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Contract labour system in PWD will be abolished: CM 19.1.2020 The Navhind Times
Ponda: In a major relief to the contractual workers at the public works department (PWD), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Friday,  announced that contract worker system will be scrapped and all contractual workers will be absorbed in the PWD’s labour society. Sawant made this announcement while speaking as the guest on the occasion of the …
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Greens allege over 5,000 mangroves destroyed destroyed in Uran 18.1.2020 Metros | The Asian Age
Environmental groups and local fishermen from Uran on Friday wrote to the mangrove committee about the matter.
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South Goa could face water scarcity 18.1.2020 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji South Goa district could face water scarcity if two severely damaged clariflocculator tanks at the Xelpem water treatment plant in Saguem taluka are not reconstructed immediately. The public works department has expressed its inability to reconstruct the two damaged clariflocculator tanks at the Xelpem plant, as there has been no fund with …
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Irrigation does more than deplete groundwater, it changes climate too 17.1.2020 Downtoearth
More measured irrigation can help conserve water, suggests author of new study
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Pauskar assures to resolve Canacona water woes soon 17.1.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Canacona PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar assured the people of Canacona of resolving the water woes soon. He directed the officials to prioritise the issues faced by the people and solve them accordingly. The Minister was speaking at the ‘Janta Darbar’ held for the people of Canacona recently. Over 200 locals were present for …
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Budget 2020-21: Will MGNREGA become an overarching rural development scheme 15.1.2020 Downtoearth
The upcoming budget will see many schemes being brought under the rural employment prtogramme; a direct cash transfer may be declared to top this up
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The Presidential meet 14.1.2020 Delhi Age
vlogger cum pilot, Gaurav Taneja spoke to us about the experience of meeting the former US President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 14.1.2020 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Demolishing Illegal Buildings Thanks to the Supreme Court, the guardian of law and our last hope, after six long years of litigation, The Kerala government has begun with the exercise of executing the apex court’s orders to demolish a seven-star resort and four illegal luxury high-rises in Kochi having more than 19 storeys, with each …
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A dolphin paradise, in the middle of chaos 13.1.2020 Downtoearth
Barely 45 minutes away from Varanasi, is a patch of the Ganga that is dolphin heaven
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River island community’s resilience to disasters, climate change in focus 13.1.2020 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: :  A workshop on “Community resilience to water induced disaster and climate change: Vulnerability and adaptation in Brahmaputra River Basin” dealt in detail with various problems faced by the community in three of Brahmaputra river islands – Majuli (Majuli district), Chalakura Char (Dhubri district) and Kobu Chapori (Dhemaji district)- in Assam. The workshop for ...
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New water facility at Opa to quench rising thirst of Panaji 13.1.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Ponda: The much-awaited 27-MLD water treatment plant will be commissioned on January 17 at Opa-Khandepar for meeting the rising water needs of Panaji and surrounding areas of Tiswadi taluka. PWD officials said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will launch the new facility. PWD engineers recently inspected the plant work giving the go-ahead for the commissioning, …
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MP to reward cleanest locality in Tura 11.1.2020 The Shillong Times
TURA: Tura MP Agatha K Sangma on Friday urged the people of Tura town to always keep their surroundings neat and clean even as she announced that the ‘cleanest locality’ of the town would be rewarded suitably. Agatha made the announcement during a meeting to discuss and address various civic issues of Tura town particularly […]
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Chambal Basin 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Narmada is the biggest river and of religious value of Madhya Pradesh. The Kshipra is also religious “Kumbha” river is its length is not much. The river like Chambal, Betwa, Tawa, Ken also big and important rivers in the State. For a long time the Chambal was known for its ravines and dacoits but that slur on its name is fast vanishing. Some part of Chambal basin remain cronically dry . The Narmada Control Board meeting the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided that now the drought-affected areas of the Chambal Basin of Malwa Region would not remain dry. The best irrigation initiative micro lift irrigation scheme to lift water from Narmada Basin and provide it to the drought affected areas of the Chambal Basin. The Board is taking measures to use cent per cent Narmada water allotted to the Madhya Pradesh on time schedule. The state has to use 18.25 MAF water till the year 2024. All water utility projects in the Narmada will be ready by the year 2022. The Narmada ...
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Kailash Vijayavargiya clears air over viral picture 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Indore Clearing the air over his viral picture, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday said that he was only telling the officer that his shoes have been ripped off because of running from pillar to post in the Municipal Corporation. "I was an MLA then and there was a water scarcity in the area. We were doing this movement for seven days. The then Additional Superintendent of Police Pramod Fulnikar said that he will take the initiative and ask the Commissioner to ensure that water supply is ensured in the area," he said while addressing a gathering here. "Even after that, there was no water supply. So we again started our movement. So I was telling him that I have been moving from pillar to post which has ripped off my shoes. (Nagar nigam ke chakkar lagate-lagate mere joote ghis gaye)," he said while addressing a gathering here. In the old picture that has gone viral on social media, the BJP leader is seen showing his shoes to an officer.The BJP leader claimed that the "story" was fed by ...
