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Uddhav Thackeray on tour of drought-hit Marathwada

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 3:01 PM

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray began his tour of the drought-affected Marathwada region in Maharashtra. During his visit to Beed district in the region, Thackeray will hand over 100 cattle fodder-laden trucks and other essential supplies to farmers, a Sena leader said. After the distribution of fodder and other essential supplies, the Sena chief will undertake a tour of the drought-hit region, he said.
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Conversion of farmland sowing seeds of resentment in Karnataka

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:27 AM

Since 2000, Karnataka has put nearly 200,000 hectares of farmland to non-agricultural use, including for industrial, residential and infrastructure projects. Besides shrinking farmlands, the number of dependents on existing land holdings have also increased considering little employment opportunities elsewhere. Land is often acquired for developmental projects across the country, but experts say the conversion of productive land parcels is a bigger cause for concern.
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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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