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Drought Declared In 9 Districts Of Odisha

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:13 PM

The Odisha government declared drought in nine districts of the state. A total of 23,3173.8-hectares of crop land in the nine districts -- Baragarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Sundargarh -- have been declared drought-affected. Farmers have suffered crop loss of 33 per cent and above due to moisture stress in the districts, said a statement from the Special Relief Commissioner's office.
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India lost $79.5 bn to climate-related disasters in last 20 yrs: UN

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:38 PM

India lost $79.5 billion to climate-related disasters in the last two decades, according to a UN report. While the US recorded the biggest monetary loss at $944.8 billion, China lost $492.2 billion. The largest number of people (200 crore) were affected by floods, which accounted for 43.4% of the disasters, followed by droughts, which affected a further 150 crore people.
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Maharashtra launches website, app to analyse drought situation

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:03 PM

A website and an application for collectively analysing the rainfall, crop situation and underground water level using modern technology has been launched by the Maharashtra government. Rehabilitation and Relief Minister Chandrakant Patil while launching the website said the site will help in accurate analysis of drought-like situation in villages of the state.

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