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Calling Youth – 1 week internship call for Drought Duty – May 26-July 15 #mustshare

DROUGHT DUTY: WHAT AND HOW? 26th May -15th July 2016       What is Drought Duty? Drought Duty is a chance for young people to take action in drought relief in affected rural areas. ·       First,… Continue Reading →

#India – Unique initiative cheers parched villages in Maharashtra #goodnews

Source : Last Updated: Mon, Oct 07, 2013 13:20 hrs Sangli (Maharashtra), Oct 7 (IANS) Septuagenarian farmer Ganesh Hatade’s joy knows no bounds. As long as he can remember, he has only seen terrible drought in this part of Maharashtra…. Continue Reading →

Maharshtra – 2012 drought worse than in 1972; study blames govt mishandling

Ketaki Ghoge , Hindustan times , April 4, 2013 MUMBAI: The drought looming in one-third of the state has been compared to that in 1972. Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, among others, termed it as worse than the one the… Continue Reading →

How the other half dries

P. Sainath, The Hindu MAN-MADE DROUGHT: In Maharashtra, even tigers do not have “an attached forest reserve.” A hoarding on the Mumbai-Pune Highway. Photo: P. Sainath MAN-MADE DROUGHT: In rural Maharashtra, you take water when you find it, wherever you… Continue Reading →

160 sorties failed but BMC to go for #cloudseeding again

      Linah Baliga, TNN Aug 1, 2012, MUMBAI: Having failed to make artificial rains despite 160 attempts in 2009, the civic body will resort to the same technique this year to make for the shortfall. On Thursday, the Brihanmumbai… Continue Reading →

HRF statement on drought and farmers suicides

Press Release Hyderabad —The Human Rights Forum (HRF) calls upon the government to bring about a comprehensive ‘Drought Relief Code’. It should encompass measures that must be implemented towards effective drought relief and mitigation. The duties of the State to… Continue Reading →

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