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Cauvery basin farmers to get water for paddy, sugarcane 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday that he has instructed the Irrigation Department to release water to the canals of the Cauvery basin
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World’s hungry population on the rise again, says UN report 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Conflicts, climate change are main hurdles in meeting development goals
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Inland navigation: land acquisition soon 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Canal to link Mahe, Eranholi rivers
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AAP MLA assaulted by Punjab sand mafia 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
CM Amarinder Singh seeks detailed report on the incident
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Govt to fine misuse of piped drinking water 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Hints at reducing charge of piped drinking water
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A rice, lost and found 21.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The farmers of Ezhikkara, a local cooperative bank and a responsible travel company come together to revive the farming of Pokkali, a rice endemic to Kerala
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Ready for a debate with DMK on Cauvery, says Minister O.S. Manian 21.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
The Handlooms Minister accepts Duraimurugan's challenge for a debate
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'Artificial blubber' to protect divers in icy water: Here's how 21.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have created wetsuits with 'artificial blubber' that can keep deep sea divers warm in icy cold water. When rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited - as little as tens of minutes, and the experience can be extremely painful at best. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and George Mason University in the US developed a simple treatment that can improve the survival time for a conventional wetsuit by a factor of three. The process works by simply placing the standard neoprene wetsuit inside a pressure tank autoclave no bigger than a beer keg, filled with a heavy inert gas, for about a day. The treatment then lasts for about 20 hours, far longer than anyone would spend on a dive, said Jacopo Buongiorno, professor at MIT. The process could also be done in advance, with the wetsuit placed in a sealed bag to be opened just before use, he said. Researchers looked at the different strategies that ...
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Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions, say scientists 21.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant - a tree native to India - can help effectively purify water in developing nations at a low cost, say scientists. The plant - commonly known as the drumstick tree - is cultivated for food and natural oils, and the seeds are already used for a type of rudimentary water purification. However, this traditional means of purification leaves behind high amounts of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from the seeds, allowing bacteria to regrow after just 24 hours. This leaves only a short window in which the water is drinkable. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US used sand and plant materials to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed "f-sand." F-sand was created by extracting the seed proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant, and adhering them to the surface of silica particles, the principal component of sand.  It kills microorganisms and reduces turbidity, adhering to particulate and organic matter. These undesirable contaminants and ...
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‘Only six projects completed under Smart Cities Mission’ 21.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
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Pattiseema will help revive Krishna delta, says CM 21.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
He lists measures being taken to bring the Krishna back to life, says Polavaram will put an end to water crisis
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Maharashtra: Delayed monsoons have farmers worried, only 2% fields sowed 21.6.2018 DNA: Top News
With monsoon in a lull phase, farmers have sowed only 2 per cent of the total crop area so far. And with only 16 per cent water left in the state's major dams, aagriculture is the most hit sector. According to the Department of Agriculture of Maharashtra, sowing activities have declined by 2 per cent compared to last year. "However, we are not yet worried. We are expecting good monsoon even though it is delayed. So far most of the agricultural activities are taking place in Kolhapur, Konkan and North Maharashtra region that produces paddy and cotton," said Bijay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, (agriculture). According the to Water Resource Department, reservoirs in Maharashtra have only 16 per cent of water stock left. "The Nagpur and Amarawati region is worst affected with only 10 per cent and 13 per cent water left in the dams respectively. While in Pune it is 15 per cent , 18 per cent in Marathwada, 33 per cent in Konkan and 18 per cent in Nasik region. Vidharbha is most worst affected region," ...
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Fisheries department to push for regional boards 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
A high-level team of the Fisheries department will meet Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu next week to pursue the proposal for regional ce
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Varahi water to Udupi project figures in review meet 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The issues of bringing water from the Varahi in Bharatkal, about 36 km from here, to Baje, and underground drainage system figured prominently in the
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One more witness turns hostile in Sohrabuddin trial 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
71 of 108 witnesses have been declared hostile in the case
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State scores poorly in water management: Niti Aayog report 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Slips to fifth slot on Composite Water Management Index; poor planning, policy omissions to blame
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Rats have citizens worried 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Damage sanitary pipes, dig up gardens and chew wires
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The seeds of sustainability 20.6.2018 Hindu: Health
How Zero Budget Natural Farming could be the model for the future
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India’s first river interlinking project caught in U.P.-M.P. tussle 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Land acquisition, water sharing issues impede Ken Betwa project
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BWSSB files case against telco for damaging water pipeline 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The company had dug up a stretch of ECC Main Road in Whitefield to lay cables
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