, 2018

    Two frogs were married in India so that a drought might end – and a village might live happily ever after. It’s custom in some parts of India to perform frog marriages during water shortages to invoke rain gods. According to mythological belief, holding a frog marriage ensures ample rainfa..

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    Andhra Pradesh To Release 3.33 TMC FT Of Krishna River Water To Tamil Nadu

    January 13, 2018

    Andhra Pradesh has agreed to release 3.33 tmc ft of water from the Krishna river to Tamil Nadu to meet the drinking water requirement of the Chennai city. AP Water Resources Department Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar issued an order last night permitting the NTR Telugu Ganga Project chief engineer..

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    Karnataka: 3,515 Farmers Committed Suicide In Span Of Five Years

    December 27, 2017

    As many as 3,515 farmers in Karnataka committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, out of which 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, statistics provided by the State Agriculture Department said. "3,515 farmers were reported to have committed suicide from April 2013 to November 2..

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    Maharashtra: After 5-Month Wait, Farm Loans Waiver Begins In State

    October 18, 2017

    Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme. At a function..

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    Police Open Fires On Farmers In MP; But In What Conditions?

    June 8, 2017

    There is a chaos and ruckus in the central India after police shot fired and killed 5 farmers protesting and demanding better prices in Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh, the drought-ravaged region that recorded a farm suicide every five hours in 2016-17. As the protest by farmers is getting wrapped int..

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    Drought In South Forests Claims Life Of 26 Elephants; Death Toll Of Elephants May Rise

    May 15, 2017

    As the south Indian states undergoing one of the worst droughts in the past century, the situation has become so bad that the wildlife in the state has been affected too, with several wild elephants dying due the heat. The death toll of jumbos has been on a steady rise in the last few months. Thi..

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    Water Level Dips In 91 Major Water Reservoirs Of The Country

    May 12, 2017

    The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 24 per cent of their total storage capacity, the government said today. According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 37.718 billion cubic metres (BCM) water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending yesterday. ..

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    Government Announces Free Power For Puducherry Farmers For Irrigation

    April 27, 2017

    The government today announced that farmers in Puducherry will get power supply free of cost from the current month for pump sets used for irrigation purpose. The Department of Agriculture said in a notification that introduction of free power supply for farmers was in keeping with the assurance ..

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    Water Level Dips In 91 Major Water Reservoirs

    April 7, 2017

    The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 32 per cent of their total storage capacity, the government said today. According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 50.435 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on April 6...

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    Naidu Meets PM, Briefs About Drought, Swachh Bharat

    June 11, 2016

    Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the drought situation, situation of the monsoon and the flagship Swachh Bharat programme on the Prime Minister's return from his five-nation tour. Naidu, in a series of tweets on Friday, said he met the Prime Minis..

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