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Capt’s nod to groundwater authority 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday initiated the process of implementation of the Centre’s Incentivisation Scheme for Bridging Irrigation Gap (ISBIG). He gave in-principle approval to the establishment of a groundwater authority to tackle the state’s groundwater crisis. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the groundwater situation and discuss the implementation of the central scheme, the CM gave his concurrence to the state’s share of 40 per cent, amounting to Rs 3,448 crore against the total project cost of Rs 8,658 crore for Punjab. The scheme -- aimed at bridging the gap between Irrigation Potential Created (IPC) and Irrigation Potential Utilised (IPU) in India's completed water resources projects -- will provide better irrigation facilities to 1,249.257 lakh hectares of 12 canal commands falling in 21 districts of Punjab and benefitting nearly three lakh farming families. Punjab has the highest water exploitation rate and the maximum ...
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Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef 19.8.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
IANS Sanaa The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. Deputy Representative of Unicef to Yemen Sherin Varkey told Efe news on Thursday that although the situation is easing ...
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Unpotable water supply irks consumers 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 The private water supply chain in Jammu catering to the needs of shopkeepers, small hotels, restaurants and inns is serving water filled from ‘unknown sources’ and charging consumers Rs 750 per month. Though the sellers claim that they get the water checked every six months from the Food and Supplies Department, they fail to answer if the water is fit for consumption and does not contain germs and bacteria. The consumption of this water at Nai Basti recently led to diarrhoea and vomiting among a few residents who complained that besides dirty water, the campers in which it was brought were filthy and broken. The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department supplies water to the sellers who in turn supply it to the shopkeepers. “In such circumstances, the six-monthly check-up of water is an eyewash. From what source the water is collected and distributed to us is not known,” said Ramesh Gupta, a mobile shop owner at Nai Basti. The owner of Aryan Sheetal Jal Company at ...
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Protests in city as power, water crisis deepens 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 Parts of the city today witnessed protests against the severe power and water crisis amid hot and humid weather conditions, with the protesters accusing the PDP-BJP of failing to provide the basic amenities to the people. Launching a scathing attack on the state government for its “gross failure” in providing relief to the people of the Jammu region from the ongoing power and water crisis, scores of Panthers Party activists led by chairman Harsh Dev Singh and state president of Young Panthers Yash Paul staged a demonstration at the exhibition ground here. In his address, Harsh Dev regretted that the acute power crisis had not only made the life of common man miserable in towns and cities, but also in the hinterland and remote areas during the ongoing summer season. Expressing resentment over the deprivation of basic civic amenity like power, he said the callous attitude of the Power Development Department (PDD) had made the people of Jammu suffer the worst hardships ...
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Govt. implementing more micro irrigation projects for judicious use of water, says CM 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
‘The challenge before us is to use available water to bring more area under irrigation’
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Telangana to clean up land records' to stem graft 19.8.2017
Hyderabad: The government is attempting to clean up land records with a Rs 500-crore project to put an end to land disputes and prevent corruption in wrongful registration of land. In the next three months, the government has lined up a digital mapping of land using the Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS) and the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to prepare high resolution maps. The government uses LiDAR to build irrigation projects with pinpoint accuracy. Aerial survey of lands will be done using helicopters equipped with DGPS. Simultaneously, revenue officials will take up a conventional land survey by physically visiting all the sites with the village as a unit.  In this, the government is following the Bihar and Gujarat models. After the aerial survey, revised land maps would be prepared by comparing the data with old land records and the revenue officials" survey will decide the ownership and boundaries of a property. All the details will be posted online and will be ...
