TNN | Jul 19, 2018, 10.05 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Centre hopes to make Maharashtra’s arid regions ‘drought-proof’ in the next five years. For this, it approved a special package of Rs 13,651 crore on Wednesday. The funds will be used to complete 83 minor and eight major and medium irrigation projects of Marathwada, Vidarbha and drought-prone areas elsewhere in the state.
India is among the countries that are most seriously affected by floods. Of its total geographical area of 329 million hectares, more than 40 million hectares is susceptible to floods. Recurrent floods that coincide with monsoon cause huge loss of life, property and crops every year. Here’s a look…
How much damage do floods cause in India?
GUWAHATI: The overall flood situation in Assam improved further on Tuesday with all the major rivers in the state flowing below the danger level, even as two more persons lost their lives, taking the death toll in flood-related incidents to 28.
Heavy and incessant rainfall in Kokrajhar district led to the death of two persons in Dotma, according to a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
At least five of these flood-affected states have been placed on high risk on two other hazards—cyclone and heat wave
West Bengal has the highest risk of Cyclone, followed by Odisha, Andhra, Gujarat and Kerala
At least 100 cyclone prone districts have been studied for the purpose
While the water level in the rivers of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur are receding, it is maintaining a rising trend in the six affected districts of Assam
Two persons died in Cachar and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley of Assam since yesterday, taking the death toll in the state to 14
TNN | Updated: Jun 15, 2018, 03:21 IST
Heavy rain and flooding in the last 48 hours have claimed the lives of nine people across Assam, Tripura and Manipur
It has also led to disruption in train services and rendered thousands of people homeless
In Tripura, three people lost their lives after being swept away by flood waters and one was killed in landslides
PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday reviewed his government’s preparedness for potential flood and drought situations in the state and asked the officials to take necessary steps to minimize the consequences of any of the two calamities.
“Whether it be flood or drought, we should be mentally prepared to face both situations," CM said after taking feedback from disaster management and other departments about their preparedness during a meeting held at ‘Nek Samvad’ hall at the CM residence here.
- India and Pakistan had on May 29 vowed to “fully implement” the pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” forthwith
- But on Sunday, Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing, targeting a BSF post along the IB around 1.15 am
- The latest deaths in the Pakistani firing raised the casualty figure during ceasefire violations along the IB and the LoC in J&K this year to 46
By Sanjay Khajuria
AHMEDABAD: The Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), a state agency, has come out with an 'earthquake hazard map' of Gujarat, which provides information about how intense the ground movement can be if earthquake hits a particular place.
It can help town planners and architects take necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of a possible earthquake, ISR officials said.
To prepare the map, the ISR took into account data of seismic activities in Gujarat from as back as 1668.
CHANDIGARH: Intense heat wave conditions swept across Punjab and Haryana on Monday, with Hisar recording a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees celsius in the region.
The maximum temperatures in most parts of Punjab and Haryana settled between one to four notches above normal, an official of the Met department here said.
Narnaul settled at a high of 43.2 degrees celsius, two notches above normal, while Karnal, Bhiwani and Patiala braved a high of identical 42 degrees celsius, three notches above normal.
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.