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Category: Rain_Water_Harvesting
Last updated: Apr 21 2015 10:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Potato prices slump on massive stock arrivals 25.3.2015 Rediff: Business
In UP, potato prices have moved marginally up so far this month.
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ENC going green to reduce carbon footprint 22.3.2015 TOI: India
The Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command is not just leading from the front in protecting the country’s eastern seaboard but has also taken a head start in energy conservation and environmental protection to cut down on its carbon ...
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Khar Gymkhana launches green carnival 31.1.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Inspired by the Swacch Bharat initiative, the Khar Gymkhana, a premier sports club in the western suburbs, will be hosting a 2-day long GO GREEN carnival starting today. The aim is to remind Mumbaikars of the urgent need to drastically reduce their carbon footprint, conserve valuable resources and recycle to ensure a cleaner and greener environment. "No other gymkhana has come up with an initiative like this where the manifesto by our prime minister for cleanliness and energy conservation has been applied," said Ashok Mohanani, president of Khar Gymkhana. Staying true to the 'GO GREEN' theme, there will be 18 stalls set up in the gymkhana's central lawn, Every stall will promote technologies like solar power, waste recycling techniques, rain water harvesting, electric cars, LED lighting, etc. Workshops will be held on rain water harvesting and urban gardening, along with quiz competitions, collage painting, poster painting and a treasure hunt, all based on the carnival's theme. Adding to the mood will be ...
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Odisha unveils Rs 100 crore scheme for rain water harvesting 14.1.2015 ET: Policy
Odisha government today unveiled a Rs 100 crore Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting Scheme in its bid to conserve water, official sources said.
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Venkaiah Naidu's five pronged strategy to meet water demand 13.1.2015 ET: Infrastructure
Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday suggested a five pronged strategy to ensure adequate water for drinking and irrigation needs.
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Shri Venkaiah Naidu call for a five pronged strategy to meet water demand 13.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has expressed serious concern on water scarcity in the country and suggested a five pronged strategy to ensure adequate water for drinking and irrigation needs. Addressing the Plenary Session of ‘India Water Week – 2015’, a four-day international conference organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, here today, Shri Naidu suggested the following strategy for implement it on priority basis.
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18 Jharkhand villages identified under ‘Green India Mission’ 6.1.2015 TOI: India
Eighteen villages have been identified under the central government sponsored ‘Green India Mission’ for undertaking eco-friendly development programmes in the areas falling under Seraikela forest division in Seraikela-Kharswan district of ...
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Survey on Ground Water 18.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR carries out ground water monitoring, four times a year, on a regional scale through a network of observation wells in the Country.
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Rain Deficiency 10.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The large rainfall deficiency occurred during the initial part of the Southwest Monsoon season, especially during the month of June and up to mid-July is due to late onset, and delay in the advance of monsoon over major part of the country.
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Take steps on water conservation next monsoon: Government to states 20.11.2014 ET: Agriculture
"The states need to take advance steps to prepare for the monsoon of 2015 so that maximum water can be stored in those few months for the benefit of all," Singh said.
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Minister of Rural Development Inaugurates Workshop on Construction and Desilting of Checkdams and Water Harvesting Structures 20.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the States need to take advance steps to prepare for the monsoon of 2015 so that maximum water can be stored in those few months for the benefit of all. He was addressing the delegates from all states after inaugurating the two-day workshop on ‘Construction and Desilting of Checkdams/ Water Harvesting Structures’ in New Delhi today.
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Wet Meghalaya seeks water conservation tips from Chennai 6.11.2014 TOI: Chennai
Nature might have gifted Meghalaya with the wettest place on Earth but its quest to conserve water has brought it to Chennai, a region which receives a modicum of ...
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India's monsoon report card 2014 30.9.2014 DNA: Top News
From the first week of June 2014 until the middle of September 2014, there have been floods and conditions equivalent to drought in many districts. For India, the tale of monsoon 2014 comes from a reading of individual districts, not from a national ‘average’ or a ‘cumulative’. Despite the advances made by our agencies in weather forecasting and climate monitoring, the science of meteorology still remains to be effectively distilled so that it can be used by citizens and, wherever possible, expanded and given context by ground-based observation and recording. One sector in which this does take place - albeit at a level still far below its potential - is agriculture. The reason is clear: our crop staples (cereals, pulses, vegetables and fruit) have their individual calendars for preparation, sowing, tending and harvesting. And so we have an agricultural meteorology system that faithfully and reliably informs kisans and cultivators in 641 districts what to expect from the weather for the next week. Thanks ...
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Paddy harvesting starts in Punjab, Haryana; late rains improve sentiment 30.9.2014 ET: Agriculture
According to agriculture ministry, total crop plantings at 101.93 mn hectares for the week ended Sept, 26 were 2% below last year's level.
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