Tag: drought

Drought leaves Afghans hungry as economy of war-torn country nears collapse: UN

Geneva: Many Afghans were struggling to feed their families amid severe drought well before Taliban militants seized power last month and millions may now face starvation with the country isolated and the economy unravelling, aid agencies say. “In the current context, there are no national safety nets…Since the 15th of August (when the Taliban took […]

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Chhattisgarh to roll out Rs 9,000 per acre financial aid for drought-hit farmers, says CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said that if the crops sown by the farmers in the state during the ongoing kharif season get destroyed due to drought-like conditions, then they would be given a financial assistance of Rs 9,000 per acre. “Shortage of rainfall has given rise to drought-like conditions in several […]

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Pakistan’s prominent cities lack safe drinking water, finds govt data

Islamabad: Most of the prominent cities in Pakistan do not have safe drinking water for citizens, according to data presented by the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government at National Assembly. According to Dawn, the data presented by Shibli Faraz, federal Minister for Science and Technology on the floor of the house in response to a […]

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PM Modi at UN: India to restore 2.6 crore hectares of degraded land by 2030

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said India is on track to achieve its national commitment on land degradation neutrality, and that it’s working to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. He was delivering the keynote address at a United Nations high-level dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought. “We are also working […]

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