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‘Nirmal Ganga’ a reality for Varanasi soon: govt 21.10.2017 National News – The Navhind Times
NEW DELHI: With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a ‘Nirmal Ganga’ (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday. Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently generates an estimated 300 million litres per day (MLD) of ...
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An adventure tourism hub in the making 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Facilities to be developed at Tatipudi reservoir at a cost of ₹ 4.3 crore
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Farmers want check dams across Palar 21.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
They voice their concern over encroachments on waterbodies and canals across Vellore district
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Earthmovers used to load sand on to trucks 21.10.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
Union Ministry guidelines are being flouted: Villagers
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Canal front to be developed for recreational activities 21.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, October 20 The Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) has chalked out a plan to develop a canal front at the junction of three canals—including Western Yamuna, Bhakra and SYL — near Saidpura village on the outskirt of the city. Taking inspiration from the development of the Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad, the step aims at promoting tourism and recreational activities among residents. A proposal has been sent to the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Irrigation and Water Resource Department, for the transfer of land and an NOC. The authorities are hopeful for the NOC and if all goes as per the plan, the city will have a spot for several fitness activities. “The KMC has sent a proposal to the ACS requesting grant of an NOC for developing a canal front to boost social-economic development of the areas,” said Priyanka Soni, Commissioner, KMC. A branch of the Bhakra canal touches the SYL canal and the Western Yamuna canal near Saidpura village. These canals make the land fertile ...
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Pending projects leave city at risk 21.10.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Preparedness for northeast monsoon has been compromised by unfinished work
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Telangana: Rains revive hopes of farmers for Rabi 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Widespread rains in the state over the past two weeks have revived hopes for the Rabi season among farmers who suffered losses due to the failure of the monsoons in Kharif.  With all the irrigation projects brimming with water, the state agriculture department is coming out with an advanced Rabi action plan to irrigate 25 lakh acres. Seeds and fertilisers have been kept ready in all districts to enable early Rabi sowing. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Pocharam Srinivas Reddy,  agriculture minister, to tap the opportunity of having full water levels in all projects to increase agriculture production. The minister is holding meetings with agriculture officials on preparing the advanced Rabi action plan, which will be released soon. Principal secretary of agriculture C. Partha-sarathi said, "All the major, medium and minor irrigation projects put together cover 48.95 lakh acres in state. Of this, crops are sown in an extent of 23.95 lakh acres, if we take the ...
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Krishna river: Inflows fall, officials shut crest gates 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Due to a drastic reduction in inflows in the Krishna river, respective authorities of various dams have closed the spillway/ crest gates by Friday morning.  Almatti, Narayanapur, Jurala and Srisailam have closed the shutters and are managing the surplus inflows by operating power houses.  Presently, there is inflow of around 53,000 cusecs at Srisailam Dam which is being routed to downstream  Nagarjunasagar dam through power houses.  "We have actually asked the TS Genco to stop power production in view of reduced inflows and from Andhra Pradesh side as we have closed Right Bank power house, but TS Genco officials are still operating it," Srisailam Chief En-gineer C. Narayana Reddy said.  However, Nagarjuna-sagar Dam on Friday evening touched 570 ft level against full level of 590 ft. The Krishna river management boa-rd has not decided on the meeting with TS and AP over making fresh allocations for raising crops under the Rabi season due to their preparatory ...
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A flood of questions 20.10.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Several issues must be sorted out first before the ambitious river linking plan is taken up
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Modi to visit Gujarat on Oct 22 to launch several projects 20.10.2017 The Tribune
Ahmedabad, October 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on October 22 for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay. The Prime Minister had called ferry service his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore. Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers. In the second phase, which would be ready ...
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Officials indicate release of Vaigai water soon 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Water position better compared to previous year: Collector
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Stray dog menace haunts coastal areas in district 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Opening of Animal Birth Control centre to be delayed
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PM Modi to visit Gujarat on October 22 to launch several projects 20.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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PM Modi to visit poll-bound Gujarat on Sunday to launch a string of projects 20.10.2017 DNA: India
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on October 22 for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay. The prime minister had called ferry service his "dream project" while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore. Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers. In the second phase, which would be ready in two months, cars ...
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PM Modi to visit Gujarat on October 22 to inaugurate slew of projects 20.10.2017 Latest News
He will also address people at Navlakhi compound in Vadodara
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi to get 2 new STPs before March 20.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai takes stock of Chhath Puja preparations 20.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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Won't stop Polavaram dam construction: AP rejects Odisha's request 20.10.2017
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government appears unwilling to acquiesce to Odisha's request that work  on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped forthwith till the latter's concerns were addressed. A minister has said the state government has all the required clearances for the multi-purpose irrigation project, accorded national project status by the Centre. "We have all the clearances and we will go ahead with the construction," Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao asserted. He alleged opposition parties in AP were instigating other states (a reference to Chhattisgarh and Odisha), by raising the Polavaram issue in Parliament, to get the project stalled. On October 10, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu requesting that the construction work of Polavaram be stopped immediately till his state's concerns were addressed. In the letter, Patnaik said construction of Polavaram was ...
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Bad air, water kills: At 2.5 mn, India tops list for pollution-linked deaths 20.10.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
India recorded the most number of premature deaths because of pollution in 2015 at 2.51 million lives lost, followed by China at 1.8 million deaths, a recent study has revealed
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