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Continuous rain puts Pune's low lying areas on high alert as water released from Khadakwasla dam 16.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Low-lying areas of Pune are on alert after the irrigation department released water into Mutha river at the rate of 18,491 cusecs even as the catchment areas of the dams providing water to Pune witnessed continuous rain on Monday. The riverside roads and low-lying Baba Bhide bridge have been already submerged due to the rains. The civic administration has now issued an alert to those living in these areas.   Pune city and adjoining areas have witnessed continuous rain since Saturday night, which resulted in increasing the water level in the four dams Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar. In fact, on Monday, the Khadakwasla dam filled to its capacity and the irrigation department had to release the water at the rate of 3,500 cusecs in the morning. However, as the downpour continued throughout the day, the water release had to be increased at the rate of 18,000 cusecs in the evening. Speaking to DNA, irrigation department officials said, "On Monday, the total water storage in these four dams has ...
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Cloud Sourcing 13.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cloud Sourcing
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Maharashtra government bats for solar projects on large dams 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
In a major push for the renewable energy sector and to overcome resistance to the acquisition of private land for infrastructure projects, the state government has set the ball rolling for floating solar power projects on large dams. This will see solar panels being installed on the Ujani dam, followed by sites like the Jaikwadi and Koyna reservoirs. A senior official from the Maharashtra energy department said the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MahaVitaran) had floated expressions of interest (EoI) for a 1,000 MW floating solar power project at Ujani dam. The project will be awarded through the tariff-based competitive bidding method, where the bidder quoting the lowest tariff is selected. "After Ujani, we are planning to take up work at the Koyna dam in Satara district and the Jaikwadi dam in Aurangabad," he added. At the Ujani dam, which is one of the largest in Maharashtra, and a crucial water supply and irrigation source for Solapur district, the project will cover 2,000 ...
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PM Narendra Modi assures action on Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
In what can be termed as a major achievement for the state government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured chief minister Vasundhara Raje that positive action will be taken with regard to the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project. While addressing the public meeting in Jaipur, the Prime Minister informed that the detailed project report (DPR) has been received by the ministry of water resources on the project. He said that technical examination of this project is being done and soon decision on this will be taken. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has been trying hard to get national project status for this scheme. During her address on Saturday, Raje had also mentioned about the benefits of the project and once again took up the project details. She requested the Prime Minister to give his blessings for this project. Earlier, a few days ago when chief minister had visited Delhi, she had met union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari regarding getting approval for this project. This project will provide ...
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Water for farmers near Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani's hometown, but not for others 3.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The delayed onset of monsoon has made farmers in Gujarat anxious about the Kharif season and the government has not yet released water from dams for irrigation. However, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has managed water for the farmers near his home town Rajkot. The water supply department has been releasing water for farmers from Aji-2 and Nyari-2 dams in Rajkot district for irrigation. Sources from the water supply department said: "Farmers from Rajkot district had finished sowing, and hence demand to release water was rising. If water had not been released for irrigation from both the dams, they would have faced huge financial losses. We have been releasing water for the last week and will keep some water reserved for drinking purposes, too." "This decision was taken since both the reservoirs had adequate quantity of water. We have been denying other farmers, although there is demand from other regions, too. But we are unable to entertain their demand due to water shortage. There was pressure from farmers ...
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Yogi Adityanath govt plans artificial rains in parched Bundelkhand 30.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Yogi Adityanath government has come up with an ambitious plan to bring showers in parched and drought-hit Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh through cloud seeding. IIT Kanpur, roped in to find a solution to Bundelkhand's water and irrigation woes, gave a presentation in this regard on June 26. The Adityanath government had sanctioned funds to the IIT Kanpur November last year for making a project to create artificial rains through cloud seeding. The project was to clear air pollution from the state capital Lucknow. Chief Minister Adityanath, who has taken special interest in the development of Bundelkhand, had directed the Agriculture and Irrigation department officials to study if the same technology can be used for region, which is hit by drought almost every year for the past many years. The state government had also approached Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), which had provided similar expertise to the Maharashtra government to create artificial rains in state's ...
