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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Friday's rain pours hope for Gujarat farmers 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rains on Friday poured a major relief for farmers, especially those sowing kharif across Gujarat. The rains that lashed the state after 21 days also brought fresh water into the dams at the catchment areas in Narmada and Tapi rivers. According to a recent weekly report of the state agriculture department, the state witnessed sowing of 72.28 lakh hectare, which is about 84% of the seasonal average of over 85 lakh hectare. However, it does not take care of sowing damaged to due flooding and shortage of water. Whatever was left was also at a risk of damage. Reports of damage to cotton in Saurashtra region and groundnut in north Gujarat have started pouring in due to inadequate rains. Nikul Patel of Dadhaliya – Umedpur village of Arvalli district said that the plants of groundnut are turning yellowish. Moreover, sowing was also infected by 'Dor' insects, which eats away the roots of the crop. Farmers are trying to save the crop by spraying more insecticides. "There was a fear that about 50% of the sowing ...
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Dr. Satya Pal Singh chairs a meeting to Discuss Augmentation of flows at Shukartal Ghat in Muzaffarnagar District 16.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Singh instructed the officials of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand irrigation departments to submit proposals for augmentation of flows at Shukartal ghat in Muzaffarnagar district located along River Saloni, a tributary of River Ganga while chairing a meeting on the issue today.
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PM’s Independence Day Speech 2018- Highlights in English 15.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech: Today, the country is full of self-confidence.
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Mahadayi: Karnataka gets 13.4TMC water; Goa, Maha 24TMC, 1.33TMC each 14.8.2018 Rediff: News
The Tribunal said the equitable distribution of Mahadayi waters among three states is 'neither necessary nor feasible' at this stage.
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Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Quality of solar pumps and getting farmers on board are the two key risks for the success of the net-metered solar pumps, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms. It said that while the 60 GW target for large-scale solar power projects is on track, the 40 GW target for roof-top solar is still to gather momentum, and as of March, only 2.4 GW roof-top capacity had been installed. While talking about several benefits the solar pumps could provide, the analysis identified the quality of solar pumps and maintenance as a key potential risk for the success of net-metered solar pumps. Incidentally, the central government had recently launched KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) scheme to promote ...
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Bengaluru Buzz: Froth-damage control at Bellandur lakel; Graphite Junction shows high level of pollution 13.8.2018 Citizen Matters
BDA and BBMP take steps to control Bellandur lake’s froth The planned sluice gate began its final run on August 8 in Bellandur lake to block froth from entering the city’s waterways, and irrigation tanks
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Increasing farmers' income through reduction in cost of cultivation 13.8.2018 DNA: India
When the goal of increasing the income of farmers and workers has gained national priority across the spectrum of ideological boundaries, is not it strange that excessive focus is on increasing prices and not on decreasing cost? What is the political economy of this bias? Reducing cost requires triggering debate on sustainability, saving water, soil, seed and all inputs in such a manner that farmers improve his income by reducing the cost to oneself but also to mother nature. Reduction in cost takes place when we get more crop with less water as Harbhajan, suggested in early 2000. He suggested irrigation in alternate rows of cotton thus halving water requirement and also reducing the incidence of pest without any adverse effect on crop yield (more on it next week). Growing coriander around chickpea reduces pest attack in parts of Haryana due to predators attracted by nectar-rich coriander. Micro-toxins produced by using old bajra flour in early nineties in Gujarat were used as pesticides in Gujarat. One ...
