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Rain water harvesting, river check dams are way forward: Nair 19.4.2016 TOI: Cities
Hyderabad, Apr 19 () Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair today said as India was facing drought conditions and water scarcity in several regions, conserving each rain drop and putting in place a resource management system were key to addressing the issues.
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Monsoon failure and climate change may not be the only triggers for acute distress in rural India 10.4.2016 ET: Agriculture
The policy approach to agriculture since the ’90s has been to secure increased production by subsidising inputs such as power, water and fertiliser; and by increasing minimum support price.
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Sayfix expands piped drinking water 7.4.2016 Sify Finance
-NewsVoir): Nationwide, the urban water tables are diminishing due to the increasing population and expansion of piped drinking water. While in rural India, the reduction in recharge areas is
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Sayfix expands piped drinking water 7.4.2016 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Nationwide, the urban water tables are diminishing due to the increasing population and expansion of piped drinking water. While in rural India, the reduction in recharge areas is resulting in dry lakes and ...
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Top 10 depictions of British rain 6.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
If April showers are keeping you indoors, English literature from Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel provides a vivid idea of what you’re missing – with no need to get wet For the last decade or so I’ve been devouring writing old and new about the British countryside – but recently it struck me how few of the books I love feature good old-fashioned rain. Given the fact that precipitation is something of a national obsession, it seemed remiss that the country we see through the eyes of our psychogeographers and botanists, our naturalists, travel writers and landscape historians, is largely a fair-weather one. So I set out to remedy that, in a small way, by going on a series of deliberately rainy expeditions and writing a book of my own about them. In contrast to our non-fiction, though, you don’t have to look far in novels, plays and poetry to find a bit of familiar British weather. In fact, rain patters and drums and trickles its way from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Austen, Alice Oswald and beyond. Here, in no ...
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States should go for rain harvesting in a right way: Hazare 26.3.2016 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
Coimbatore, Mar 26 () There will be no inter-state water dispute if all the States take efforts for rain water harvesting, which will make the them water surplus, without depending on other States, social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare said today.
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Anna Hazare bats for total prohibition, rain water harvesting 26.3.2016 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
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Circular soon one month deadline for rain water harvesting, says BWSSB 22.3.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Circular soon one month deadline for rain water harvesting, says BWSSB
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PM Modi's new growth recipe: Just add water 16.3.2016 TOI: India Business
PM Narendra Modi has concentrated on irrigation in the 2016-17 Union Budget presented on February 29. The Modi government has pledged nearly $13 billion for rural development, aiming to double farmer's incomes by 2022.
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Modi's new growth recipe - Just add water 16.3.2016 Rediff: Business
Modi's irrigation push in the Budget is aimed at scoring on the political front along with achieving growth targets
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Over 200 irrigation projects worth nearly Rs 2.42 lakh crore stalled for decades 16.3.2016 DNA: Opinion
Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking forward since years to the day when a $65 million (approximately Rs 438 crore) dam will be completed in his village, an hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Mumbai. The dam would supply enough water to irrigate 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) of parched land around it, including Kshirsagar's 2.5-hectare family farm in Kondhane village. A steady water supply, instead of reliance on seasonal monsoon rains, would allow him to switch to cash crops and reap three harvests a year, instead of one now, Kshirsagar said. Kshirsagar's family has been holding on to that dream since 1984 when the project was first proposed by the state government. "My family's income will more than double if they complete the dam," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promising to do just that in the 2016-17 budget presented on Feb. 29. His government has pledged nearly $13 billion on rural development, aiming to double farmer's incomes by 2022. Irrigation is a ...
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PM Narendra Modi's new growth recipe: Just add water 16.3.2016 ET: Agriculture
Modi's budget has allocated a record $18 billion in the federal budget to expand irrigation and recharge aquifers - two thirds of that could come from overseas loans.
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Gram Vikas Yojana 14.3.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Tribal Affairs had implemented a programme for development of forest villages since 2005-06 as a one-time measure for integrated development of forest villages with a view to raise the Human Development Index (HDI) of the inhabitants of the forest villages and for providing basic facilities and services in the 2,474 forest villages/habitations spread over twelve States
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Budget 2016: Full text of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's speech 29.2.2016 ET: Policy
Jaitley presented his third budget which took on the fiscal and physical health of the nation by setting the fiscal deficit target at 3.5% of GDP.
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Railway Undertakes Energy Audits to Reduce Energy Consumption in Non-Traction Area by 10% to 15% 25.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Environment in the context of India’s commitment
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Reserve Bank Staff College hostel in Chennai receives IGBC platinum rating 19.2.2016 TOI: Cities
Reserve Bank Staff College hostel in Chennai receives IGBC platinum rating
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Budding architects should help reduce carbon footprints of buildings: Expert 18.2.2016 TOI: Cities
Students of architecture are required to play a major role in helping people use natural resources like air, water, wind and solar judiciously to reduce carbon foot print of the building, said S G Dalvi, an ex-serviceman turned expert in rainwater ...
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Copenhagen's public spaces that turn into picturesque ponds when it rains 22.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

City links: Floodable parks in Denmark’s capital, the rise of woodland gentrification and the Amsterdam urban farm powered by urinals all feature in this week’s roundup of the best city stories

This week’s collection of our favourite urban stories takes us from Copenhagen to Amsterdam via New York, Paris and a cabin in the woods. As ever we’d love to hear about your favourite stories too – share them in the comments below.

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CM Rawat asks officials to create Water Bank 20.1.2016 TOI: Cities
To cater to the hill state's drinking water needs as well as other parts of the country which are fed water from its leading water bodies like the Ganga, Yamuna and other tributaries, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday asked senior officials in the Irrigation, Forest and Rural Development departments to prepare a plan with the help of village panchayat and civic bodies to set up a first of its kind water bank in the Himalayan ...
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Waluj MIDC to adopt rainwater harvesting to forestall water woesto forestall water woes 29.12.2015 TOI: Cities
Worries about depleting ground water levels and this year's drought have prompted the industries in Waluj MIDC to opt for rain water ...
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