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Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back... 19.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back...
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No consistent rains raises PHED concern over Bisalpur Dam 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
All eyes of PHED officials in Jaipur are on the water level in the Bisalpur Dam. The officials are caught in a confusion about the future planning of water supply in the city in case the water level of the dam doesn’t increase. A few days back, the department had already cut down the water supply the city was receiving from 547mld to 520 mld. Officials informed that during the summer days, 547 mld water was being given. One of the alternatives which is being given thought is to provide water on an alternative day basis to various colonies. Few colonies may get water one-one day and another half may get on another day. The department is also considering other options like opening up more tube wells for the supply of water in the city while the tubewells which have become defunct they may also be repaired and opened up soon. However, since in most of the areas of the city the water level is down and under the dark zone, the places where the water level is high will be chosen for digging new tubewells, ...
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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi grants Rs 500 crore flood relief to Kerala 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
After conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday immediately announced flood relief of Rs 500 crore for the state. Heavy rains have lashed Kerala for nearly nine days and over 380 people have died so far. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. A new red alert was issued on Saturday for all the 14 districts in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. There are growing fears that the number of deaths could escalate rapidly with countless people still marooned, desperate for food, drinking water and medicines. "In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state. Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding. The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour," PM Modi tweeted. In another tweet, the Prime Minister thanked UAE for offering to help the flood-ravaged state. Vijayan on Saturday said that attempts are being made on a war-footing ...
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Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio... 18.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio...
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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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Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T...
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Watch: Indian Navy's flight divers heroically airlift stranded people 16.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Indian Navy has commneced the airlift operations in Trichur, Aluva and Muvattupuzha area. The airlift operation by Indian Navy has so far rescued 36 people stranded in the state. People are being airlifted and are being sheltered in the naval base. Food and water are also being planned to drop.  The death toll from the fresh spell of monsoon fury since August 8 has risen to 75. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts. Massive landslide killed eight more people in Palakkad district of Kerala on Thursday even as there was no let-up in the torrential rains in the state where additional defence teams have been rushed to scale up rescue and relief operations. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in the downstream areas.  The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as "grave" the flood situation in Kerala and agreed to hear ...
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In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
In Pics: Rain fury devastates Kerala, Cochin International Aiport completel...
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Kerala floods 2018: State disaster fund releases list of WhatsApp, landline numbers to contact 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The situation continues to look grim in Kerala with rains hitting several districts of the state. For those interested in helping those in need, click here . The toll in rain and flood-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 67 with 25 deaths reported on Wednesday. Some carriers announced cancellation and diversion of flights in and out of Kochi after suspension of operations at the airport till Saturday. Late Wednesday, however, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, shared some numbers that you can reach out to in case of assistance. Each district has a designated number for it. KOCHI METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED Meanwhile,  the public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in ...
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Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P...
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Kerala rains: Cochin airport suspends flight operations; dam shutters raised across state 15.8.2018 DNA: India
Cochin International Airport today suspended all flight operations till 2 pm as water level has increased in the airport area following continuous rains and the opening of dam shutters in Periyar river. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened last evening to release excess water. The airport is situated near the Periyar river bank. "Operations suspended to/from Cochin International Airport till 1400 hrs...due to flood level in and around Airport," an airport spokesperson said this morning. The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which decided to suspend the arrival operations at 4 am to 7 am today as a precautionary measure, took the decision to shut the airport till afternoon after reviewing the situation. The arrival operations at the airport were suspended for two hours on August 9 in view of possible inundation in the airport area. The operations were resumed later on. Torrential rains, ...
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Most of Ganga water in UP-Bengal stretch unfit for drinking, bathing, says... 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Most of Ganga water in UP-Bengal stretch unfit for drinking, bathing, says...
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Maharashtra: Tiger suspectedly poached in Jalgaon, rope found around n... 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Maharashtra: Tiger suspectedly poached in Jalgaon, rope found around n...
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Everglades National Park: Into the wild 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Everglades National Park: Into the wild
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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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Despite Centre, Maharashtra crackdown, 75,000 daily wage sand miners work without safety measures 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai. Moments earlier, Raghunath and Babban Bartade had been dredging sand by hand from the bottom of the creek - an often deadly trade that fuels the nation’s booming construction industry, and continues despite an official crackdown. "We found his body within minutes," said Bartade, adding that he has witnessed several incidents of drowning since he began mining sand 13 years ago. "The miners usually drift away in the water and their body surfaces days later," he said, standing outside his hut in Bharatpada village in Palghar district adjoining Mumbai on a rainy afternoon with his brother's children hovering close by. Babban's death in June came a year after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation revealed workers were drowning while illegally mining sand in Vasai Creek, one of the two main distributaries of the ...
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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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Gujarat Police foil Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs’ Jal Samadhi attempt 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Quota leader Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs Lalit Vasoya, Pratap Dudhat and others attempted Jal Samadhi (drowning oneself) on Saturday in Bhadar River near Bhukhi village of Rajkot district. The police detained around 200 people including Hardik and Vasoya, making their attempt futile. Congress MLA from Dhoraji and former colleague of Hardik Patel in quota stir, Lalit Vasoya, had warned the government saying that if no actions were taken to control the pollution in Bhadar-2 dam reservoir caused by local textile dyeing units through the release of untreated effluents.  Vasoya has also written to the Governor, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, water resource department and hordes of other officials, staged the protest programme on Saturday.  He headed towards the reservoir with Hardik and some 100 people. They were, however,  detained by the local police and released on bail. “I will take Jal Samadhi again. The BJP government tried to break our agitation, but we all will stay united and Congress will fight for ...
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Innovate in India, do it for humanity: PM Narendra Modi at IIT-B convocation in Mumbai 12.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called IITs 'India's Instrument for Transformation' on Saturday while lauding the institutes for enriching Brand India globally and catapulting the nation to the forefront of the world's technological powerhouses. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), said reputable institutes such as IITs would steer the course of development with the keystones of innovation and enterprise. Underscoring sustainable development, the PM exhorted the students to "innovate in India, innovate for humanity" in areas ranging from mitigating climate change to enhancing agricultural productivity, generating cleaner energy and conserving water. "The nation is proud of IITs and what IIT graduates have achieved. Their success inspired engineering colleges across the country, and this made India one of the world's largest pools of technical manpower,'' he said, in his 32-minute speech. "We must build on this. We must make ...
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