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India records highest monsoon rains in 25 years

The IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) said that India received 10% above average monsoon rains in 2019. It is the highest in 25 years. States like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka received 35% more rainfall than the normal. It is the highest recorded rains in the history of these states. Heavy rains damaged the summer sown crops like ..

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Drought Toolbox officially released in COP14event

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has officially released the Drought Toolbox, which is a one-stop shop for all actions on drought. The toolbox can be used by countries to assess drought risks in their regions much in advance, and prepare to deal with the water scarcity. ..

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UNCCD launches a Drought Toolbox

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched a drought toolbox. The toolbox uses a total of 15 to 30 different parameters to assess drought risk and vulnerability of a geographical region. This is expected to ease the process for global governments to declare a drought. Drought Toolbox The toolbox provides stakeholders with easy ..

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Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project is aimed at making Telangana drought-proof by harnessing the flood waters of the River Godavari. The project also houses the world s biggest pump house with seven pumps of 139 MW each. The project seeks to divert 180 TMC of Godavari flood water to facilitate agriculture, rejuvenate tanks, provide water for ..

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Why WPI is not getting reflected in CPI?

The prices of food items in India are rising at a much faster pace at the wholesale level than the retail end. The wholesale price index (WPI) for food articles has increased from minus 0.21% to 6.98% between September 2018 and May 2019. The increase in the consumer food price index (CPI) doesn t reflect ..

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