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Agriculture and Nutrition

Improving key nutrition and health outcomes by scaling up existing and new solutions, inter alia by enhancing agricultural productivity through targeted research and development in India

Drought in India Drought Maharashtra

Over Half Of India’s 91 Water Reservoirs Below Last Year’s Levels

Water storage status of 91 reservoirs.
Farmer Suicide With Mother Drought

‘Forgive Me’, Wrote Farmer To His Wife Before Committing Suicide With Mother

The police say the two were fed up with the financial stress they were under due to a failed crop and mounting debt.
Drought-Hit Farmers India Monsoon

On Buses, Trains To Bengaluru: Drought-Hit Farmers Turned Labourers

Migration has a pattern in arid Ballari: If there is no rain for a second crop, villagers leave home for months at a stretch to work as labourers in a distant city.
Armed Men Guard Water More Precious Than Gold In Madhya Pradesh

Armed Men Guard ‘Water More Precious Than Gold’ In Madhya Pradesh

In the nearby village of Dargai Khurd, only one of 17 wells has water. With temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius, its 850 residents fear they may soon be left thirsty.
Money-Lender at Door, Punjab Farmer and Mother Took Poison

Money-Lender at Door, Punjab Farmer and Mother Took Poison

A survey by the Punjabi University Patiala released in January shows farmers in Punjab owe have accrued a collective debt of nearly Rs 70,000 crore.
In Drought-Hit Latur, Teen Stops Father From Suicide

In Drought-Hit Latur, Teen Stops Father From Suicide

"Education is the only way forward for us," said his daughter Sonali, 22. "There is too much uncertainty in farming and not enough returns."
With An Unforgiving Drought, A Cattle Crisis Spreads Through Marathwada

With An Unforgiving Drought, A Cattle Crisis In Marathwada

Non-governmental organisations or cooperatives can set up cattle camps like these, but need a minimum of 500 animals, in order to get subsidy from the government to run them.
Uprooted By Drought, They Search For Home, Hope In Telangana Cities

Uprooted By Drought, They Search For Home, Hope In Telangana Cities

In its third successive year of drought, Telangana has seen massive migration to cities like Hyderabad from far flung areas.
In Ranchi, Deserted Classrooms As Water Crisis Draws Out Students

In Ranchi, Deserted Classrooms As Water Crisis Draws Out Students

As the drought looming over Jharkhand gets worse, schools in various towns in the state has facing the heat.
In Parched Maharashtra, 11-Year-Old Dies Getting Water From Near-Dry Well

In Parched Maharashtra, 11-Year-Old Dies Getting Water From Near-Dry Well

In Maharashtra's drought-hit Beed, 11-year-old Sachin Kengar went this morning to get water from the well near his village. In the parched district, it is...

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