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Rains back in Nashik, adjoining areas after a brief break  18.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Nashik: After a break of few days, rains returned to the Nashik city and its adjoining areas in North
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Godavari river in spate in AP/Telangana 18.8.2018 PTI: All news
Godavari river in spate in AP/Telangana
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Friday's rain pours hope for Gujarat farmers 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rains on Friday poured a major relief for farmers, especially those sowing kharif across Gujarat. The rains that lashed the state after 21 days also brought fresh water into the dams at the catchment areas in Narmada and Tapi rivers. According to a recent weekly report of the state agriculture department, the state witnessed sowing of 72.28 lakh hectare, which is about 84% of the seasonal average of over 85 lakh hectare. However, it does not take care of sowing damaged to due flooding and shortage of water. Whatever was left was also at a risk of damage. Reports of damage to cotton in Saurashtra region and groundnut in north Gujarat have started pouring in due to inadequate rains. Nikul Patel of Dadhaliya – Umedpur village of Arvalli district said that the plants of groundnut are turning yellowish. Moreover, sowing was also infected by 'Dor' insects, which eats away the roots of the crop. Farmers are trying to save the crop by spraying more insecticides. "There was a fear that about 50% of the sowing ...
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Nongpoh gets state’s first hi-tech fish market 18.8.2018 The Shillong Times
Nongpoh: Fisheries Minister Comingone Ymbon on Friday inaugurated a modern fish market, the first of its kind in the state, equipped with modern technology at Saiden village in the district. Construction of the fish market was initiated in 2016 with a project cost of Rs 1.64 crore funded jointly by the National Fisheries Development Board […]
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New name, new logo, same old drive and values – Garware Technical Fibres 16.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Business
Newly-rebranded Garware Technical Fibres, former Garware Wall Ropes that was established in 1976, has
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CM Fadnavis: state to push forward welfare schemes for farmers 16.8.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is also committed towards the development of industries in the state, he stated.
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Mhadei Verdict: Where Goa Needs To Act 16.8.2018 Editorial – The Navhind Times
The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal in its verdict on Tuesday allowed Karnataka to utilise 13.4 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water from the river, while Goa got 24 TMC feet. The tribunal has allowed Karnataka to divert 2.18 TMC feet for the Bhandura dam and 1.72 TMC feet for the Kalsa dam, subject to ...
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Tree falls on woman amid heavy rains in Uttarakhand, kills her 15.8.2018 PTI: All news
Tree falls on woman amid heavy rains in Uttarakhand, kills her
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Goa failed to establish adverse impact of diversion 15.8.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: While pronouncing the verdict, Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal also pointed out the failure of the state of Goa to specifically report details of the existing utilisation of water of Mahadayi river basin and adverse impact of water diversion. However, it also states that on the basis of the information provided by the state of ...
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GOA GOVT WELCOMES, ACTIVISTS DEJECTED 15.8.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Delivering its verdict on the over four-decade-old water dispute between the states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal on Tuesday ruled that Karnataka will get 13.4 thousand million cubic feet (TMC feet) of water from the river, while Goa and Maharashtra will be allowed to use 24 TMC and 1.33 ...
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Nuts about coconuts 14.8.2018 The Navhind Times
Miguel Braganza It is mid-August, and it’s time to give the latest ‘state tree’ of Goa some well-deserved attention. This is the time to dig around the tree and apply manure for its nourishment. In the uplands, especially in areas that have no irrigation facility, it is the time to plough between the coconut trees, ...
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Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Quality of solar pumps and getting farmers on board are the two key risks for the success of the net-metered solar pumps, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms. It said that while the 60 GW target for large-scale solar power projects is on track, the 40 GW target for roof-top solar is still to gather momentum, and as of March, only 2.4 GW roof-top capacity had been installed. While talking about several benefits the solar pumps could provide, the analysis identified the quality of solar pumps and maintenance as a key potential risk for the success of net-metered solar pumps. Incidentally, the central government had recently launched KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) scheme to promote ...
