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Urban farming catching up with techies 21.1.2018 Hindu: News
Weekends proving to be a refreshing change for about 700 IT professionals
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Droughts can kill deep-rooted tree species more 20.1.2018 Hindu: S & T
The deepest water compartments that dried up during the drought took longer to recharge
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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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Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning 19.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Manpower shortage hits PHED functioning
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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Towards solar-powered agriculture 19.1.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
India must exploit the potential of this technology to help farmers meet irrigation needs
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Wildlife population has doubled 19.1.2018
Anantapur: Favorable conditions have resulted in an increase in the numbers of wild animals in the reserved forests of Anantapur. Forest department authorities assess that the number of wild animals has doubled in the reserved forests. A fresh census over population of wild animals will be conducted from January 20 -28. Officials say that many species continued to live even during droughts and rain deficit conditions during previous years. There was an increase in the number of leopards reported in last year"s census. About 122 leopards existed in the district. There were just 50 wild cats a decade ago and the number has increased even during unfavourable conditions with no drinking water sources in the forest and hills of Kalyanadurgam, Madakasira, Kadiri and Penukonda areas. Nearly eight of them were killed due to mishaps and food poisoning and few of them died due to age. The leopards depended on human habitations for food and water in the view of dried up tanks and poor availability of prey in ...
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Jaitley may lend an ear to farm sector 18.1.2018 BusinessLine - Economy
Lingering distress in the sector may force the govt to think innovatively
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Telangana government puts riders to river link 18.1.2018
Hyderabad: The Telangana state government on Wednesday laid down a few conditions, including leaving out 1,600 tmc ft for the state, before assenting to the Godavari-Cauvery river link project proposed by the Centre. The river link is meant to divert part of the 3,000 tmc ft Godavari surplus water to deficit river basins of the Krishna, Pennar and the Cauvery. Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao placed the objections at the state irrigation ministers conference convened by Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi to discuss the project. Reacting to the Centre"s proposal placing the linking of the Mahanadi and the Godavari in Phase-2, Mr Harish Rao suggested it would be proper to take it up in Phase-1 as proposed earlier. Phase 1 currently is meant to link the Godavari, Krishna, Pennar and Cauvery rivers. Mr Harish Rao said lifting the water from one place to another should be done with minimal submergence and impact on environment. He said if 3,000 tmc ft of water was surplus as ...
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Water grid project: Maharashtra govt signs MoU with Israel firm 18.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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TS urges Centre to keep adequate cash in banks 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
₹4,000 per acre input subsidy scheme will be implement in May
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Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state 17.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state
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Farmers fear the worst asmonsoon plays truant 16.1.2018 Hindu: National
Prospect of failure looms over major crops in several districts
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Vinay not serious about water crisis: Shettar 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Blaming the State Government for not yet approving the proposal to improve bulk water supply from Malaprabha reservoir to the twin cities, and for not releasing the pending pension grants to the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC), Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar said, "this government is dead, and a Tughalak Durbar is going on in the State". Speaking to media persons after holding a meeting with the officials of different departments here on Tuesday, regarding the water supply problems, he noted that the twin cities are totally depending on Malaprabha reservoir after Neersagar tank went dry, and drinking water crisis is being experienced, due to delay in water supply. The State Government just has to give approval for Rs 24 crore proposal to increase the bulk water supply from Malaprabha reservoir, as the funds available with Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board (KUWDB) and HDMC can be utilised for it. We have informed this to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ...
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‘Water scarcity may hit thermal power’ 16.1.2018 Hindu: Business
Between 2013-16, 14 of India’s 20 largest thermal utilities had shutdowns due to water shortages: WRI
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Power outages: Water disruption major cause, says World Resources Institute 16.1.2018 Latest News
Fourteen of India's top 20 largest thermal power utility companies have experienced water shortage-related disruptions at least once between 2013 and 2016, losing more than $1.4 billion in total potential revenue, according to a report released by World Resources Institute.Water consumption from India's thermal power generation rose steadily every year between 2011 and 2016 but would stay below its 2016 level by 2027 if the country's ambitious renewable goals are successfully achieved and the notified stringent water regulations implemented, the study said. India plans to achieve 175 GW of installed renewable power capacity by 2022. WRI report recommended that the Union government should mandate that power plants monitor and disclose water withdrawal and discharge data, create guidelines and policy incentives to drive better performance in managing water use and risks, and prioritize solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects whenever possible. More than 80 per cent of India's ...
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Tata Projects, Israel’s Watergen to work on projects to extract drinking water from air 16.1.2018 HBL: Home
Partnership to run a pilot for drinking water
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Indian Oil aid to school for underprivileged 16.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Indian Oil aid to school for underprivileged
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CM reiterates demand for Cauvery water 16.1.2018 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has reiterated his demand for the release of seven tmcft of water from the Cauvery river by the Karnataka government immediately to save the standing samba crop...
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Winter adds to woes of waterlogging-hit farmers 16.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Pakki Tibbi (Muktsar), January 15 Travel anywhere in the district these days and you will find big patches of farmland covered with a thick white layer called ‘shora’ (efflorescence). It is because of the waterlogging that started in this particular area more than two decades ago. Despite huge efforts and crores of rupees spent by successive state and central governments, this problem persists and is a big cause of worry for farmers. In waterlogging-affected areas, some farmers are not even able to get one crop in a year. Farmers across the district said that as winter approaches, their fields start turning white. “We can’t think of sowing wheat as we know ‘shora’ comes up in the winter. Due to the chill, water evaporation becomes minimal. So, a white layer is formed on the surface. It is not a harmless layer as it damages bricks, iron pipes, etc. If you put something inside the land, it will decay in a few days. The underground water in most of the district is brackish and unfit for ...
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