Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Drought

Defying all odds: How women in Maharashtra’s Maan spearheaded bid to make taluka drought-free

Coro India NGO & 24 local organisations, with help from state govt & support of 90 local women, were able to make 6 villages in Maan, drought-free & increase water levels by 14-15 feet.

Why global energy drought could herald a future of excess

Surging costs of Chinese coal, European gas and global crude are symptoms of an energy system using high prices to incentivise additional supply when and where most needed.

How this IAS officer got India’s first water train to save Gujarat’s Rajkot from drought

CK Koshy was the Relief Commissioner of Gujarat when drought struck in 1986. This is the story of how he brought water to hundreds of villages.

At UN convention, scientists propose global indicator to measure droughts

UNCCD lead scientist Barron Joseph Orr proposes a three-tier system for establishing a drought indicator.

How the business of water scarcity can be tackled in India

India is one of the 17 countries facing severe water stress. As the World Water Week comes to an end, this is what the state of climate financing looks like.

India’s sugar output plunges to 3-year low due to droughts

A delayed monsoon has further reduced crop prospects while prolonged droughts shriveled cane plants in parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

As Chennai water woes mount, here’s the audit report Tamil Nadu govt wanted buried

The word ‘failed’ appears 38 times and ‘failure(s)’ 41 times in the CAG report on 2015 Chennai floods – it was a manmade catastrophe.

Chennai water crisis is a man-made disaster. Other Indian metros may suffer the same fate

According to a study by NITI Aayog, 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by next year, including New Delhi and the information technology hub of Bengaluru.

One of India’s biggest cities is running out of water fast

According to a 2018 Niti Aayog report, 21 Indian cities, including Chennai, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020.According to a 2018 Niti Aayog report, 21 Indian cities, including Chennai, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020.

India’s southern states are reeling under drought, but it still didn’t become a poll issue

Four southern states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu — have been gripped by drought, and people blame politicians for ignoring them.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.