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Rising Harike water level leaves farm land nearby inundated 21.1.2018 The Tribune
The farmers having agricultural land alongside rivers in and around Harike are in a trouble these days as they say the closing of gates of headworks has lead to a rise in the water level, submerging their fields. This flood-like situation has damaged the wheat, fodder and other crops of Gharka, Mundapind, Dhun, Chamba Kalan and others villages in Mand. Kharif crop too was damaged in the rainy season in the area for which compensation hadn’t been given to the affected farmers. Farmers said that as per the policy of the government, the canal water was being released in the Beas river. Whenever the gates of the Harike headworks are closed, water starts getting accumulated in nearby villages and destroys crops. Member of Parliament Sunil Jakhar, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, along with MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki visited the area around two months back  and assured the farmers of compensation. Pargat Singh, a farmer of Chamba Kalan, said farmers had been waiting for compensation for months, but ...
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Rapist to be hanged if victim 12 or below, promises CM 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, January 20 Following the recent spurt in cases of rape in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took a tough stand on crime against women today, announcing that a law would be enacted to hang those convicted of raping girls aged 12 years and below. The Madhya Pradesh Government had already taken this step. Khattar said they would approach the judiciary for setting up fast-track courts to deal with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to victims. “I am pained over rape incidents. Though the police are dealing with these cases, we have decided to bring in a legislation that those raping girls aged 12 years and below be hanged. We will approach the judiciary for speedy judgments in such cases,” he said. He was at the Karnal Sugar Mill to lay the foundation stone of a new cooperative sugar mill to replace the old mill, which had started operations in 1976-77. A new mill was the long-pending demand of sugarcane farmers of the region. A cost of Rs 225 crore would be incurred ...
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More than a whiff of fresh air 21.1.2018 Hindu: Open Page
A city-slicker finds some temporary relief amid the calm of village life
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Across the Paddy Fields 21.1.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Kaleshwaram an amazing project: Governor 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Lauding CM for pursuing his dream, calls him ‘Kaleshwaram Chandrasekhar Rao’
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Kaleshwaram will transform TS: Governor 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
E.S.L. Narasimhan undertakes inspection and aerial survey for work related to the project
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Knowing the essence of Telangana in depth 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Archaeological and epigraphical roots of the region discussed at a seminar
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GST Rates Cut 20.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Just on the eve of Central Budget presentation on February 1 the 25th meeting of... more »
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Maharashtra: From February 1, bulk hike in water tariffs for domestic, agriculture & industries 20.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) has hiked bulk water tariff rates
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Maharashtra govt hikes water tariff for agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors 20.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Water charges to rise outside city 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Beer, cold drinks may be dearer now.
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Unauthorised construction of flats exposed 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 In yet another example of gross violations of building bylaws, unauthorised flats are being constructed at Ishar Nagar here. A complaint has also been made to the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Local Bodies Department, in this regard. A resident of Ishar Nagar, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, has alleged that the flats are being constructed on a large chunk of agricultural land in the area. He has claimed that no permission could be given by the Ludhiana MC as the land is adjoining only a single passage which is an old water channel and is owned by the Department of Irrigation, Punjab. “It is not possible that anybody can take up unauthorised construction of flats or carve out any unauthorised colony without active connivance of MC officials as the LMC has a big network of zone-wise building branch officials who keep a vigil on every nook and corner of mohallas in the city,” he has stated in the complaint. He has also demanded action against the MC officials under whose ...
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State files interlocutory appeal before Mhadei tribunal 20.1.2018 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government on Friday filed an interlocutory application before the Mhadei Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal and has moved for circulation and urgent hearing preceding final arguments on the matter, following the violation of the court order by the Karnataka. The government in its interlocutory application has stated that the Mhadei ...
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Srinagar village turns into city’s veggie basket 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Umar Ahmad Srinagar, January 19 Residents of Shunglipora, a village on the outskirts of the city, have turned their agricultural land — previously used for rice cultivation — into vegetable farms, making it the main source of income. The village is now one of the major producers of vegetables in the city and almost 98 per cent of the village population is engaged in farming with daily production of 40 to 50 quintals of vegetables. Despite shorter sunny days and limited scope for practising agriculture, the villagers manage a way of farming throughout the year. “We cultivatea variety of vegetables in different seasons. The vegetables include radishes, carrots, cucumbers, onions and potatoes,” Farooq Ahmad, a local farmer, said. The village has been officially notified as an ‘organic village’ by the Agriculture Department this year and Rs 5 lakh has been allotted to it which benefited 75 farmers under the first phase. All the produce from Shunglipora is consumed by the local market. The Agriculture ...
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The sun powers irrigation pump sets here 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
The State government’s ambitious project ‘Surya Raitha’, which helps farmers to generate electricity to run their irrigation pump (IP) sets, was inaugurated at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanag...
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Solar powered agriculture 20.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The use of solar pumps for irrigation will undoubtedly help farmers but the reality of depleting ground water resources must not be forgotten (“Towards solar powered agriculture”, January 19). Electri...
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Tea farmers jittery after prolonged dry spell 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, January 19 Tea farmers of Kangra district are likely to face heavy losses due to prolonged dry spell in the region. The Dharamsala region considered one of the wettest area in the country is waiting for rain and snow. The area did not experience rainfall since December 12 and crops in most of the rainfed areas have already been damaged. KG Butail, a leading tea farmer of Kangra, said due to the prolonged dry spell about 50 per cent damage had already been done to the tea crop. The tea crop requires moisture in the soil and air for a good output. Due to prolonged dry spell the first yield of tea leaves that is plucked around March are likely to be damaged. The state government should bring out a policy to protect the tea farmers of Kangra, he said. AK Sarial, VC of Palampur Agriculture University, said that dry spell had caused considerable damage to the wheat crop in the lower Himachal region. Farmers in the region had sown wheat after rain on December 12. The crop ...
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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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Harish moves into top gear, inspects Ranganaiksagar work 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Travels 22 km on motorcycle, addresses farmers’ issues
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MoEF nod for Sita Rama Lift Irrigation project 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To help diversion of 1,513 ha forest land to irrigation dept.
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