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Pumps at Pattiseema work non-stop for record 148 days 21.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLS) on the Godavari in Andhra Pradesh has set a record by pumping 100 tmc of water into the Krishna basin by working non-stop for 148 days, entering the Limca Book of Records. The 24 pumps worked for a record 1,20,000 hours, consuming 25,36, 06,000 kilowatts of electricity. The Andhra Pradesh government took up the project as an interim measure until Polavaram Project is completed. Executive Engineer (PLI) J Subramanyeswara Rao said the project, for which the foundation was laid on March 13, 2015, started working by March 20, 2016. While the project could pump only 4 tmc of water through one pump initially, it could deliver 55.6 tmc of Godavari water into the Krishna during 2016. "During the three seasons, the project delivered 159 tmc of water to the delta which would have flown into the Bay of Bengal," Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said. The minister led a team of legislators to the project site on the occasion of pumping of 100 tmc of water into ...
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J-K: Mehbooba Mufti directs release of funds for devlopment works in Kathua 21.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Navy’s unmanned aircraft searcher goes down in Kochi shortly after take-off 21.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Don't let lakes go down the drain, BBMP 21.11.2017
That Bengaluru has lost its glorious heritage of tanks and lakes is plain to see and a recent survey by the state pollution control board has confirmed the worst: 53 out of the 67 lakes tested contain water that can only be used for irrigation or industrial cooling. Not a single water body has been classified under Class A or Class B. Lakes are poisoned with effluents from industries and apartments, while broken fences along the lakebeds allow unscrupulous elements to dump garbage there. The alarm bells have been sounded but over 60 lakes in the city are still 'orphans', waiting for the BBMP or BDA to take responsibility, reports Aksheev Thakur. Bengaluru"s slide on the environmental scale is worrying. Besides its fast vanishing green cover and visible concretisation, the quality of water in its lakes is getting worse by the day. While the extreme pollution of the frothing Bellandur and Varthur lakes is apparent to everyone,  since April the water quality index of the Madiwala and ...
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Canal breach: Floods here, water shortage there 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, November 20 With farmers busy in sowing and irrigating the germinated wheat crop in the region, lack of canal water supply at the tail-ends due to breaches has become a major cause for concern. A breach in the Juglan minor in Bahbalpur village of the district flooded some fields wherein farmers had sown the wheat crop a few days ago. Irrigation officials, with the help of farmers, managed to plug the breach by the evening. The farmers complained that poor maintenance and technical flaws in the minor had been resulting in frequent breaches, causing frequent losses to them. Azad Singh, whose newly sown crop was flooded, said the walls of the minor had become very weak. “Blockage due to broken tree branches cause water to overflow though we desilt the minor and clear the blockage. The canal requires repairs for smooth flow of water,” he said. Another farmer, Satish Kumar, said the breaches, besides inundating the fields, deprived those located at the tail-ends of water. Farmers ...
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Unfriendly weather poses problems for farmers in town 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Mahesh Sharma Ahmedgarh, November 19 Interruption in agricultural chores following paddy harvesting including handling of stubble has resulted in delaying of cultivation of wheat in the region. Due to unfriendly weather with untimely showers has further compounded problems for majority of farmers including those who had completed sowing of early varieties. Kanwal Jit Singh, a resident of Sihar village said a majority of farmers of the area had already started preparation of fields for sowing of early varieties of the wheat before showers. “Unfortunately, a large number of cultivators had completed sowing of seed just prior to unexpected showers,” said Singh. He further said the cost of inputs including seeds and fertilisers has gone waste in such cases. Paramdeep Singh Deepa of Dehlon said the situation had resulted in disappointment among farmers who had been cultivating land on lease as they would not be able to harness extra crops which they used to take between early sown wheat variety and late sown ...
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Direct Rice Sowing method proves a success in Ballari 21.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Either due to uncertainty of getting water from the Tungabhadra dam, owing to failure of rain in the months of June and July this year, or due to relentless motivation by the officials of the Departme...
