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Bengaluru: Solar powered irrigation pumpset project launched 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: The Surya Raitha, a pilot project, is a win-win for both the government and farmers. For the government, the power subsidy burden will decrease, while the farmers will get quality power, besides having an alternative source of income by selling excess solar power, said Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar inaugurating the project at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district on Friday. Under the scheme, solar panels will be installed on farmers" land, which generate solar power to be used for irrigation pumpsets throughout the day without any power disruptions. The excess solar power generated can be diverted to the Bescom grid under the net metering concept and farmers will be paid as per the KERC-determined tariff. Shivakumar said, "It is an ambitious project and for the first time, such a project has been implemented in the country. Bescom has initiated the pilot project on F2 feeder for 310 IP sets. It is financed by a combination of farmer investment, state government ...
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Neer-athon: A run to save our water bodies 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: There"s a lot that rural visits and outreach programmes can do for college students. Organising a 10-km run towards water conservation is a result of that, said Prof. Kiran Jeevan, Staff Co-ordinator of Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) and PRO at St Joseph"s College. The student members of WACC at the college have joined hands with concerned citizens and like-minded organisations of the city to organise a "Neer-athon" in the city on January 21.  The event upholds the necessity to educate the youth on efficient ways to conserve and use water, equip them to salvage depleting lakes and drying basins. Supporting the initiative is Dr Ayyappa Masagi, popularily known as "Water Gandhi" for his noteworthy contribution of constructing more than 700 lakes, told Deccan Chronicle, "Such an initiative taking form student brains itself shows how the younger generations have thought for the environment.  When young minds are brought together ...
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Water charges to rise outside city 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Beer, cold drinks may be dearer now.
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Unauthorised construction of flats exposed 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 In yet another example of gross violations of building bylaws, unauthorised flats are being constructed at Ishar Nagar here. A complaint has also been made to the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Local Bodies Department, in this regard. A resident of Ishar Nagar, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, has alleged that the flats are being constructed on a large chunk of agricultural land in the area. He has claimed that no permission could be given by the Ludhiana MC as the land is adjoining only a single passage which is an old water channel and is owned by the Department of Irrigation, Punjab. “It is not possible that anybody can take up unauthorised construction of flats or carve out any unauthorised colony without active connivance of MC officials as the LMC has a big network of zone-wise building branch officials who keep a vigil on every nook and corner of mohallas in the city,” he has stated in the complaint. He has also demanded action against the MC officials under whose ...
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Haritha Keralam: From barren land to lustrous green 20.1.2018
Kollam: The Haritha Keralam  mission  has come as a boon to the farmers to turn their barren paddy lands  into fertile fields which will help the state attain  self-sufficiency in food production. The Thazhava panchayt in Karunagapally  has initiated an integral paddy development project to revive paddy cultivation in 1,000 acres of Thazhava –Thodiyoor–Vattakkayal padasekharam  at an estimated cost  of `70 lakh. The panchayat has taken on lease the fields owned by 100 individuals to implement the project and formed a padasekhara samithi  with  panchayat president S. Sreelatha as the president and Mr  K.K. Krishnakumar, a panchayat member, as convener. The panchayat  will also supply the paddy seeds and fertilisers   from its annual plan fund. The fields  that have  remained barren for over ten years are  part of the erstwhile Onattukara, a feudal state in medieval Travancore.  The area that was once famous ...
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State files interlocutory appeal before Mhadei tribunal 20.1.2018 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government on Friday filed an interlocutory application before the Mhadei Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal and has moved for circulation and urgent hearing preceding final arguments on the matter, following the violation of the court order by the Karnataka. The government in its interlocutory application has stated that the Mhadei ...
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Srinagar village turns into city’s veggie basket 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Umar Ahmad Srinagar, January 19 Residents of Shunglipora, a village on the outskirts of the city, have turned their agricultural land — previously used for rice cultivation — into vegetable farms, making it the main source of income. The village is now one of the major producers of vegetables in the city and almost 98 per cent of the village population is engaged in farming with daily production of 40 to 50 quintals of vegetables. Despite shorter sunny days and limited scope for practising agriculture, the villagers manage a way of farming throughout the year. “We cultivatea variety of vegetables in different seasons. The vegetables include radishes, carrots, cucumbers, onions and potatoes,” Farooq Ahmad, a local farmer, said. The village has been officially notified as an ‘organic village’ by the Agriculture Department this year and Rs 5 lakh has been allotted to it which benefited 75 farmers under the first phase. All the produce from Shunglipora is consumed by the local market. The Agriculture ...
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The sun powers irrigation pump sets here 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
The State government’s ambitious project ‘Surya Raitha’, which helps farmers to generate electricity to run their irrigation pump (IP) sets, was inaugurated at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanag...
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Solar powered agriculture 20.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The use of solar pumps for irrigation will undoubtedly help farmers but the reality of depleting ground water resources must not be forgotten (“Towards solar powered agriculture”, January 19). Electri...
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Tea farmers jittery after prolonged dry spell 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, January 19 Tea farmers of Kangra district are likely to face heavy losses due to prolonged dry spell in the region. The Dharamsala region considered one of the wettest area in the country is waiting for rain and snow. The area did not experience rainfall since December 12 and crops in most of the rainfed areas have already been damaged. KG Butail, a leading tea farmer of Kangra, said due to the prolonged dry spell about 50 per cent damage had already been done to the tea crop. The tea crop requires moisture in the soil and air for a good output. Due to prolonged dry spell the first yield of tea leaves that is plucked around March are likely to be damaged. The state government should bring out a policy to protect the tea farmers of Kangra, he said. AK Sarial, VC of Palampur Agriculture University, said that dry spell had caused considerable damage to the wheat crop in the lower Himachal region. Farmers in the region had sown wheat after rain on December 12. The crop ...
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ZP meet sees war of words over Singur water diversion 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Sanjeeva Reddy questions premature water scarcity woes
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Harish moves into top gear, inspects Ranganaiksagar work 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Travels 22 km on motorcycle, addresses farmers’ issues
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MoEF nod for Sita Rama Lift Irrigation project 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To help diversion of 1,513 ha forest land to irrigation dept.
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‘Land reforms must to achieve economies of scale in agriculture’ 19.1.2018 HBL: Home
“Substantive reforms in land policy are required to achieve economies of scale in agriculture,” Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said.Addressing the 47th Founder’s Day of the Institute for Social and E...
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Farmers demand at least three more wettings 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To save standing paddy crop in double-crop area
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Big boost coming for coarse cereals in this ‘Year of Millets’ 19.1.2018 HBL: Agri-biz
Sadanand Gowda says Centre has accepted Karnataka Minister’s request to dedicate 2018 to millets
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Venkaiah Naidu unveils 12-point agenda to spur agricultural growth 19.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said farmers are finding agriculture as an unattractive profession because of low and stagnated income and productivity. “The agrarian distress is character...
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GST rate cut: From diamonds to used cars, here's full list of revised items 19.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
The changes will be effective from January 25; 15 states to start intra-state e-way bill from February 1
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J-K govt committed to conduct panchayat polls: Minister 19.1.2018 PTI: All news
J-K govt committed to conduct panchayat polls: Minister
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YSRCP slams Polavaram authority official 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
‘He shouldn’t have forwarded complaint made to PMO to Engineer-in-Chief’
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