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.
Dec 01, 2017, 19:13 IST
NEW DELHI: Crediting technology with building accountability and enhancing transparency, the government said its use has helped identify around 12,000 children in the age group of 0-6 who were found to be in the range of malnourished to undernourished and in need of special dietary care across anganwadis in 77 districts of the country.
PUNE: Widespread extreme rain events, like the one that flooded Mumbai on August 29 this year, have tripled between 1950 and 2015 across central India, says a study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorologypublished in Nature Communications on Tuesday.
The rise comes in the backdrop of decreasing monsoon rain in the region, making such events 'catastrophic', the study says.
NEW DELHI: Cases of diarrhoea among children living in non-open defecation free (ODF) villages are 46% higher in comparison to ODF ones, findings of a study conducted for the drinking water and sanitation ministry showed.
TNN | Sep 29, 2017, 04:35 IST
NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday called for diplomatic efforts to build a consensus among countries on sharing river data.
His statement comes a month after the ministry of external affairs pointed out that China had not shared hydrological data on Sutlej and Brahmaputra, as it was expected under two MoUs, amid major flooding in eastern India.
Amit Bhattacharya | TNN | Sep 28, 2017, 03:31 IST
NEW DELHI: The southwest monsoon has begun to withdraw from the country, some two weeks later than normal. With just three days to go for the official end of India's rainy season, it is now fairly certain that this year's monsoon will end in the below-normal zone.
The India Meteorological Department announced on Wednesday that the monsoon had retreated from the western parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, as well as the northwestern tip of Gujarat.
Amit Bhattacharya | TNN | Sep 21, 2017, 02:26 IST
The met office said states that have moderate to high rain deficits are likely to get rain this week
Rainfall brought on by the low-pressure in the past three-four days has reduced the countrywide monsoon deficit from 6.2% to 5.3%
Amit Bhattacharya | TNN | Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 08:30 IST
The monsoon deficit in west UP stands at 37%, highest for any subdivision in the country.
IMD believes the 2nd half of Sept could bring better rains in central India.
Situation in northwest may not change much, there are indications that central India may get some rain in the next couple of weeks.
Subodh Varma | TNN | Sep 6, 2017, 02:40 IST
The immediate issue will be preventing the spread of diseases
Records show this year’s monsoon floods were the worst since 2007, when 4.1 crore people were affected
NEW DELHI: As the monsoon prepares to recede, India faces a mammoth recovery task from the worst floods in a decade.
BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has come up with a Rs 300crore rain relief package under the Nagarotthana Grant to avoid flood, waterlogging and other rain-related problems.
Bengaluru development minister KJ George told reporters here on Sunday: "CM Siddararamaiah is ready to release funds for the city, and I will place the short-term relief work worth Rs 300 crore in the next cabinet meeting for its approval. The work will begin after the formalities are completed."
By Purvaja Sawant
Post the torrential rains on August 29, the city may have bounced back on its feet the very next day. But the woes of many Mumbaikars are far from over. People, especially those who got wet in the rain, waded through flooded streets to get home, or were involved in relief and rescue missions, are experiencing a host of seasonal ailments as an after-effect.
by Amit Bhattacharyal
NEW DELHI: Tuesday's cloudburst over Mumbai coincided with a peak in monsoon activity, when average weighted rainfall over the country was the highest in August, helping bring down the season's rain deficit to 3% below normal.
Despite the rain surge late in the month, August is likely to end with a countrywide deficit of 10% or more, because of a prolonged break in monsoon for the first three weeks.
CHENNAI: For perhaps the first time this month, Chennai on Thursday received the highest rainfall among the 32 districts in the state. The 20% excess rain since June has helped improve groundwater levels, said hydro-geologist J Saravanan of Rain Centre. The groundwater table at a well in K K Nagar has risen by one metre, said Saravanan, who reckons that the level in the city aquifers would have improved by 5%-10%.
Abhay Singh | TNN | Aug 21, 2017, 07:15 AM IST
The toll in Bihar floods rose to 253 on Sunday as the situation worsened further
Chief minister Nitish Kumar undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas
Meanwhile, third wave of floods caused four more deaths in Assam
PATNA: The death toll in Bihar floods rose to 253, with 51 people reported dead on Sunday. The deluge has rendered 1.26 crore people homeless across 20 districts.