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"Fani" claims nine lives in Odisha 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Bhubaneswar, At least nine people have died so far, large areas in the temple town of Puri and other places were submerged as heavy rain ripped through eight districts of Odisha on Friday in the form of extremely severe cyclonic storm called ‘Fani, a weather official said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Mr Patnaik and was apprised of the latest situation. “Day after tomorrow, on the 6th morning, I will be going to Odisha to take stock of the situation arising in the wake of Cyclone Fani,” Mr Modi tweeted. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said a record of 1.2 million people were evacuated in 24 hours, 3.2 lakh from Ganjam, 1.3 lakh from Puri and almost 7000 kitchens catering to 9000 shelters were made functional overnight. This mammoth exercise involved more than 45,000 volunteers," Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said.He added that according to the government’s reports, deaths are in single digits. Mr Patnaik said the Cyclone 'Fani', one of the rarest of rare summer cyclone, the first to lash Odisha in ...
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Intense Heat 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Madhya Pradesh is reeling under the intense heat conditions crossing 40 degree Celsius in most of the places. The Western district Khargone worst hit temperature soaring upto 45.6 degree. In nearby Dhar district it is at 44.5 degree. The capital Bhopal having 42.2 degree temperature. The heat waves are prevailing all over the State. The sudden rise in the temperature is due to intense heat waves coming from the desert areas of Rajasthan sweeping the states. Geographically the Madhya Pradesh is so located that during the winter cold waves come from snowfall Northern Himalayan states and during summer heat waves from Western side of Madhya Pradesh. The weather in the state is considered pleasing and pleasant. In 29 districts the heat condition are on increase. The 9 districts of Madhya Pradesh are areas of deficient rains and facing water scarcity.Conditions. There are nearly 5 lakh 44 thousand tube wells in the state. It all are getting underground waters, which is dwindling in the state at a fast pace. ...
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Defeat the arrogance of BJP' : Mamata at Raniganj 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Ranigunj, Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked the voters to defeat the 'arrogance' of the BJP. Addressing an election rally at Raniganj in Asansol constituency, she said, ' The local MP of BJP is uncouth and does not know Bengali culture. He has been an absentee MP, who is seen only during elections. ' ' The local MP is uncouth and uses abusive language. But we will not sink to their level. I am in public life for decades. He does not under Bengali culture. They have carried out a lot of torture on the people of Asansol by bringing in goons, arms and bombs from Jharkhand. But we are fighters and cannot be intimidated, ' Ms Banerjee asserted. ' The local MP cannot be found throughout the year. He only makes an appearance during elections, like a seasonal bird. He is arrogant and is audacious. Do not vote for him. Asansol was a municipality earlier. Now it has become a municipal corporation. A drinking water supply project worth Rs 2,800 crore is going on in Asansol. First phase of ...
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Need to connect young generation with Indian Culture, Traditions & its Values 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Development is visible by works not announcements Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The chief Minister Kamal Nath said that there is need to connect young generation with Indian Culture, Traditions and Social Values. By this only, we can build our country and make it great again. He mentioned that development is visible by works not by announcements. Kamal Nath was addressing the public gathering after unveiling the life size statue of Raja Bhoj, dedicating the water supply scheme for Chhindwara city and inspection of the under construction government medical college in Chhindwara today. Raja Bhoj described Indian culture as great Describing the installation of the life size statue of Raja Bhoj as significant for the citizens of Chhindwara, CM Kamal Nath asserted that Raja Bhoj had a wide vision for reconstruction of India and to enrich its culture. He gave a new direction to the culture of the country at his time and set examples while working for public welfare.Owing to this, we are remembering him by ...
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Agro Measures 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The monsoon is over. The rains and deficient in the Madhya Pradesh. Despite initially heavy rains the beginning could not fill up many water bodies like Bhoj Sagar and Kerwa Dam of Capital Bhopal. The plight and problem of the agriculture sector is to provide water fields as the crops now need irrigation urgently some irrigation pumps operate on diesel and the diesel is becoming costly on regular basis. The Government must ensure irrigation to farmers at this hour when seeding has started in the crops. The Narmada water supply in the capital is eratic and many localities and not setting water at all.The State Government before the advent of monsoon launched the scheme of talabs in every villages. Still it is not known how may new talab were dug up and having water. Crops require urgent water supply.
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Agri, manufacturing, construction drive India's GDP at 8.2 pc: Govt 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rose to 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year driven by the sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction sector, the Government said on Friday. This growth figure, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the aegis of Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry, said that this was the highest growth in two years and strongest since the first quarter of 2016. According to the data, manufacturing, electricity, gas, water supply & other utility services construction and public administration and defence registered a growth of more than 7 per cent. This quantum leap coming about eight months before the general elections is seen as a major booster for the government which has consistently come under attack for alleged economic mismanagement. The growth in the agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying, trade, hotels, transport, communication and services and financial, real estate and ...
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