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Increasing farmers' income through reduction in cost of cultivation 13.8.2018 DNA: India
When the goal of increasing the income of farmers and workers has gained national priority across the spectrum of ideological boundaries, is not it strange that excessive focus is on increasing prices and not on decreasing cost? What is the political economy of this bias? Reducing cost requires triggering debate on sustainability, saving water, soil, seed and all inputs in such a manner that farmers improve his income by reducing the cost to oneself but also to mother nature. Reduction in cost takes place when we get more crop with less water as Harbhajan, suggested in early 2000. He suggested irrigation in alternate rows of cotton thus halving water requirement and also reducing the incidence of pest without any adverse effect on crop yield (more on it next week). Growing coriander around chickpea reduces pest attack in parts of Haryana due to predators attracted by nectar-rich coriander. Micro-toxins produced by using old bajra flour in early nineties in Gujarat were used as pesticides in Gujarat. One ...
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Tackling food adulteration the smart way 13.8.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
By Bhasker  Assoldekar Goa witnessed a turbulent last month, with fish and eggs capturing all headlines in  the newspapers and electronic media. Even several hours of the state assembly sessions were  spent discussing the same in all earnest. Since the above two items of Goa’s lifeline are already discussed in various forums in great details,  ...
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Ullid, Kullit and Chinrge 12.8.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Tensing Rodrigues   Water seems to have been the bane of trans-Sahyadri Konkan; it probably still is; the river disputes that plague the states in the region are a living testimony to it, the dispute over Mhadai waters being one of them. As Morrison puts it: “Water harvesting, as well as water conservation and the ...
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Hackers are now using farm sprinklers as cyber weapon 11.8.2018 Technology News | Read The Latest Technology News And Headlines, Mobile Phone Reviews And Much More
Researchers have found a glitch in commercial irrigation system which can allow hackers to get access to the sprinklers.
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Kumaraswamy wears farmers attire and sows paddy in rice bowl of Karnataka 11.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Mandya, Karnataka, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy wore farmers attire and sowed paddy saplings at Arulakoppe-Sitapura village in the District along with 150 agriculture labours including 100 women. To give confidence to the farming communities in this district, which reported highest farmer suicides in Karntaka, Mr Kumaraswamy arrived near the field changed his pant and […]
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Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages 11.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages
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Bisalpur Dam records lowest water level in 6 yrs 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Bisalpur dam in Deoli of Tonk district, which has become the lifeline of Rajasthan, has reached its minimum water level in the last ten years. The situation is that there has been a huge reduction in drinking water supply in hundreds of villages and several cities including Tonk, Ajmer, Jaipur. Within the last five months, 6 TMC water has been vapourized. Now, if there is no rain in the coming days, then the dam water will be able to serve the people of cities like Jaipur and Ajmer for only 3 months, till November. The total water level of the dam is 315.50 RL metres and 38.70 TMC water is filled in it. Now, the gauge of the dam is recorded as 309.19 RL metres. Only 8.61 TMC of water is remaining, which is 22.24% of the total water capacity. Assistant Engineer of Dam Project Manish Bansal said that till date, 4 TMC water has been given for irrigation and 10.35 TMC for drinking. On one hand, the water level of the dam is decreasing and on the other hand, the dam is constantly accumulating the waste, which ...
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Rajasthan: Jal Swavlamban revitalises water sources in Dausa 10.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana is proving to be a milestone in eliminating the water problem in the state to great extent. Under the scheme, water storage reservoirs of ancient times have been rejuvenated and are getting the rainwater. The water level in the wells has also gone up. Speaking on the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana, Dausa Collector Naresh Sharma said that the scheme has been to solve the problem of water shortage in the state. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s efforts have solved the drinking water problem and the villagers are also getting water for irrigation. Talking specifically about Dausa district, Sharma added that where the old water resources have been restored for the purpose of storing water , the work has also been done in the direction of developing some new water sources. Moreover, hurdles that stopped the water reaching these sources have also been removed for maximum storage. MLA Shankar Sharma said that when he became the MLA of Dausa, the situation of water in ...
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