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani meets Israel PM, Gujarat gets 100 digital farming units 29.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Gujarat got 100 digital farming units as gift from Israel during a meeting between Netafim Chief Executive Officer Ran Maidan and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday. The CM is on his maiden foreign trip since he took charge. The digital farming units have sensor technique which will help farmers utilise water and fertilizers better. The digital farming unit provides real-time data by monitoring the quality and nature of soil, weather condition, moisture in air, status of crop and other aspects related to crops. The technology is cloud-based so the data can be stored for many years and made accessible at different locations and time. "This technology will help increase agricultural production in Gujarat and this will prove to be a game-changer in the state," Rupani said. "This will also help in saving water and fertilisers, and farmers can get maximum return by minimising the use of resources." The CM also held discussions on sub-surface irrigation for sugarcane so that the same technique can be ...
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Delta ryots ditch kuruvai for early samba paddy, again 27.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Pin their hopes on July 2 meeting
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Ahmedabad: Wastewater irrigation also leads to diarrhea! 27.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A study has found that a large portion of Ahmedabad's farming population relies on water unsuitable for irrigation, which has had significant adverse health effects on them. The year long study covered 187 households from four communities that used surface water, groundwater and wastewater for irrigation. Apart from getting reports about the health of the households, the study also analysed the water samples for E.coli and found that in all the three water sources, the average E-coli numbers per 100 ml exceeded the international irrigation water standard. The study also found a positive correlation between irrigation water quality and incidence of diarrhea. The study found that the incidence of diarrhea in areas that used groundwater (7.92 episodes/1000 person-week) was lesser than those that used wastewater (13.1 episodes) and surface water (13.4 episode). Overall, the incidence of diarrhea in the study sample was 11.5 episodes/1,000 person-weeks. Based on the microbiological assessment, the average E. ...
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Coastal villagers fume over aquaculture 27.6.2018 Hindu: National
Increased salinity plagues 10 mandals, says official
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Govt bias in giving rehabilitation package: Pratap Singh Singhvi 26.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The BJP MLA from Chabra, Pratap Singh Singhvi, has slammed his own government for discriminating against the farmers of his area with regard to releasing rehabilitation package for those farmers whose land has been affected due to Parwan Irrigation Project. The MLA handed over a memorandum to chief secretary DB Gupta and to water resource principal secretary Shikhar Agarwal and asked to immediately release due compensation to the farmers. In the memorandum submitted, it has been alleged that the department released Rs 4-6 lakh compensation per bigha land acquired from the farmers in the neighboring district of Jhalawar while farmers in Baran faced discrimination as they got just Rs 2-3 lakh compensation. Similarly, the department wrongly accessed the drowned areas of three villages in Baran due to which farmers received less compensation. “Three villages namely Bilendi, Kharan and Majra will be disconnected from every mode of transport under land acquired for the project. Though, the villages have been ...
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State could have saved ₹65k cr in Kaleshwaram: Kodandaram 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Opens TJS district office in Nalgonda
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Work agency races against time to meet early Kaleshwaram deadlines 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
As the talk of early elections gathers mass with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao himself giving such indications, the pressure on work agencies ex
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Polavaram: clear dues, Naidu tells Gadkari 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday wrote a letter to Union Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari urging him to clear the dues relating
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State to bank on 20-year data to prove decline in water yield 25.6.2018 Hindu: Home
In-depth report on Cauvery basin likely to be part of letter to be sent to the Centre
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Storage in Cauvery basin reservoirs at 59 tmcft 24.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The rains that recently battered the catchment areas have resulted in a comfortable storage in all four major reservoirs in the Cauvery basin in Karn
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Villagers protest against proposed Uppur thermal plant 24.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Oppose acquisition of cultivable lands for the project
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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Irrigation Dept. wins awards 24.6.2018 Hindu: National
The A.P. Water Resources Department has won the prestigious Skoch Platinum Award for its work in irrigation sector. Besides, eight of the projects sho
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Consensus still eludes A.P., TS over Krishna waters 23.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Divergent views on KRMB working manual and DPRs
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