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Kumaraswamy wears farmers attire and sows paddy in rice bowl of Karnataka 11.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Mandya, Karnataka, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy wore farmers attire and sowed paddy saplings at Arulakoppe-Sitapura village in the District along with 150 agriculture labours including 100 women. To give confidence to the farming communities in this district, which reported highest farmer suicides in Karntaka, Mr Kumaraswamy arrived near the field changed his pant and […]
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Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages 11.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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Bisalpur Dam records lowest water level in 6 yrs 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Bisalpur dam in Deoli of Tonk district, which has become the lifeline of Rajasthan, has reached its minimum water level in the last ten years. The situation is that there has been a huge reduction in drinking water supply in hundreds of villages and several cities including Tonk, Ajmer, Jaipur. Within the last five months, 6 TMC water has been vapourized. Now, if there is no rain in the coming days, then the dam water will be able to serve the people of cities like Jaipur and Ajmer for only 3 months, till November. The total water level of the dam is 315.50 RL metres and 38.70 TMC water is filled in it. Now, the gauge of the dam is recorded as 309.19 RL metres. Only 8.61 TMC of water is remaining, which is 22.24% of the total water capacity. Assistant Engineer of Dam Project Manish Bansal said that till date, 4 TMC water has been given for irrigation and 10.35 TMC for drinking. On one hand, the water level of the dam is decreasing and on the other hand, the dam is constantly accumulating the waste, which ...
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Realignment of Cropping Pattern 10.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare emphasize for holistic development of agriculture including land, crop and water productivity. In order to enhance water use efficiency and judicious use of irrigation water, incentives are given for water saving devices like sprinklers, drip, raingun etc. besides promotion of resource conservation technologies under the Schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) (per drop more crop) etc. The cropping pattern is dependent on various factors viz. agro- climatic condition of the region, availability of resources like land & water, market forces, socio-economic condition of the farmers and change as per the available resources.
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Rajasthan: Jal Swavlamban revitalises water sources in Dausa 10.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana is proving to be a milestone in eliminating the water problem in the state to great extent. Under the scheme, water storage reservoirs of ancient times have been rejuvenated and are getting the rainwater. The water level in the wells has also gone up. Speaking on the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana, Dausa Collector Naresh Sharma said that the scheme has been to solve the problem of water shortage in the state. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s efforts have solved the drinking water problem and the villagers are also getting water for irrigation. Talking specifically about Dausa district, Sharma added that where the old water resources have been restored for the purpose of storing water , the work has also been done in the direction of developing some new water sources. Moreover, hurdles that stopped the water reaching these sources have also been removed for maximum storage. MLA Shankar Sharma said that when he became the MLA of Dausa, the situation of water in ...
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CM Chouhan dedicates reservoir costing Rs. 74 crore 54 lakh 9.8.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal,  Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated ambitious Kanchamandi Minor Reservoir project costing Rs. 7454.19 lakh after performing Kanya Poojan at Barghat Block of Seoni District today. Irrigation facility will be provided on 2 thousand 219 hectare land and water will be supplied to 12 villages for irrigation purpose by canals from this reservoir. […]
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Declaration of irrigation projects as National Projects 9.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Sixteen projects in the country have been declared as National Project as per the guidelines of the scheme. Further, the State Governments from time to time send requests for inclusion of the projects in the scheme of National Projects.
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Demonstration programme on Binadhan 11, mechanical transplanters 9.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Demonstration programme on Binadhan 11, mechanical transplanters
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Monsoon system heading towards Bhopal 7.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The rainfall activities are set to revive in the state. According to the weatherman, a monsoon system is heading towards Bhopal from UP which will lead to increase in rainfall activities in Madhya Pradesh. Absence of rainfall activities has increased rain deficient percentage of State. Even farmers have got worried for their crops […]
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Revised MoA signed for Funding of Central Share of 99 Prioritized Irrigation Projects 7.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A revised Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed yesterday amongst Govt. of India (through MoWR, RD & GR), NABARD and National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for funding of central share of 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) through Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF).
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Irrigation Facilities for Small/Marginal Land Holdings 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As per Agriculture Census 2010-11, the estimated number of Operational Holdings and Net Irrigated Area in different size classes is as follows: S.No. Size Class Number of operational Holdings Net Irrigated area (ha.) 1 Marginal (Below 0.99 ha) 48917426 16834633 2 Small (1.0-1.
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