monsoon period

Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) The central government Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a revised report on the severe drought situation across the state and the funds it requires ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Rural job scheme causing farm labour shortage: Study


February 12th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) India's flagship rural job scheme is causing a labour shortage, besides increasing farm production costs by about 20 percent, a study by a city-based research institute ... Read more...

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Government flags off Rs.241 crore sops for coffee farmers


September 10th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 10 (IANS) The government announced Friday it has started implementing Rs.241.33 crore debt relief package that would benefit over 75,000 small coffee growers. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma flagged off ... Read more...

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Lalgarh meeting under apolitical banner: Mamata


August 1st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) In a bid to rope in other parties and intellectuals, as also the agitating tribals, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced that her party's Aug 9 ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises to 16.49 percent


May 20th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India's annual food inflation edged up for the second straight week, rising to 16.49 percent for the week ended May 8, official data released Thursday showed. The ... Read more...

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Monsoon reaches Andaman Islands


May 17th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The southwest monsoon hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday, setting the stage for the annual monsoon rains to hit Kerala on time -- May 30. "The southwest ... Read more...

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Government expects normal monsoon this year (Lead)


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) After a deficit monsoon last year, the government Friday announced that the rainfall in the entire country was likely to be normal during the coming June to ... Read more...

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Warmer seas may rob corals and rainforests of protective clouds


February 21st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research has suggested that rising ocean temperatures may leave corals and rainforests without clouds for protection.Five years ago, Graham Jones and his team at Southern Cross ... Read more...

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Drought looms large, but don’t panic: Mukherjee


August 11th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The spectre of drought looms large over as many as 161 out of 626 districts in India due to deficient monsoon, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Make contingency plans to tackle drought: PM to states


August 8th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said agriculture had been adversely affected in several parts of the country due to the delayed and deficient monsoon this year ... Read more...

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Monsoon rainfall deficient by 25 percent so far


August 7th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) It's something you might have already sensed, but now comes the official admission - the average monsoon rainfall has so far been deficient by 25 percent in ... Read more...

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Woe of seven sisters: northeast heading for drought?


July 20th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Shillong, July 20 (IANS) In India's northeast it has rained a little, but way too little. The weatherman has no pleasant news for states in the region, saying it may ... Read more...

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Manipur declared drought-hit state


June 27th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, June 27 (IANS) The Manipur government Saturday declared the state as drought-hit, saying agriculture was badly hit due to scanty monsoon rains, officials said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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Karnataka set for near normal monsoon


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) For the fifth consecutive year, Karnataka is set for a near normal south-west monsoon, which is crucial for farmers and hydel power generation in the energy-starved southern state. "As ... Read more...

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‘Delhi’s drains can’t cope with monsoon’


May 12th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday criticized the condition of drains in the capital saying that they were likely to overflow during the ... Read more...

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Special promotional packages with States soon for monsoon season, says Tourism Ministry official


August 29th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.29 (ANI): The Monsoon has traditionally been a lean season for tourism in India and now its time to change this perception. This was the overriding thought at the ... Read more...

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Rains good for farmers, not for Agra tourists


June 27th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 27 (IANS) Early rains are a major relief for farmers but not for tourists visiting the city, which is home of the Taj. The hot and sticky weather is causing ... Read more...

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Ban on cement export partially lifted


May 27th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): The Central government on Tuesday partially lifted a ban on cement export on expectations of dipping demand in the ensuing monsoon period and falling of prices ... Read more...

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India eases cement exports,stays curbs on rice (Lead)


May 27th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The ban on cement exports imposed last month is being lifted given the slack season ahead, but restrictions on shipping rice outside will continue, India's Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Dust storm claims 60 lives in Uttar Pradesh


May 15th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 15 (ANI): At least 60 people were feared killed in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh after strong dust storm lashed the state. The officials have said that the toll ... Read more...

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Dust storm leaves sixty dead in Uttar Pradesh


May 15th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) At least 60 people were feared killed in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh after strong winds lashed the state and officials Thursday said the toll could go up ... Read more...

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50 feared killed after wind storms in Uttar Pradesh(Lead)


May 15th, 2008 - 2:26 am ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) At least 50 people were feared dead across Uttar Pradesh due to strong winds that lashed several parts of the state Wednesday, district administration officials said. Deaths were ... Read more...

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Strong winds, rain lash Lucknow


May 15th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Strong gusts of wind accompanied by a short spell of rain lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday and officials said the city would experience similar weather conditions in ... Read more...

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Most pollutants in Yamuna come from Delhi


March 20th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Indian capital contributes 79 percent of pollutants flowing in the Yamuna and the 23-km stretch of the river in the city carries only wastewater during non-monsoon ... Read more...

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