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Kochi: MPEDA offers lifeline to hatcheries 17.9.2019
Kochi: The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) has indigenously developed a top quality live feed, which can stimulate India"s shrimp and fish seed production and reduce its dependence on imports from US and China. Artemia, the most important live feed in shrimp and fish hatcheries, has been developed by RGCA, the research wing of the Marine Products Export Development Agency (MPEDA), under the brand name "Pearl". "India currently imports around 300 tonnes of Artemia worth Rs 300 crore in dried cyst form annually, mainly from USA and China," MPEDA chairman K.S. Srinivas said. "It is an important consumable in shrimp and fish hatcheries for the larvae of farmed aquatic organisms," "There is a huge potential for Artemia live feed in the country and its operations can be expanded on a large scale in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat," Mr Srinivas said. India is looking to double its seafood exports in terms of value from the present $7 billion ...
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MSPCB paints grim picture of river water quality 16.9.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) has found that organic and bacteria were the main pollutants in the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers mainly due to direct discharge of waste water in an untreated form from the residential and commercial centres. In its annual report 2016-2017, which was tabled in the state Assembly on […]
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Sal farmers demand cleaning of Tillari canals without delay 16.9.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Sankhali: Farmers from Sal village have demanded that the Tillari irrigation project authorities should undertake cleaning of canals so that there is no delay in water supply to farms in Sal and surrounding villages. It is pertinent to note that the canals through which the Tillari dam water is supplied are not cleaned in time and, …
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Breaches in SRLIP bund; works come under scanner 14.9.2019
Khammam: The flooded  Godavari in Bhadradri district exposed the lack of quality of the bund works of the Sitarama Lift Irrigation Project (SRLIP). Breaches were caused to the bund and floodwater flowed into the main canal, overflowing the main aqueduct. The aqueduct was built across the Bandiregulavagu and is located between the two villages of Amerda and Ammagaripalli, under Aswapuram mandal. An earthen bund was also constructed on both sides of the aqueduct canal so that water reach does not flood the villages. The Godavari floodwater and the rivulet caused an overflow. At one stage, the floodwater overflowed the aqueduct and the same water joined in the main canal. The main canal became another mini-Godavari. The earthen bunds built to support the aqueduct were unable to withstand the force of a massive quantity of water and there were breaches at two places. The officials completed the repairs immediately. The incident raised doubts about the quality of the earthen works of the SRLIP. The ...
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Agricultural info centre set up at Darrang village 13.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Agricultural info centre set up at Darrang village
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The fertile floodplains of Amaravati are still facing a significant threat 13.9.2019
In any political slugfest, it would be good to remember what is at stake is valuable: Fertile floodplains which should not fall prey to human intervention such as a mega capital city project that will add to concretisation and possibly lead to land degradation. More than a month after the World Bank withdrew from the Amaravati capital city project, all talk surrounding its fate that hangs in uncertainty is only about economic viability, sending wrong political signals and business houses withdrawing investments. Very little or no attention is being paid to the original question raised by environmentalists — about saving the fertile Krishna floodplains. The "Amaravati Sustainable Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project", as it has been known, was to be a greenfield project with the government of Andhra Pradesh issuing the order in December 2014 identifying the location of the capital city between Vijayawada and Guntur on the banks of the Krishna river. It was an area about ...
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‘Murder’ Of Narmada And A Culture 13.9.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
ARYAMAN JAIN In early August, as the Indian government imposed a comprehensive blockade in Kashmir, snatching its political agency, it prepared for a final solution in another valley that had been a symbol of people’s resistance to a predatory state-capitalist complex. The gates of the Sardar Sarovar were shut and the water started rising rapidly …
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Bengaluru: Sensitise students on water conservation, schools told 12.9.2019
Bengaluru: Following the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Water by the state government, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has directed all 78,000 government run primary and high schools across the State to spread awareness among students and parents about water conservation. The Commissioner of Public Instruction has issued circular to all the heads of 34 educational districts to educate students about the significance of rainwater harvesting, recycling and judicious use of water as part of Jalamrutha project implemented by Government of Karnataka for rejuvenation of lakes, ponds and water bodies, sources in DPI told Deccan Chronicle. Karnataka, which has the second largest drought prone area after Rajasthan in the country, has taken up Jalamrutha project, a community-driven movement focusing on drought proofing measures, water literacy, rejuvenation of water bodies, creation of new water bodies and development of watersheds and afforestation activities.      As part of ...
