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Even as Maharashtra faces acute water scarcity, a green, lush village in the heart of Marathawada stands water rich and drought proof- Roundup of the week’s news (February 18-24, 2013)
This article presents the news for the week of Feb 18-24, 2013 Posted on 25 Feb, 2013 04:00 PM

A green oasis amidst despair and drought hit Maharastra

Survey of the environment 2012 - A publication by The Hindu
This report published by The Hindu focuses on the issues related to the environment, nature, conservation and biodiversity and includes contributions from leading experts who talk about a variety of issues ranging from medicinal plants to shrinking wetlands, the threats to coastal ecosystems, the mining crisis, the dying rivers of India and threats due to urbanisation
Posted on 31 Dec, 2012 09:59 AM

The report includes the following articles under separate sections:

The section on biodiversity includes four articles:

Release of the latest issue of The Hindu's annual publication - Survey of Indian Agriculture 2010
The theme of this year's issue is "Need for disaster preparedness in agriculture". There will be a special focus on rural deprivation in India's countryside.
Posted on 27 Jun, 2011 12:41 PM

Need for disaster preparedness in agricultureThe survey aims to cover major crops and suggestions to farmers on how to take preventive steps to avoid yield loss. There will also be a special article on improvement in living conditions of the rural people.



Enhancing the disaster resilience of agriculture

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan

Preparedness to face drought challenges
Dr. V. Rajagopal

Heavy rainfall, floods and drought affect life, agriculture and economy of the country - News Roundup (8-15 December 2010)
Heavy rainfall and floods disrupt normal life on one end and on the other droughts force massive losses to agricultural produce. Posted on 17 Dec, 2010 12:22 AM

Reports over the last week indicate heavy rains and loss of lives and property in the state of Tamil Nadu, which has faced the maximum brunt of the rains followed by Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh. Reports also indicate that there have been massive losses to agricultural produce due to heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and because of droughts in the state of Orissa. At the same time, reports also indicate good news that there has been a rise in the water levels in the country and of attempts being made in different parts of the country to cope with floods and excessive rains in the future.

Tamil Nadu

Heavy rains, cyclones and floods affect the life of millions; News Roundup (1-7 November 2010)
Cyclone disrupts life and living in three states, Posted on 09 Nov, 2010 08:09 PM

Recent news indicates extensive reports on the threat and destruction unleashed by cyclone Jal in the three states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, with the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka being affected the most. Cyclone Jal has led to heavy rainfall in both these states leading to floods and a heavy death toll in the coastal districts of both the states, besides reports of destruction of agricultural produce in the state of Karnataka.

South India

Andhra Pradesh

The Water Portal and Arghyam mentioned in an article in the Hindu
Water-related targets can benefit from community and NGO involvement and oversight, supplementing slow political processes. NGOs such as Arghyam have considerable financial and advocacy resources to influence policy and intervene directly in the area of water.
Posted on 29 Jun, 2007 08:10 AM

The Water Portal and Arghyam were mentioned quite prominently in an article on "Water Access and Citizens' Movements" on the Hindu Op-Ed page