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Nod for girls college in Sonepat 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Sonepat: State BJP media in charge Rajiv Jain on Friday claimed that the government has given the administrative approval for setting up a government girls college in Sonepat after overcoming all technical problems. In a press statement, Jain said, "The college will be constructed on 4.26 hectare in HUDA Sector 12. The land has been given on 99-year lease to the Department of Higher Education at the annual lease amount of Rs 100." OC Motorcyclist killed in collision with cow  Rohtak: A man was killed and another injured as their motorcycle collided with a stray cow at Kheri village near Meham township in the district. The deceased has been identified as Suresh Beniwal, a farmer of the same village. The police said he was going towards Kheri from Meham on Wednesday. On the way, his motorcycle collided with a black cow which he could not see due to darkness. He was shifted to a local hospital where he was declared dead on Thursday. His friend riding pillion also suffered injuries in the accident. ...
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Tech Mahindra bullish on India, eyes e-governance projects 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 Betting big on Indian market, IT firm Tech Mahindra is eyeing public, private, state and Central government projects. The company intends to increase its revenue from the domestic market from around 3% of the total global revenue to 10% in the next three years. In Chandigarh and Punjab, the company is eyeing e-governance projects, including smart city, emergency response system and sensor-based irrigation system etc. Sujit Baksi, President, Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, who was in the city today, said: “We have requisite expertise needed for large government projects as we are largely technology-focused company and worked as system integrator by putting the solutions together. We have already developed a command centre in Jaipur and Dial 100 emergency response system in Uttar Pradesh.” The command centre in Jaipur is a high-tech, modern central police command centre, which helps in surveillance, vehicle tracking and mob control. It is equipped with ...
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Panel satisfied with progress of Polavaram project works 19.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
‘A.P. set to become water surplus by 2019’
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Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board project approvals made tougher 19.8.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission chaired by former CAG Vinod Rai, the independent body that will oversee the functioning of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board and ensure that there is no diversion of its funds, has made project appr-ovals under KIIFB tougher.  The FTAC has asked the Board to submit the "justifiability" of even no-return social infrastructure projects like dialysis centres in government hospitals or irrigation networks or public roads.  A project could be shelved if the cost far outpaces the benefits. FTAC had its first meeting here in the first week of August. "Even for social infrastructure projects we will have to do some "shadow pricing" to get an idea of the fund flow," a top Finance Department official said. "Shadow Pricing" refers to monetary values assigned to currently unknowable or "difficult to calculate" costs. There are two types of infrastructure projects that come ...
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Marginal improvement in groundwater situation 19.8.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Dependence on Metrowater tankers goes down after the recent rain
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Polavaram project: CM Naidu meets Parliamentary standing committee at Amravati 18.8.2017 thehansindia3899
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses: Study 18.8.2017 thehansindia3913
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Poor upkeep of canals blamed for Delta crisis 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Several tanks and canals have disappeared endangering the livelihood of farmers, says expert
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Only electric vehicles by 2030: Goyal 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines, has blamed the state government for the shortage of electricity in Karnataka. He said the country was self-sufficient in coal and electricity. Speaking to journalists here on Friday, he said there would be no shortage of electricity if the state supported the Centre in extending the power transmission lines. "Hydroelectric power is suffering in Karnataka for the last three years due to failed monsoons. It is unfortunate that farmers irrigation pump sets in the state do not get eight hours of power supply for watering of crops. Karnataka can buy power from the Centre at Rs 3 per unit," he said. He continued: "Since the NDA came to power, we have increased the number of transmission lines in South India. We aim to increase it fivefold." Asserting that the country has enough coal supplies, Goyal said the Union government had sanctioned solar parks with a capacity of 2,000 MW to Karnataka. "Energy shortage shrunk in April ...
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Chandrababu Naidu for interlinking of rivers to prevent water disputes 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The chief minister was speaking at his camp office here with members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, who were on a tour of the state.
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Chandrababu Naidu for interlinking of rivers to prevent water disputes  18.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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24-hour power to farmers is fitting reply, says KTR 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
Farmers got a raw deal in unified Andhra Pradesh, he says
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Chandrababu Naidu for interlinking of rivers to prevent water disputes 18.8.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
The chief minister was speaking at his camp office here with members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, who were on a tour of the state.
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Sustainable farming, the only way out 18.8.2017 HBL: Opinion
Climate smart agriculture as well as proper management of soil and water need priority attention
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