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Hyderabad: Congress steps up stir against irrigation graft 25.8.2019
Hyderabad: The Congress has decided to highlight the alleged failure of the TRS government with regard to irrigation pr-ojects. As a first step, TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy along with party MPs, legislators and senior leaders will visit the river Pranahita at Tummidi Hatti in Komaram Bheem district on Monday. Late Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy led Congress government had taken up the Pranahita-Chevella project with an outlay of Rs 38,000 crore to provide water to 16.5 lakh acres. After the TRS came to power in 2014, the Tummidi Hatti project was set aside in the name of redesign and the barrage was built at Medigadda for the Kaleswaram project. From August 27, former MP Konda Vishwe-shwar Reddy, former ministers Prasad Kum-ar, A. Chandrasekhar, and others will go on a four-day 88-km padayatra from Shan-karpally to Shadnagar to protest the cancellation of the Pranahita-Chevella project Mr Rammohan Reddy said the Congress government had sanctioned Rs 11 crore for the survey of the Palamu-ru–Ranga ...
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When Mudigere boys turn bravehearts 25.8.2019
On August 9, the hills surrouding Javali and Mudigere taluk came crashing down, the heavy rain triggering massive landslides. With all access roads cut off, the villagers were stranded, with no resources apart from what they had at a hand. Heroes rose to the occasion, groups of young men transporting people to safety with their limited resources, providing food to the homeless. Volunteers cut across party lines, caste and religion - all life was deemed valuable. Well-equipped rescue teams hung on by a thread at perilous moments but these locals, who lacked equipment, training and resources, rushed into help without a moment's hesitation. Now, the danger has passed but the people are faced with the mammoth task of rebuilding what they have lost, writes Vinay Madhav Nammudugru, Banakal Cricketers, Mudigere Rockers turn saviours Tragedy can sometimes bring out the best in human spirit. As floods and landslides devastated  Kodagu and other parts of the Western Ghats these monsoons, some bravehearts ...
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62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog
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Committee to study causes of floods in Sangli, Kolhapur 24.8.2019 PTI: All news
Committee to study causes of floods in Sangli, Kolhapur
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Tiruchy: De-silting canals on at feverish pace in delta 24.8.2019
TIRUCHY: The ongoing desilting works under Kudimaramathu scheme across Tiruchy district will be completed by end of this month, according to Tiruchy collector, S. Sivarasu. Speaking to a team of media persons who were taken to the work spots, he that 88 works are going on at an estimated cost of Rs 12.71 crore; this apart the Government has allocated a special fund of Rs 452.20 lakh for 55 works for a distance of 200.52-km length irrigation canals, which were also going on war footing. He said the ongoing de-silting works under-way in New Kattalai high level canal, Kodingaal Vadigaal, attupu-thur Vaikkal, Mullipp-aadi Vaikkal, North Ayyan Vaikkaal, Peruvalai Vaikkaal and other field canals in the district. The PWD"s river conservation wing executive engineer R. Bhasker  said under the special de-silting programme, the government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 6.09 crore for de-silting canals  in the entire Cauveri delta region. Of this, Rs 4.5 crore was allotted for Tiruchy district. For ...
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Rayalaseema gets enough water 24.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: With major projects in the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers and their subsidiaries having received full storage capacity due to heavy rains, the Rayalaseema districts will hopefully have enough water for the entire year. Already, Srisailam"s backwater has been released towards Jeedipalli Reservoir under Handri Neeva Sujala Shravanthi Canal to cover Anantapur district and parts of Chittoor and Kurnool districts. The GNSS (Galeru Nagari Sujala Shravanthi) project"s main canal will fill Gandikota reservoir in Kadapa district through Owk reservoir from Kurnool district. The irrigation authorities expect the region will receive maximum water allocations during the present year. Further, the Tunga-bhadra reservoir which is also filled with water from upstream inflows will cover the needs of Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool districts through HLMC and LLC canals. HNSS authorities were planning to fill subsidiary reservoirs and tanks with Krishna waters being received from Kurnool district ...
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Central team attends meet on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Dima Hasao 23.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Central team attends meet on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Dima Hasao
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Khazan Land Muddle 23.8.2019 Editorial – The Navhind Times
Plan needed for revival of khazan land cultivation THE agriculture department has decided to carry out a survey of khazan lands in the state. The survey is set to be first of its kind and has been planned to begin in about two months from now. Khazan lands have been neglected for a long time …
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Water release from major dams in Nellai district not adequate: Ryots 21.8.2019
TIRUNELVELI: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's order to release 1,000 cusecs of water for irrigation from the major dams in Tirunelveli district has failed to enthuse the farmers here, who feel that the discharge level will not help the dying banana crop in the tail-end areas. Responding to the chief minister's order to release water from the Papanasam, Servalaru and Manimutharu dams in the four irrigation channels of Kodaimelaligiyan, South Kodaimelaligiyan, Nathiyunni and Cannadian channel, banana plantation farmers at the tail-end in Srivaikundam and Aathoor regions of Thoothukudi district said that state government had failed to consider the banana crop planted over around 15,000 acres in the tail end. " The four channels in which the water is to be released for 20 days from August 21 will benefit only farmers in the upper part of the Thamirabarani system," said farmers in Thoothukudi district. The chief minister's order also failed to enthuse farmers in Tirunelveli district as ...
