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Vital health parameters of fasting BJP leaders dip 19.6.2018 PTI: All news
Vital health parameters of fasting BJP leaders dip
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Doubling farmers' income in India: What's the way ahead? 19.6.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
As per one of the projections, only 50% of the requirement for irrigation can be met by the year 2030 .
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Farmers seek 16-hr power supply for irrigation 19.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 18

Members of various farmer associations staged a protest in front of the office of PSPCL’s Chief Engineer here on Monday

The protesters demanded minimum 16-hour power supply for tubewells in the coming paddy transplantation season and 24-hour power supply in villages.

The protesters also took out a rally in the city and raised slogans against the state government and PSPCL.

Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, president of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha said at present, they were getting only four-hour power supply daily for the irrigation purpose. He said farmers would not be able to irrigate their paddy nurseries due to a shortage of power.

Rattan Singh Randhawa, vice-president of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, said all defunct electricity transformer should be replaced immediately.

The farmers also demanded the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme be initiated. They also demands that the fines imposed on them be reduced.

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On a mission to avert monsoon woes 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
PWD will desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and clear weeds from canals ahead of the rains
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 19.6.2018 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Shimla Goes Dry With The Glaciers Last month alone brought great misery to Shimla residents as the reservoir levels were in shambles. Industrial development, agricultural demand, deforestation woes and the increasing extension areas of Shimla have ensured the Himalayan glaciers turn almost dry.  Dumping of debris in water stream, old pipelines waiting for renovation, illegal ...
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Hoteliers invite tourists to Shimla 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, June 18 Hoteliers on Monday made a fervent appeal to tourists to visit Shimla and enjoy the pleasant weather as the water crisis was over now. The tourism industry, including restaurants and taxi operators, were hit severely by the negative publicity the city got due to the water crisis and closure of Shimla and Chandigarh airports for repair in May. The tourist influx had dropped over 60 per cent in the city, said Sanjay Sood, president, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), at a press conference here. “The water crisis is over and we urge tourists through the media to visit the city where weather on the peripheries and high spots is pleasant”, Sood added. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and acting Chief Justice of the High Court Sanjay Karol intervened and took steps to normalise the water distribution and improve the water availability. As per Shimla Municipal Corporation’s supply schedule, the city was getting about 42 MLD of water, enough for ...
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Headworks repaired at Leh village 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Leh, June17

To solve the water crisis in the Phey village of Leh district, the damaged irrigation headwork of the village has been converted into a concrete bundh to prevent leakage.

It was constructed by a local NGO to address the water scarcity problem by strengthening the irrigation infrastructure. The headworks is like a temporary fencing near the village stream through which the water is channelled for irrigation.

Chief Executive Councillor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, Dorjey Motup inaugurated it at a function on Saturday. Appreciating the initiative, Tsering Motup, the village head, said, “We have been facing acute shortage of water due to the poorly constructed headworks, especially in summer which is the only crop season. The headwork got washed away and needed restoration every alternate day.” — OC

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Water situation alarming in Kashmir valley 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 17 An unprecedented water crisis may unfold in the Kashmir valley as a lengthy dry spell has forced a drought-like situation in the region and supply hours have been reduced to manage the deficit. The lack of sufficient water supply is likely to impact domestic usage, agriculture, horticulture, and energy generation in the region. Abdul Wahid, chief engineer of the public health engineering department, described the situation in the region as “not good”. “A drought situation is going on for the last many months and we did not have enough rain and snow since August last year,” he said. A brief period of relief in April this year, which witnessed several heavy spells of snow and rainfall in the region, provided a slight surge in the water resources and gave a breather from an increasingly grim situation. During the last three months, which includes the rainiest period of the year, the state’s 13 of the 22 districts received deficient precipitation, which has further ...
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Parched or polluted: on India's water crisis 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Urgent reforms are needed to deal with the acute water stress in most of India
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Parched towns 17.6.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The water crisis that many parts of India face is alarming (‘Ground Zero’ page – “When Shimla queued up for water”, June 16). State governments should
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Rajasthan: Agriculture top agenda in NITI Aayog meet to be held today 17.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje who has been camping in New Delhi for last 4 days will be participating in the fourth governing council of NITI Aayog on Sunday. Chief secretary DB Gupta reached New Delhi on Saturday and met the chief minister over various points of the state, related to the meeting on Sunday. Sources informed that state will be giving a proposal on a better scheme for drinking water and for increasing the income of the farmers. Sources informed that issues related to agriculture are on the top priority in the list of the meeting in which all the chief ministers of various states will be participating. Stress will be on adoption of e-marketing (e-Nam) by states for marketing of agriculture produce. Centre has aimed at doubling the farmers’ income by 2020 and for this, reforms are needed in the agriculture sector. Sources informed that one of the agenda to be talked about will be the celebration of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The meeting is also expected to discuss issues related ...
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Govt’s tall claims proved hollow 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Residents of Sector 70, Mohali, are facing an acute water shortage despite the loud claims of the government of making Mohali a smart city. We have failed to understand what the authorities are doing for the welfare of residents who pay their water bills regularly. Though Mohali witnessed heavy rain on Saturday, there was no water supply till 7.45 pm. In many areas of Mohali, there is no water problem as residents get water from tube wells. Here in Sector 70 also, there is a tube well, but it is non-functional since many years.  SURJIT  Whose fault is this? This refers to the news report "Dust blankets Punjab, Haryana: Chandigarh airport remains shut" (Chandigarh Tribune, June 16). It was frustrating to learn that all national and international flights from the Chandigarh International Airport remained suspended on Friday too, owing to low visibility due to a blanket of dust haze that covered Punjab and Haryana for the third day in a row. Despite the Chandigarh Airport being re-chrishtened as the ...
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Water crisis: DJB helpline overflooded, police alert 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 16 Estimating a law and order situation due to the water scarcity in Delhi, police have been instructed to be alert and keep a close watch. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) helpline 1916 is flooded with calls. As per their strength, they send tankers where they feel it’s most needed. For the last one week, 12,000 calls have been received each day, as per a DJB official. Followed by the man shot dead by his neighbour in an argument over water,  Sangam Vihar police station has asked for extra force to be deputed at the area for it being one of the biggest colonies in Delhi prone to water crisis, said a senior police officer of the area.  As CM Kejriwal has been on the strike, there is no one to listen to the hue and cry of people who are suffering with water crisis, said Naveen Thakur, a Neb Sarai resident. The DJB helpline is recieving the majority complaints from areas like Khanpur, Chirag Delhi, Neb Sarai, Jaitpur, Okhla, Tuglakabad, Vasant Kunj, Chhatarpur, Sangam Vihar, ...
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CM has locked himself in Bigg Boss house: BJP 16.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had “locked himself up” in a reality television show situation, leaving the capital to fend for itself in the fa
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Sangam Vihar residents face water crisis 16.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Complain that water supply has been reduced drastically in the past few weeks; Delhi Jal Board refutes allegations
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Water productivity crucial to agriculture, says NABARD 16.6.2018 Hindu: News
Report calls for shift in policy focus from land productivity to efficiency of water use; maps 10 major crops across States
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CM has locked himself in Big Boss house: BJP 16.6.2018 Hindu: News
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had “locked himself up” in a reality television show situation, leaving the capital to fend for itself in the fac
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BJP leaders embark on indefinite hungerstrike 16.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Mr Kejriwal and his ministers' irresponsible behaviour.
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Helping Nigerians move from the slums to affordable green homes of their own 16.6.2018 Hindu: Society
Rapid urbanization has forced millions of Nigerians to live in slums and squatter settlements, as the country’s population is growing faster than its
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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