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Barren to Fertile 11.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi told the United Nations Body to combat at desertification session that in the coming 11 years till 2030 India would convert the 2.6 crores hectares of barren land into fertile land. Besides deforestation the plastic is another cause of damaging the fertility of land and making it barren. The UN Body’s […]
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Council fund crunch affects Northeastern states 9.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Conrad rues delay in approval of schemes, wrong guidelines SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has expressed concern over North Eastern Council (NEC) not being able to take up new projects owing to resource constraints. Speaking at the 68th plenary session of NEC in Guwahati on Sunday, he said in the recent past, the council has ...
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Readying for the Vibrant Goa summit, October 17-19 9.9.2019 B & C – The Navhind Times
A seven-member Vibrant Goa team returned last week from successful Israel road show, reports Team B&C Efforts are all out to make the Vibrant Goa summit a success. A seven-member team of local businessmen and led by Joshua Desouza, Mapusa MLA and vice chairman, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) recently returned after concluding a …
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Entrepreneurs with a green cause 9.9.2019 B & C – The Navhind Times
Panaji based Lila Digital and Environmental Solutions has all that it takes to help local industry achieve the goal of green business, finds out Shoma  Patnaik With public awareness high these days no business wants to look as if it is taking environment for granted. Whatever the area of operations, the trend is of industry …
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Mettur: Water release further up to 25,000 cusecs, Flood alert for 12 districts 7.9.2019
SALEM: Amid another record inflow of 73,000 cusecs into Mettur reservoir on Friday evening, PWD authorities have further stepped up the water discharge from 18,000 cusecs to 25,000 cusecs for Cauvery delta irrigation. The enhanced quantum of water release from the dam was effected from 5-30 pm, even as the water level in the Stanley reservoir stood at 118.11-feet against its full level of 120-feet. Consequently, people living in low-lying areas and along the banks of Cauvery including farmers have been advised to move to safer places along with their cattle and other belongings immediately. In fact a flood-alert has been sounded for 12 Cauvery delta districts as the volume of water could get out of control. Even as the authorities including the Salem district administration are monitoring the situation 24x7 and the NDRF alerted, the districts for which flood-alert has been issued Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Coimbatore, Karur and Tiruchirappalli, sources said. The Salem collector, Mr. S.A. Raman has warned ...
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‘Navdhanya’ to check drought damage 7.9.2019
New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government is hoping that navdhanya or nine grains, coupled with various water budgeting initiatives, will help its farmers, particularly those from the most drought-prone Rayalaseema area and Anantapur districts. Between 2000 and 2017, there were only four years of satisfactory monsoon with no drought declared for any district; in all other years there was critical drought. The year 2018-19 too has been exceptionally bad. This has not just affected the livelihood of the people but has also led to increased migration from these areas. The Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) seeks to arrest the damage. The ideal crop pattern being promoted under navdhanya focuses on millets, with groundnut, sunflower, maize and vegetables with intercropping of sorghum, bajra and red gram. It will also have mixed cropping ranging from 5-20 per cent of the land for one crop and 5-20 per cent of the land reserved for another crop. Vegetable crops too are being encouraged. Asked how ...
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How India's ongoing digital transformation will drive the rise of its economy 3.9.2019
While presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid out an ambitious project: turning India into a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025. The announcement has sparked discussions about the plan"s feasibility and the various conditions that the country would have to meet to achieve this target. This brings us to a commonly asked question: is it even possible? Conservative projections say that it isn"t.The Indian economy is currently worth USD 2.8 trillion. To reach the milestone of USD 5 trillion by 2025, it will need to grow at a nominal CAGR of 12 per cent over the next five years. With government data putting the actual growth over the last quarter at lower than 6 per cent, the gap between the current market situation and the required growth rate seems too wide to bridge on the surface. For this to turn to reality, improvements in productivity leading with the agricultural space is crucial. Public spending is being primed in this regard through ...
