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Protest march against Modi on Rahul’s birthday 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Protest march against Modi on Rahul’s birthday Our Correspondent Nurpur, June 19 Nurpur youth Congress activists celebrated Rahul Gandhi’s 48th birthday by organising a protest march against the Modi government on Thursday. Led by state Congress general secretary and former local MLA Ajay Mahajan, the YC workers raised slogans against the Central government for its anti-people policies. Former MP Chander Kumar, Nurpur district Congress president Karan Maltu, AICC member Manoj Pathania and several office-bearers of the YC units of Nurpur, Indora, Jawali and Fatehpur blocks participated in the protest. Earlier, members of the youth Congress mahila wing held a protest in front of the office of Irrigation-cum-Public Health Department. Carrying empty pitchers in their hands, the protesters were demanding regular water supply in the area. They broke pitchers in front of the department. Former MLA Ajay Mahajan alleged that people living in the rural areas were reeling under acute water scarcity and getting ...
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Encourage farmers for crop diversification: Dhankar 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 In a first and a unique initiative of its kind, senior officers of all government departments associated with agriculture on Monday held a brainstorming meeting on upcoming kharif crop to discuss inputs, output, procurement and various challenges associated with the crop. The meeting named “Kharif-2018” organised on the initiative of Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar was aimed at visualising the size of upcoming crop, inputs required and the status of their availability, availability of water, power, seeds and pesticides, procurement of crop and challenges in the way, including climatic conditions. “The purpose of the meeting is that we are not found wanting for providing inputs to the farmers and also problems, if any come, can be addressed,” Dhankar told mediapersons after the meeting. Based on inputs received from officials, Dhankar said that nearly 90 lakh MT of paddy was likely to be produced on 14.72 lakh hectares this kharif season out of which 60 ...
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‘Pattiseema has saved crops worth ₹13,000 cr.’ 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Minister takes part in ‘jala harathi’
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Mixed response to proposal to get water from Linganamakki dam 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One argument is for Bengaluru to harness its resources instead of diverting river water from other regions
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One dozen villages to be benefitted by Semai Minor: Dr. Mishra 19.6.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal,Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi-poojan of construction works related to irrigation at village Sindhvari of Datia district costing Rs. 36 lakh. He informed villagers that around one dozen villages will get sufficient water from Semai Minor Canal. Moreover, Dr. Mishra urged labourers and artisans […]
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Africa must be proactive about drought, not reactive, says FAO 19.6.2018 Downtoearth
As the continent feels the heat of climate change, it is time it adopts measures to better manage its water and land to build greater resilience to droughts
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‘Stop illegal tapping of Periyar water’ 19.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Water bottling units are reportedly the main suspects, says Periyar Irrigation Planning Committee
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Farmers clash over canal water 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 18 As the paddy sowing season is set to start, the incidents of canal water theft are on the rise in the district. Two groups of farmers, reportedly owing allegiance to the Congress, clashed with each other at Gurursar village in Gidderbaha on Monday. One faction has even alleged that the other group even opened fire in the air. Sources said some farmers had installed a water pipeline to get canal water supply, but it led to some dispute between some of them. “They gathered in the morning at a common place and started arguing. Later, one of them fired in the air,” said the sources. Harmeet Singh, a farmer, said, “Bhupinder Singh fired two shots in the air over the water dispute.” On the other hand, Bhupinder Singh said, “Some farmers had blocked the pipeline and threatened me with dire consequences if I try to open it. Now, they are concocting a false story of firing in the air.” Meanwhile, the police have started investigation in this regard. Dharna near Abohar ...
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Doubling farmers' income in India: What's the way ahead? 19.6.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
As per one of the projections, only 50% of the requirement for irrigation can be met by the year 2030 .
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‘Losing 24 bn tonnes of fertile soil annually’ 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 18 Sixty percent of total crop yield depends mainly on soil health. Therefore, performing soil tests on regular basis could help in improving the soil and boosting crop yield. Dr VK Rampal, deputy director training, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar said, “It is estimated that each year 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil is lost due to erosion which is a result of unbalanced soil management. Therefore, proper soil management in the form of soil testing and application of right fertilisers is more efficient and financially justified.” Dr OS Sandhu, assistant professor, soil science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar said, “Soil testing helps to know the exact quality of soil, what essential nutrients it lacks and most importantly can decrease our excessive dependency on chemical fertilisers which are used for enriching the soil.” Dr Sandhu further said testing soil once in a year is an ideal recommendation, but if once a year isn’t feasible then one may be able to increase frequency ...
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Chemical-laden truck falls into canal 19.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Hisar, June 18

A truck carrying chemicals fell into the Jui canal, near the Tosham bypass, in Bhiwani district on Monday, triggering panic among residents. The Jui feeder canal supplies water in several villages and residents suspect that toxicity caused by the chemicals mixed in the water could cause harm.