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Mullaperiyar: T.N. moves SC against parking project 21.11.2017 Hindu: Home
NGT had given nod to Kerala to go ahead with its proposal
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Farmers block road seeking water for irrigation 20.11.2017 Hindu: Madurai
For Periyar single crop area in Melur region
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Water released into PTR Main Channel 20.11.2017 Hindu: National
To benefit 830 acres in Uthamapalayam block and 4,316 acres in Theni block
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Students’ solution to save water 20.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 19 Young students from the city have come up with a solution to save water being used for watering plants and irrigation. In a recent Tinkering Marathon conducted at Atal Tinkering Lab at Bharitya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, students have come up with a model that not only helps in saving water, but also in proper crop growth by maintaining the optimum water levels to prevent the soil from drying out. The system has a sensor that measures moisture content in soil. If the content is low, the system supplies water and if it reaches the optimum level, it stops the water supply automatically thereby maintaining the requisite moisture level in the soil without having to manually check and water plants. “The system works perfectly to prevent wastage of water,” said Shiv Kumar, a Class X student at the school. Chirayu, another student, said it was a good system that makes watering plants. “If you are out of town for a few days, you need not worry. The level of ...
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Maintain cars, use public transport, renewable energy 20.11.2017 The Tribune
The air pollution created by smog is causing devastation in the North Indian region. Reduction of vehicle usage on roads can provide a little relief from the problem. Car pooling and utilisation of public transportation is an alternative to reduce number of vehicles on roads. Combining errands and reducing trips to the market can be another way of keeping ourselves away from the smog and simultaneously reduce air pollution. There are various home remedies, which can be adopted to keep our personal surroundings safe and pollution free. The raw untreated camphor helps in clearing chest congestion and nasal blockage. Various air purifying indoor plants can help in clearing smog around us. Adding desi ghee, turmeric, olive oil, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables in our diet will boost our energy and keep our system strong and healthy. Essential oils like eucalyptus help in clearing bacteria in the air and add a soothing essence to the house. Sprinkling of water outdoors and eliminating the usage of fireplaces ...
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Amaravati set to be reality soon 20.11.2017 The Tribune
Suresh Dharur MORE than three years after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the ambitious plan to build a world-class capital city has cleared its final hurdle. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given its nod for construction of the river-front capital between Vijayawada and Guntur in the paddy-rich coastal Andhra region. The dream project of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has so far been bogged down by delays with the plans never crossing the drawing board stage. The delay has provided ammunition for the Opposition YSR Congress headed by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is now on a six-month-long walkathon across the state highlighting the failures of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Government. The green nod for the capital project has, however, come with some riders. A Full Bench of the NGT, headed by Justice Swatantra Kumar, directed the Government to protect all the flood plains in the area. It ordered constitution of two green panels to ensure there was no deviation from the plans submitted to it and ...
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Sanguem MLA for merging of irrigation, agriculture depts 20.11.2017 The Navhind Times
PONDA: In order to provide a big boost to agriculture in the state, irrigation and agriculture departments should be merged, said Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Tuesday, adding, due to lack of proper irrigation system, agriculture is lagging behind in the state. Gaonkar was a special invitee at the opening ceremony of sugarcane crushing season at Sanjivani ...
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₹67.63 crore disbursed as crop loans: Collector 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It would cross ₹100 crore mark soon’
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Implement Thoni Maduvu water project: Anbumani Ramadoss 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the State Government to accord priority for the implementation of Thoni Maduvu scheme in Kolathur block in Salem district. Speaking to pr...
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Lost recipes 18.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
UPPER REACHES OF UTTARAKHAND Garhwal, the hilly region of Uttarakhand, is said to be quite proactive in preserving continuing use of organic and traditional seeds and grains in India. And the people take pride in their home-grown produce. So it's common to come across people, including in towns such as Dehradun, who like to tend to their kitchen gardens or grow greens on their window sills. "The shift in their food choices therefore is not huge. Even so, there are a few food items that are fading out," says Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, who began archiving Garhwali recipes nearly two decades ago. "Packaged snacks such Maggi noodles and Kurkure are aspirational foods. They are marketed so well that even people in areas affected by malnutrition prefer to spend on these than on nutrition-rich food." With Punjabis having settled in tourist hotspots such as Mussoorie, the community's food too has wielded an influence in the region. The traditional mandua ki roti or the earthy millet porridge called paleu have ...
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KCR asks for sector-wise energy demand projections 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
CM anticipates additional demand of 10,000 -12,000 MW in view of new projects
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Water for irrigation released 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
To benefit 1,550 acres in Palani belt
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