DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand which is considered reservoir for Indian subcontinent has faced drought in 10 out of 13 districts for two years from 2007-09 . With scant rainfall in winter, the state is likely to go through the situation of severe water crisis and forest fire. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has laid bare the findings of its more intensified Drill Down Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRS) conducted till December last year with regard to water crisis in the state.
TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 21:20 IST
During his visit, the PM will meet officials and public representatives, and victims, including fishermen and farmer delegations
Cyclone made landfall on Lakshadweep on December 2
It has claimed 85 lives, while 600 fishermen are still missing
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday visit Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, to take stock of the situation left behind by cyclone Ockhi.
Richa Pinto | TNN | Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 19:19 IST
MUMBAI: The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai observatory issued a rain and thundershower warning for Mumbai and suburbs beginning Monday night in view of Cyclone Ockhi. The officials said that the situation would persist on Tuesday as well.
An IMD official said on account of the cyclone, the megapolis has started receiving rainfall due to the spread of clouds.
PTI | Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 23:12 IST
Following the IMD prediction, Gujarat chief secretary J N Singh on Monday took stock of the administrative preparedness to deal with any eventuality.
The Army, Navy, and the Border Security Force (BSF) have been alerted in the view of the cyclone's landfall, a senior officer said.
PTI | Dec 3, 2017, 21:37 IST 5
The very severe cyclonic storm 'Ockhi' lay centred today over east central and south east central Arabian Sea.
The death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 19, with six more bodies being recovered, the sources said. 690 fishermen have been rescued in combined operations carried out by the Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force.