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28 Mar 2018 description
report Times of India

MUMBAI: Peak summer is yet to set in but more than a dozen districts across the state are reeling under acute shortage of drinking water. The water level in the major dams in drought-prone Vidarbha and a few districts in Marathwada has reduced drastically.

07 Mar 2018 description
report Times of India

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.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 21:20 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

04 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India

PTI | Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 23:12 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

04 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India

PTI | Dec 3, 2017, 21:37 IST 5

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Times of India

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. 

29 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

28 Sep 2017 description
report Times of 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.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

Amit Bhattacharya | TNN | Sep 21, 2017, 02:26 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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%

14 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

Amit Bhattacharya | TNN | Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 08:30 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

Subodh Varma | TNN | Sep 6, 2017, 02:40 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

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."

06 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

31 Aug 2017 description
report Times of India

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.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Times of India

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%.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Times of India

Abhay Singh | TNN | Aug 21, 2017, 07:15 AM IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.