south west monsoon

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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Green revolution to come from rain-fed areas: Rawat


August 1st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid reports of drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajsthan, India's second green revolution would come only from rain-fed regions, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Karnataka seeks farm insurance date extended


July 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka Friday sought an extension of the national agricultural insurance scheme for farmers who availed loans as well as those did not."As the state is ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... Read more...

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Heatwave continues in Odisha, claims 32 lives


June 10th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) Severe heatwave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Sunday with the death toll due to sunstroke this summer rising to 32, an official said."The death ... Read more...

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Karnataka exceeds investment target, hits Rs.9-trillion mark (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) It is raining trillions (crores) of rupees in Karnataka at its second Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2012) even though the advancing south-west monsoon is yet to ... Read more...

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Dark clouds, thunder usher monsoon in Goa


June 6th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Dark clouds and thunder ushered the south-west monsoon into Goa Wednesday.Goa Chief Meteorological Officer K.V. Singh said the monsoon had set in Goa and had advanced ... Read more...

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Cheers as monsoon hits Maharashtra early


June 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) People in the coastal Konkan and south-central parts of Maharashtra received respite from the sweltering heat as the monsoon hit many parts of the region Wednesday, ... Read more...

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South-West monsoon advances into Karnataka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Rains hit coastal and interior areas of southern Karnataka early Wednesday as the south-west monsoon advanced into the state from neighbouring Kerala late Tuesday, though delayed ... Read more...

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Monsoon arrives in Kerala (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations in the country, hit Kerala Tuesday after a four-day delay from the usual arrival date of June 1, ... Read more...

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Factors leading to slowdown have bottomed out: Mukherjee


May 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the Indian economy was set to recover as most of the factors leading to the sharp drop ... Read more...

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‘Monsoon to hit Karnataka in June first week’


May 21st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations, will reach Karnataka in June's first week and become active from second week, a senior academician said Monday."Monsoon will ... Read more...

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Global slowdown, reason for lowering growth projection: RBI


October 25th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the growth estimates for fiscal 2011-12 to 7.6 percent citing a slowdown in the global economy and moderating domestic ... Read more...

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Monsoon reaches Orissa


June 13th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) The monsoon hit Orissa Monday, bringing rains to parts of its south coastal districts, an official of the meteorological department here said.Conditions are favourable for further ... Read more...

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Monsoon may hit Orissa June 10


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) The south-west monsoon may arrive in Orissa as per schedule by June 10, an official said Thursday. "We are expecting a normal monsoon. It may arrive in Orissa ... 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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Met office predicts normal south-west monsoon this year


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday declared that the south-west monsoon season's rainfall will be at least 98 ... Read more...

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Reservoir levels low after less rains in 2009: Survey


February 25th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Water available in the country's reservoirs fell by over 23 billion cubic meters (BCM) after last year's deficit monsoon, which was even lesser than a 10 year ... Read more...

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Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh


July 28th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh as south-west monsoon brought cheer to the people in the hill state, a weather official here said. "Most areas of the hill ... Read more...

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Monsoon to hit Chandigarh Wednesday, say officials


June 29th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Residents of the union territory of Chandigarh Monday got some relief from the scorching heat with a dip in temperature. And there was more good news in store ... 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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Economy to grow by 6 percent, inflation to rise too: RBI (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) India's economy will grow by six percent this fiscal while inflation would rise to around four percent, the central bank said here Tuesday while announcing a 25 basis ... Read more...

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‘Near normal’ monsoon this year, says weather office


April 17th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The country will experience "near normal" monsoon this year, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday forecast. "The rainfall during the 2009 South-West monsoon season from June to September ... Read more...

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Monsoon revival eases power crisis in Karnataka


July 31st, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, July 31 (IANS) The sudden revival of the south-west monsoon has eased the power crisis in Karnataka due to decline in consumption and increase in generation from hydroelectric stations, ... Read more...

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Farm sector growth will be higher this year: Swaminathan


July 9th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) With the south-west monsoon predicted to be normal, the agriculture sector growth is expected to be more this fiscal (2008-09) than the previous one (2007-08) at 4.5 percent, ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Delhi, breaks 108-year record (Lead)


June 15th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, the lifeline of millions of farmers in the country, set in over the national capital Sunday - two weeks in advance, breaking a 108 ... Read more...

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Pre-monsoon rains bring relief to Delhiites


June 15th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Pre-monsoon rains this morning brought a relief to Delhiites by bringing the maximum temperature four degrees below normal.The minimum temperature recorded on Sunday morning was 27.5 ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Delhi, breaks 10 year record


June 15th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, the lifeline of millions of farmers in the country, set in over the national capital Sunday - two weeks in advance. The last time ... Read more...

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Central government to send fertilisers to Karnataka


June 12th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Two days after one person was killed in police firing on farmers protesting against fertiliser and seed shortage, the central government has agreed to send adequate quantities of ... Read more...

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Central government to rush fertilisers to Karnataka (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Two days after one person was killed in police firing on farmers protesting against fertiliser and seed shortage, the central government has decided to send adequate quantities of ... Read more...

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South west monsoon sets in over Kerala


May 31st, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) The south west monsoon, which brings the eagerly-awaited rainy season vital for India's agriculture, set in over the southern state of Kerala Saturday, two days later than the ... Read more...

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Centre asks States to set up Specialist Response Teams to tackle natural disasters


May 28th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , May 28 (ANI): Underlining the importance of early warning, the Centre has asked the States to set up Specialist Response Teams to tackle natural disaster effectively.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Rain snarls up Delhi traffic, cools northern India (All India Weather Report)


May 26th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It took about two minutes Monday morning for the overcast sky to turn thundery black above the capital. The full-scale storm that followed turned roads into rivulets ... Read more...

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Monsoon to break over Kerala three days early


May 15th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The eagerly-awaited monsoon, which brings respite from the blistering summer heat, has already reached the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and would break out over Kerala at least ... Read more...

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Scattered rainfall brings relief (All India weather report)


May 13th, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The weather Monday in many parts of the country remained somewhat pleasant as the sporadic rains and thundershowers brought the temperatures down. The rain and thundershowers will ... Read more...

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