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Hike in Minimum Support Price for Kharif crops will go a long way in improving the incomes of the farmers: Vice President 5.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has appreciated the Government’s resolve to double the farmers’ income and complimented the Government of India for the steep hike in MSP for Kharif crops.
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India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water 27.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Grand technological schemes, inspired by erstwhile colonial policy, have led to the systematic neglect of natural water sources and traditional water wisdom. The impact on Bengaluru's water future is there for all to see, »
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Govt bias in giving rehabilitation package: Pratap Singh Singhvi 26.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The BJP MLA from Chabra, Pratap Singh Singhvi, has slammed his own government for discriminating against the farmers of his area with regard to releasing rehabilitation package for those farmers whose land has been affected due to Parwan Irrigation Project. The MLA handed over a memorandum to chief secretary DB Gupta and to water resource principal secretary Shikhar Agarwal and asked to immediately release due compensation to the farmers. In the memorandum submitted, it has been alleged that the department released Rs 4-6 lakh compensation per bigha land acquired from the farmers in the neighboring district of Jhalawar while farmers in Baran faced discrimination as they got just Rs 2-3 lakh compensation. Similarly, the department wrongly accessed the drowned areas of three villages in Baran due to which farmers received less compensation. “Three villages namely Bilendi, Kharan and Majra will be disconnected from every mode of transport under land acquired for the project. Though, the villages have been ...
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Irregularities abound in lifting of alluvial soil from tanks 25.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Real beneficiaries have benefited only to a limited extent and commercial exploitation of soil is rampant, say villagers across Madurai district
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Mumbai soaks in the spirit of Sao Joao 25.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
While citizens were spending a relaxed Sunday, East Indians and Goan Catholics in city celebrated San Jao Cha Sann or San Jao festival. The festival is dedicated to St John the Baptist, who is said to have baptised Jesus Christ. Members of the community celebrate the festival at Bassein (Vasai), Dharavi Beth (Manori, Gorai and Uttan), Pond (Vile Parle) and other gaonthans in city. "It's basically the feast of St John the Baptist. Back then one used to be baptized by taking a dip in the well or a water body or water being poured on the head. Christ was baptized in the Jordan river. Thus, people are baptised by being immersed in water," said Gleason Baretto, founder trustee of Mobai Gaothan Panchayat, adding, "On this auspicious day we have also decided to approach authorities to restore our wells, ponds and lakes and protect them." Sebastian Sequeira, President of Goan Outreach Association (GOA) which organised the festival said, "As part of the celebrations this year, we have invited Goans from across ...
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Factors for flash flood dissected 18.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Factors for flash flood dissected
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India is our Aryabhoomi: Dalai Lama 16.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Giving up the idea of an independent Tibet, the Dalai Lama talks of peace, democracy and self-rule
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Green drives in the city 12.6.2018 Hindu: S & T
Tree plantation in the city picks up pace as the monsoons arrive
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Prepare scheme to build small dams for expansion of irrigation facility in Tribal dominant areas 7.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that a scheme should be prepared to build small dams for expansion of irrigation facility in tribal dominant areas. Poor beneficiaries should not face problem in getting payment of MNREGA and Social Security Pension from the banks. All the Collectors should conduct a campaign with the […]
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189-km NH 66 four-laning work still incomplete 7.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Work between Kundapur and Goa border which started four years ago has made very little progress
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Port official puts boat operators, owners on notice 7.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Stringent checks are being carried out to ensure safety of passengers, says Koya Praveen
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'Plastics invade Loktak Lake' 5.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
'Plastics invade Loktak Lake'
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To be an environmental world power 4.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Cross-border environmentalism is crucial for South Asia, but India is not inclined to take the lead
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The cruel face of caste in Kachanatham 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Dailts are reluctant to confront caste Hindu aggressors, fearing reprisal from the dominant community
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Pond, Waste Water Management Authority to be set up in Hry 30.5.2018 General News
The state cabinet today decided to bring an ordinance for setting up the Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority. The Haryana Cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, approved the draft ordinance for setting up the authority which would manage all ponds located outside notified forest areas in the state, except those having an area of less than 0.5 acre. The authority would comprise the chief minister as the chairperson, the minister in-charge for irrigation and water resources, and minister in-charge for development and panchayats as senior vice-chairperson. A person of eminence in the field of water resources management will be appointed as executive vice-chairman, an official release said, adding a village pond and waste water management committee will also be set up which will be headed by the sarpanch. Under the ordinance, no person will be allowed to construct any structure on pond land, green belt and catchment areas, ...
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Thottara Puncha rice brand to hit market by June 25.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Government’s farming success story sees revival of 652 acres of paddy land
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International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country; National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country today. The celebration of the IDB under the theme - “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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19 teams formed to clean beaches, riverfronts: Environment Ministry 17.5.2018 General News
In the build up to the World Environment Day on June 5, the government has formed 19 teams which will undertake cleaning of 24 beaches and an equal number of polluted riverfronts and lakes across India. India is the global host of this year's World Environment Day Celebrations, the largest UN-led celebration on environment, and the theme for this edition is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. The Environment Ministry said that cleaning up of around 24 beaches in nine coastal states and riverfronts in 24 identified polluted stretches in 19 states will be undertaken by the teams. A special cleanliness drive will be carried out at Yamuna riverfront in Delhi while certain lakes and water bodies have also been identified for cleaning. The 19 teams will include senior officers of the ministry, state nodal agencies in-charge of eco-clubs of schools, State Pollution Control Boards, district administration, college of fisheries located along the coastal stretches and other educational and research ...
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Revival of rivers reaches a milestone 12.5.2018 Hindu: National
Thousands of people in Kottayam district march to their nearest waterbody to clean them
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