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Govt to undertake first ever khazan land survey 21.8.2019 The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao: In order to revive the khazan lands in the state, the department of agriculture will start the first ever khazan land survey in the next couple of months. Director of Agriculture Madhav Kelkar Tuesday confirmed that his department has taken a firm decision to start survey on khazan lands in the state to help revive the state’s khazans – a …
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From the farm to the chef’s table 18.8.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
The farm-to-table movement seems to have converted city chefs to endorse local produce in a big way Paramita Ghosh When is a chef more than just a chef? When he can look at a basket of fresh vegetables and know who is responsible. There is indeed, an increasing tribe of chefs that is literally sourcing …
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Goa: the lay of the land 18.8.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Frederick Noronha When something goes drastically wrong with the weather, when our towns and villages start to get flooded at unprecedented levels, and when our ecology comes under pressure, it’s clearly time to rethink our priorities and approaches. Statistics tell us Goa has improved by leaps and bounds over the past six or so decades. …
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Ignoring Centre’s advice, Andhra issues multi-crore tenders for Polavaram project 18.8.2019
New Delhi: The Jagan Mohan Reddy ruled Andhra Pradesh government has issued notifications for Rs 4,900 crore worth of tenders for projects linked to the multi-crore Polavaram irrigation scheme, despite a letter from the centre advising against it and expressing concern over increased costs and delays to the project. The notifications have been issued for a hydel project worth Rs. 3,100 crore and a headworks project worth Rs. 1,800 crore, reported NDTV. Costing close to Rs 58,000 crores, the Polavaram irrigation scheme is a mega project on the Godavari River and is one of the most expensive ever undertaken by any state alone. This project"s costs will be borne by the centre, because of the national status given to it as part of the AP Reorganisation Act. Last week after an emergency meeting of the Union Water Resources Ministry in Hyderabad, RK Jain, CEO of the Polavaram Project Authority wrote to the Special Chief Secretary in the Andhra irrigation department, directing the government to stay ...
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Khandu’s stress on all-round welfare 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Khandu’s stress on all-round welfare
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Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation
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Krishna river stings tail-end areas 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: The swollen River Krishna has left a trail of devastation affecting thousands of people and farmers. Low-lying areas have been inundated and crops across thousands of acres located along the course of river on both the banks in Krishna and Guntur districts have been submerged. According to flood water discharge readings in Krishna river at various irrigation projects recorded at 6 pm on Friday, nearly 8.65 lakh cusecs of water is being discharged from Srisailam project while 7.32 lakh cusecs from Nagarjunasagar, 7.52 lakh cusecs from Pulichinthala and 7.68 lakh cusecs from Prakasam Barrage in the city. Water level at the Barrage was recorded at 16.8 feet against the FRL of 12 feet and the quantum of discharge of water from the barrage is expected to touch eight lakh cusecs in the hours ahead. Authorities have already issued a second warning level when water discharge was recorded at 5.68 lakh cusecs. As a huge quantum of water is being released from the projects upstream, Prakasam Barrage ...
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Minister justifies drone video shoot on Chandrababu Naidu's residence 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: In a counter reaction to former CM N. Chandrababu Naidu"s allegations that security at his residence was breached at Undavalli with drone cameras capturing images of his residence, minister for water resources Anil Kumar justified the act by saying that it was at the direction of the state government that drones were being used to video record the flood affected areas to assess the extent of damage and to come up with plans to provide relief. The minister said here on Friday that the state government was trying to provide protection to the residence of former CM as the flood waters were beginning to touch it. He added that as they had expected earlier, the ex-CM"s residence was getting affected as it was located on the river bed in violation of all norms. He said that they had ordered video recording of areas located on either side of Bhavani island to assess the flood situation and added that as the ex-CM"s residence was located along the flood bank of Krishna river, it was ...
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Vijayawada: Water project norms issued for reverse tendering process 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: The state Water Resources Department has released the modalities to be implemented for the reverse tendering process for the ongoing works and fresh tendering process for the existing works. The new modalities were issued in the wake of the government getting ready to call fresh tenders for Polavaram project works after pre closing the tenders of Navayuga company. The same modalities are to be followed for other irrigation projects where the state government has cancelled the old tenders and are getting ready for reverse tendering. Interestingly, as per the modalities, the existing contractor may also be given a chance to participate in the tender-cum-reverse auctioning process. "The guidelines are intended to be applicable for contracts where the government is desirous of discovering a fair price through a competitive bidding process for the execution of ongoing projects. In this process it should be ensured that the prevailing terms and conditions of the contract remain unchanged ...
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At least 70 farmers end lives in two months in Seema region alone 17.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: The suicide of farmer D. Bayyapu Reddy, 67, of Dadireddypalli in OD Cheruvu mandal, who owns 30 acres land in the district, has exposed the dreadful situation of the farming sector in Rayalaseema region and failure of governments to concentrate on precautionary measures to avoid series of suicides, due to crop failures, along with high state of debts. Bayappa Reddy family was familiar with land lords from Dadireddy Palli after lands were sold by the elders, who had 30 acres. Reddy was enthusiastic of raising various type of crops, including vegetables and fruit orchards with the help of groundwater sources as there is no perennial and assured sources in surrounding areas. The deep depletion of groundwater sources has led progressive farmers to search for tapping ground water, by drilling more borewells, to save the outstanding crops. He drilled at least 10 borewells but couldn"t get sufficient water. Debts of both banks and private lenders had reached to `26 lakh while Reddy was unable ...
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Training on Sericulture, Fishery organized by ATMA 16.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A two day training programme on Sericulture and Fishery was organized by the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) for farmers on August 14 and 15 at the conference hall of the Ampati Circuit House in South West Garo Hills. The first day of the programme saw EO, Sericulture Officer of West Garo Hills, Panna […]
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