User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Rain_Water_Harvesting
Last updated: Jul 15 2015 20:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Borewells run dry? Crops failing? The Water Doctor will see you now 15.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ayyappa Masagi’s Water Literacy Foundation has helped 100,000 Indian farmers to fight drought using simple structures to capture rainwater Muni Nagappa lost all hope when his 21 borewells ran dry and his five-acre orchard in India’s Karnataka state almost died in June last year. He resorted to buying water, but after his son heard of some revolutionary water-harvesting techniques at a farmers’ festival, he decided to give them a try. Soon, his land was brought back to life. Just three days after constructing water-harvesting structures on his land, Nagappa’s borewells started to refill, and when the rains returned a few months later, four were completely ...
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Govt needs 10k crore to create water bodies 13.7.2015 TOI: Cities
The state government has prepared a proposal worth Rs 10,000 crore to create 10 lakh water bodies in Uttarakhand, which will help locals reduce their dependency on Ganga for daily water usage and thus ease pressure on the river ...
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Gardens: seasons in the sun 12.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

If you choose the right plant for the right place, you’ll have flowers all through a hot dry summer

I am blessed with our soil here – two generations ago the land was market gardens that provided fruit and veg for Bath. When there’s enough rain to keep the hearty south-facing slopes moist, my plants grow athletically, and I have to keep them in check.

In a dry summer such as this, however, our sunny slopes provide challenges. My American swamp lilies are half the height they should be and even though the hellebores are snuggled in the shade of the willows, their rosettes are splayed with thirst.

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Deforestation drives worsening flooding in Kashmir 7.7.2015 Sify Finance
By Ashutosh Sharma
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Monsoon worries: is India ready? 19.6.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Farmers of Haryana suffered because of unseasonal rain.
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Continuation, strengthening and establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the XII Plan

17.6.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for continuation, strengthening and establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) with an outlay of Rs.3900 crore. The scheme envisages continuation of 642 KVKs established till date and establishment of 109 new KVKs in the XII Plan, to carry out its wide range of activities.
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Meeting taken by Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh to review preparedness in case of a deficient monsoon. 5.6.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture Minister today here took a review meeting of the efforts being made since April to face the deficient monsoon, Shri Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Agriculture was also present. The meeting was attended by the senior officers of Agriculture Ministry including Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Secertary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Secretary, ICAR, Secretary, Ministry of Power,
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UP's chief secretary asks to prepare contingency plan for safety of barrage before rains 28.5.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
LUCKNOW: The chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Alok Ranjan has directed Jal Nigam for construction of trunk drains on both banks of Gomti River to prevent dirty water and sewage of the city from falling into the ...
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Father of Green Revolution on what Modi must do to revive farming 20.5.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'It is a national shame that the only country that enacted a food security act is now better known as the land of farmer suicides. Indian farming can change only if national irrigation policy is implemented in totality,' Dr M S Swaminathan tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com
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Centre asks states to prepare for lower monsoon rains 13.5.2015 ET: Agriculture
The states have been asked to take up maximum number of works,renovation of traditional water bodies including de-silting.
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Be prepared for lower monsoon rains: Centre alerts states 13.5.2015 Rediff: Business
Timely onset of south-west monsoon is crucial for kharif (summer) crops.
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Uma Bharti Calls for Mass Awareness Programme on Water Conservation and Integrated Water Management 9.5.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has called for more awareness on water management, rain water harvesting and artificial recharge through mass awareness programmes.
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CSR by PSU's 28.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the administrative control of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) have been undertaking CSR activities in a wide-range of areas
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Environmental Friendly Production Units of Railways 27.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Environment related parameters in the Railway Production Units are being monitored as indicated by the respective State Pollution Control Boards.
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This is India's biggest challenge. Did you know about it? 21.4.2015 Rediff: News
'Any new technology, either before or soon after its release, will face severe criticism by one or the other segment of society. It is only after seeing the benefits of new technology for themselves that our farmers accept it.'
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Permaculture in Malawi: use food forests to prevent floods and hunger 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriously

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Musings on flood management in Guwahati city 16.4.2015 The Assam Tribune
Musings on flood management in Guwahati city
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São Paulo's water crisis: in the Favela do Moinho, 2,500 residents rely on one impossibly thin blue pipe 15.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In the third of our special reports, Claire Rigby finds out how water shortages are affecting the city’s poorest residents in central São Paulo’s last remaining slum

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Indian tea industry keen to embrace Israeli expertise 7.4.2015 ET: Food
Depending upon the results, the programme would extended to other gardens as well.
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Cabinet nod for smart cities soon; roll-out next month: Venkaiah Naidu 6.4.2015 ET: Infrastructure
The Centre will be a facilitator with regard to smart cities and government will do the hand holding, Naidu told the industry promising all support.
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