Taking into account the rising mercury and the drought crisis in Maharashtra, the state government has made a budgetary provision of Rs 1 crore to supply water for wild animals in the forests.
The quake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale shook the region at 2.57 pm, an official of the state Meteorological Department said.
An earthquake in Afghanistan's east and flash floods in the north killed at least 33 people on Wednesday as hundreds of traditional mud-brick homes collapsed, officials said.
Lightning struck and killed at least 21 people and heavy unseasonal rain damaged acres of standing crops, particularly paddy and mango, over the past two days across Andhra Pradesh.
India's disaster relief agency suffers from "critical gaps" in its preparedness for calamities, making it largely ineffective when responding to the numerous disasters the country faces such as flo
The state government has increased the crop loan limit of farmers by 15% which will come into effect from the coming kharif season starting from mid June this year.
Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale on Wednesday contributed Rs five lakh towards the Maharashtra Chief Minister's drought relief fund.
MNS has now decided to target the Rs 1,500-crore bottled water industry in the state.
Residents of Jalna, who are reeling under severe drought, have found a way to beat the perennial water crisis.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has drawn flak from the CAG which said the apex planning and supervising body in handling calamity has been found to be ineffective in most of the
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