An Irrigation Department official rushed to the spot and contacted the truck owner who told him that the truck was laden with antibiotic used for manufacturing medicines and thus is not harmful.

The incident took place when driver Hakim lost control over the wheel and the truck fell into the canal. The liquid leaked from the truck and got mixed with the Jui canal water.

Manish Chhikara, an SDO of the Irrigation Department, said that he had talked to the truck owner, who told him that it carried antibiotic used for manufacturing medicines. “We have sent samples for lab test,” he added.

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Haryana poor manager of water resources: Niti Aayog 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Gurugram, June 18 Haryana is one of the poorest manager of water resources and faces the threat of “aqua-calypse”, states the latest report of the Niti Aayog. As per the Composite Water Management Index, Haryana, along with Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, is one of the worst performers with a score of 38 out of 100. Jharkhand is at the bottom with a score of 35. The report on the state-wise performance on parameters of water management ranks Gujarat at number one in reference year 2016-17 with a score of 76, followed by Madhya Pradesh (69) and Andhra Pradesh (68). Interestingly, water-starved Rajasthan has managed a score of 48 owing to its innovative water conservation and management schemes. An analysis of the report brings out that Haryana was the only state to have provided data on rain-fed agriculture, making it the worst performer in that category as well. The state has failed to provide information to the Niti Aayog about a policy and water governance or having notified any law or a ...
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Illegal structure on Krishna riverbed demolished 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
‘Action plan will be prepared soon to address such issues’
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Civic body plans to overhaul canals 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Proposals sought from consultants for feasibility study
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Evict Tibetans from forestland: Residents 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, June 18 Residents of Rewalsar town on Monday submitted a memorandum to the district administration seeking the eviction of Tibetans residing in the area from forestland. They alleged that Tibetans had encroached upon vast tracts of forestland and tied their banners on trees. They had also engraved stones with Tibetan language. Laxmender Singh, president of the Mandi Bachao Sangharsh Morcha, said the HC and the NGT had passed orders against encroachment on forestland, but Tibetans near Rewalsar were violating the norms. “Tibetans have erected their banners on a vast track of the Sarkaghat forest area. Huge boulders falling under Pandav Parvat have also been engraved with Chinese and Tibetan slogans,” he added. He questioned the functioning of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board, the Forest Department and the Irrigation and Public Health Department which had “provided “ water and electricity connections for the convenience of Tibetans in the region. “We want the ...
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Link canal to supplement Kaleshwaram water to Kakatiya Canal 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
Proposed 3-km gravity canal to carry water for 2.51 lakh acres under 25 distributaries
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Flash floods damage houses, crops in Rajouri 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Shyam Sood Rajouri, June 18 Heavy loss to agricultural land, livestock, houses, paddy and maize crops has been reported from Thanamandi subdivision in Rajouri district due to a cloud burst and the consequent flash floods during the past three days. According to an official statement, 70 hectares under maize and 20 hectares under paddy were completely damaged while six houses were damaged and more than 12 were partially damaged in the flash floods. The worst affected villages include Planagar, Lah, Behrote, Sorah and Khablan. In Khablan village, the entire agricultural land and crops have been damaged. A large number of irrigation canals, flood protection works, bundhs and water supply lines have also been washed away in these areas. Many animals were also washed away. The district administration has given an immediate relief of Rs1 lakh to the owners of six houses which were completely damaged. “The Department of Disaster Management is taking up relief and restoration operations on priority and ...
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HC notice on supply of water to Kolar, Chikkaballapura 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
The water comes from Sewerage Treatment Plants in Bengaluru
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Payment for ecosystem services can be a tool for guaranteed farm income: experts 18.6.2018 Downtoearth
According to experts, farmers should be paid for the ecosystem services they provide
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Farmers on toes to check canal water theft 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 17 Canal water theft has become a major concern for farmers in the Lambi Assembly segment. To stop the theft of water, some farmers have started keeping a vigil overnight. They had even caught some farmers red-handed in the past. Recently, some farmers of Kolianwali, Dabwali Malko Ki and Shamkhera villages laid a naka along the Abul Khurana minor during night hours and found some water pipes that were used to lift canal water illegally. The farmers alleged that Irrigation Department officials first did not release adequate water in the minors and now were unable to check water thefts as well. “We are left to protect our rights ourselves. We have lodged a report with the police as well, but they too have not registered any case so far. As a result, farmers of neighbouring villages are stealing water with impunity,” said the farmers. Nempal Singh, a farmer of Dabwali Malko Ki village, said, “The farmers of neighbouring villages have been caught red-handed stealing water. ...
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