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Water release from Mettur dam hiked 2.9.2019
SALEM: Bowing to delta farmers" demands, with many areas downstream not having received Cauvery water so far, the govt on Sunday stepped up the discharge from the Mettur reservoir to 18,000 cusecs from 10,000 cusecs.   While water for delta irrigation for the "Samba (long-term)" paddy crop this year was released by the CM on Aug 13, several farmers organisations complained that the quantity of discharge at 10,000 cusecs was not sufficient to enable the water reach all the canal irrigated areas, particularly tail-end areas. Hence, the PWD authorities today decided to increase the outflow to 18,000 cusecs with the water level in the reservoir being 117-ft today against its full level of 120-ft. The storage in the reservoir on Sunday morning was 89.43 tmcft against its full capacity to hold 93.47 tmcft of water, official sources said. The inflows into the dam have come down to 12,000 cusecs. Despite the farmers" clamour to step up the discharge to 20,000 cusecs, the government ...
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Five ways the fashion industry is killing the environment 1.9.2019
While we are busy trying to cut out plastics from our lifestyle for the betterment of the planet, we are forgetting on e industry that also negatively impacting the environment- the fashion industry. Several researches are exposing how the clothing industry is silently destroying the environment, one pair of jeans at a time. Here are five ways this is happening, as listed by The Guardian : Collective failure A report by EU in 2019 stated that all fashion houses used to come out with two collections in a year but that number has markedly increased in the last couple of years. From two in 2000 to around five in 2011, the number keeps increasing. Some brands like Zara come out with 24 collections in a year, which has led to clothes being a disposable commodity, something that has to be changed often to keep up with the trends. Gone to ground Reports suggest that an average UK household wastes nearly 300,000 tons of clothing to landfills. There is a ban on incinerating or buying the clothes that could be ...
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Lag in kharif sowing not cause for concern; will recover: Agri Min official 1.9.2019
New Delhi: The current lag in area sown to kharif crops especially rice and pulses is not a major cause for concern as sowing is still underway in eastern states and many flood-hit areas,according to a senior agriculture ministry official. The area sown to most kharif crops will be recovered as sowing window is till September 15 and the total kharif output will be as per the target, the official added. Sowing of kharif (summer) crops begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June and harvesting starts from October onwards. The agriculture ministry has set the production target for food grains at a record 291.1 million tonnes for 2019-20 crop year (July-June), comprising 147.9 million tonnes in kharif (summer) season and 143.2 million tonnes for rabi (winter) crops. "Sowing area is lagging marginally as of now but that is not a cause for concern. The transplanting of paddy will continue till September15 in eastern states. In flood-hit areas of Assam and Bihar, transplanting is being done in ...
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States hook on to inland aquaculture 30.8.2019
Hyderabad: In order to develop aquaculture in the country, the focus has now shifted to inland aquaculture in states like Telangana state, Chhattisgarh and Haryana as coastal markets are getting saturated. Hyderabad will be hosting Aqua Aquaria 2019, from August 30 to September 1, in order to increase awareness about aquaculture. K.S. Srinivas, chairman of the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA), said that in the last year alone, India"s seafood exports have grown exponentially with the country shipping over 1.4 lakh million metric tonnes of seafood worth $6.80 billion in the financial year 2018-19. The buoyancy in exports has been propelled by increased aquaculture production, particularly that of whiteleg shrimps. He added that MPEDA has envisaged a target of $15 billion for seafood exports for the year 2024. "As coastal areas are getting saturated, we are tapping the potential of inland aquaculture in various stages to reach the targets. To reach our target we will focus ...
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Palamuru project K Chandrasekhar Rao's next target 30.8.2019
Hyderabad: After completing the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation scheme in a record three years, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has now decided to take up the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS) as a prestige issue and set a deadline of one year for its completion. He wants the PLIS to be ready before the start of the next Kharif season for the project. Mr Rao, along with his ministers, on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of the Karvena, Vattem and Narlapur reservoirs to inspect the ongoing works and reviewed the progress of works with the officials, engineers and agencies concerned. Mr Rao had laid the foundation stone for the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy lift irrigation project on June 11, 2015, making it the first major irrigation project to be taken up after the formation of TS. While inspecting the Karvena reservoir, he instructed engineers and contract agencies to take up construction on a war-footing basis and have works implemented on 24/7 basis given the significant role the Karvena ...
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