As Dry Spells and Untimely Rains Hit Farmers, How Helpful Is the PM Crop Insurance Scheme?
‘The government is handing out Rs 5000 per farmer, irrespective of whether the farmer has one acre of land or 10.’ Climate chaos has struck Indian farmers again. This time, it has come as untimely and excessive rainfalls in many parts of central and western India. Earlier this year, the Rabi wheat harvests were short […]Read More
Northern region reservoirs record 74% current live storage of water
It’s highest ever in past 10 years’ average, 28% more than last year The monsoon this year is apparently bringing great cheer to people in the northern region. With around 40 days still left for the season to get over, the reservoirs on various dams of the northern region have already recorded 74% current live […]Read More
Three missing as car washes away near Nayagaon
Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. The monsoon showers, which merely lasted for […]Read More
3 Punjab districts on alert as Ravi water level increases due to rain
The district administrations in Amritsar, Pathankot and Gurdaspur are on an alert after a sudden increase in the level of the Ravi river due to a heavy rainfall across the northern parts of the country. The district administrations in Amritsar, Pathankot and Gurdaspur are on an alert after a sudden increase in the level of […]Read More