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Wheat procurement from April 1 24.3.2017 The Tribune
KARNAL: Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar today said the government would start procurement of wheat from April 1 and arrangements in this connection were in place at all grain markets of the state.
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Politics causes wastage of Sutlej waters: Ex-chief engineer 24.3.2017 The Tribune
HISAR: If politics is taken out of the project, the SYL canal is a national asset as the waters can help contribute more grain to the country’s food storage besides reviving the agrarian sector in Haryana, observed CB Singh Sheoran, a former chief engineer of the Irrigation Department.
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Raise funding under water plan: Stokes 24.3.2017 The Tribune
SHIMLA: Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes has urged the Union Government to increase funding under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme that had been reduced substantially over the years.
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Hyderabad: Few purchase grey water from board 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: There are not many takers for the recycled water treated by the Water Board at its 14 sewerage treatment plants. The board has put on sale 710 million litres of grey water per day at Rs 100 to Rs 130 for 5,000 litres. The water can be used for constructions and to water gardens, among others. The railways and RTC can use the grey water to wash their vehicles. With few people buying the water, it is mainly being used by the Water Board itself and the GHMC for roadside greenery. The Water Board had launched an initiative to sell treated sewage water to improve its revenues. “The treated water is preferably for construction, irrigation and gardening. As of now, not many have come forward to buy it. Water is being sold at a very marginal price but the buyer must pay for tanker and transportation. This must be the reason not many have approached us to buy treated water,” said an official from the Water Board operation and  maintenance wing. The board operates four secondary sewage treatment plants ...
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Sky is the limit 23.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There is a Native American saying that goes 'When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then we will realise that one cannot eat money'. This realisation is catching up with Bengalureans as the city battles with the loss of greenery. In such a scenario, the only hope seems to be skywards or vertical gardening. The vertical garden on the Electronic City flyover, the work of 'SayTrees', seems to be a great step in this direction. With more than 10 varieties of saplings, they are using automatic drip irrigation system to water the plants. The benefits of a vertical garden include reduction of urban heat, increase in biodiversity and it also acts as a sound proofing barrier. Dr B N Viswanath, a consultant in organic farming and organic terrace gardens, says that vertical gardens are a great way to enliven the city. "Although 'SayTrees' has installed a vertical garden, that is not enough. We need more of these in the city. One should realise that the temperature ...
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AP legislators take oath to save water 23.3.2017 thehansindia3899
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‘Bengaluru reuses a meagre 1% of its waste water’ 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Claim was made during a discussion on ‘Waste water-a curse or an untapped resource?’
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Prevent evaporation of irrigated water, farmers told 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mulching is the best method to protect surface soil from direct sunlight
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CMFRI plans aquaculture start-ups 23.3.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
To attract youngsters to aqua-farming practices, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) will promote start-ups in aquaculture. CMFRI’s capacity enhancement training will provide tech...
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Hardly sweet 23.3.2017 HBL: Opinion
This refers to your editorial, ‘Sticky prospects’ (March 23). The policy on sugar is sticky indeed. We need a long-term agriculture policy through which to serve both farmers and the people. This wi...
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Delays in lift irrigation projects causes cost overruns of 240 %: CAG 23.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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A taste of uniqueness for gastronomes in extreme northeast 23.3.2017 rssa.at
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Karnataka wants to drill more borewells, but where’s the water? 23.3.2017 Downtoearth
Despite groundwater depletion and huge expenditure incurred, the state government seeks answer to water scarcity in borewells 
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PM presses the waiver button 23.3.2017 The Tribune
NEW DELHI:Under pressure to honour the loan-waiver promise made to the farmers of Uttar Pradesh before the Assembly elections there, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre Government is bracing up to open a Pandora’s box as similar demands have started pouring in from other states, too.
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Lok Sabha to take up Mental Healthcare Bill 23.3.2017 Hindu: News
Wednesday saw the Lok Sabha pass the Finance Bill, 2017, while the Rajya Sabha held a short duration discussion on electoral reforms.The lower House will take up the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 for c...
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Water storage: Karnataka to adopt Telangana, Maharashtra models 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka government is contemplating adopting novel methods of building barrages below PWD bridges and along the river valleys for storage of water. The Karnataka government is contemplating adopting novel methods of building barrages below PWD bridges and along the river valleys for storage of water.
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Yogi Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios 23.3.2017 Most Popular
Adityanath was elected leader of Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party on Saturday
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Government will consider imposing import duty on wheat: Agri Secy 23.3.2017 Free Press Journal: Business
New Delhi : The government is considering imposing import duty on wheat in order to protect farmers
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Water management holds key to avoid future crisis: Experts 23.3.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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All six party MPs willquit in June: Jagan 23.3.2017 Hindu: National
‘Will make denial of SCS to the State a national issue’
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