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Ports, trains and trade: Xi to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty 16.1.2020 The Shillong Times
Yangon: A high-speed rail line to the east, a deep-sea port to the west, and a makeover for commercial heart Yangon — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar on Friday laden with investment pledges worth billions which could reshape the country. Here are five of the main projects — and some of the issues […]
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In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin 14.1.2020 Downtoearth
About 250 million people are reliant on the Nile’s waters in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 13, 2020) 13.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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Rs 1 cr for Lukha river 12.1.2020 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The state government has allotted Rs 1 crore for rejuvenation of Lukha river. A decision in this regard was made by East Jaintia Hills District Mineral Foundation Trust. The project for rejuvenation of river will be executed by expert consultant, Trinity Impex International. Recently, there were media reports about Lukha river turning blue again […]
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‘Cement, power plants use illegally mined coal’ 11.1.2020 The Shillong Times
NGT-appointed panel seeks action against erring companies SHILLONG: After finding that several cement companies and thermal power plants used illegally mined coal, the chairman of the NGT appointed committee headed by BP Katakey has recommended action against them.In the 77-page report on various anomalies by the cement plants and power plants, Katakey has sought action […]
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Hell and ice water: Glacier melt threatens Pakistan's future 11.1.2020 PTI: All news
Hell and ice water: Glacier melt threatens Pakistan's future
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Water Problem in Bhopal 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The water sources of the capital Bhopal the big lake known as Bhoj Sagar is shrinking fast due to paucity of water in it. The incoming rivers into the lake have dried up and no more pouring water in it. The lake areas have been reduced by 17 square meters and it is decreasing very fast. In the coming days the situation will become more critical. The same is the situation in the another water source the Kerwa dam. It is reported that the third source the river Narmada is also not having full capacity in its main gauge. On the more the Gujarat is also facing water shortage and asking Madhya Pradesh to release more water from its dams into the river Narmada. That being the home state of the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi may be able to have extra water from the Madhya Pradesh. The Government and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation should sit together to develop more water sources to provide water to ever growing Bhopal Metropolis.Nearby there as Halali Dam and it be explored as another source of water for ...
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated his 5th March birthday as ‘Sava Divas’ out of 3 term of 15 years of Bhartiya Janata Party being in power in the state. Mr.Shivraj Singh is serving the state for the last 12 years as Chief Minister. A farmer himself his Government achieved highest growth rate in agriculture in the whole country. He is very sensitive and attentive to the needs and problem of farmers and agriculture. His ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan’s scheme for financial support to farmers is unique in India and other states are also adopting it. He initiated river link scheme in India for the first time by linking drying Kumbha river Khipra with Narmada to keep it ever flowing. His ‘Namo Namimi Narmade’ is far ahead than the Ganga Action Plan. It has a unique feature of fruit tree forest also its banks. Mr.Chouhan is very polite and humble in his public dealings. He is highly sensitive towards the ‘Girl Child’ and launched many schemes for them.
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Chambal Basin 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Narmada is the biggest river and of religious value of Madhya Pradesh. The Kshipra is also religious “Kumbha” river is its length is not much. The river like Chambal, Betwa, Tawa, Ken also big and important rivers in the State. For a long time the Chambal was known for its ravines and dacoits but that slur on its name is fast vanishing. Some part of Chambal basin remain cronically dry . The Narmada Control Board meeting the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided that now the drought-affected areas of the Chambal Basin of Malwa Region would not remain dry. The best irrigation initiative micro lift irrigation scheme to lift water from Narmada Basin and provide it to the drought affected areas of the Chambal Basin. The Board is taking measures to use cent per cent Narmada water allotted to the Madhya Pradesh on time schedule. The state has to use 18.25 MAF water till the year 2024. All water utility projects in the Narmada will be ready by the year 2022. The Narmada ...
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No Power from Sardar Sarovar 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The last massive dam of River Narmada in Gujarat the Sardar Sarovar has stopped the hydro power generation from its 1450 megawatt power plant due to unprecedented water shortage in the mighty river Narmada. The power plant is shut down indefinitely obviously till next rainy season. The Gujarat Government has decided to use the entire remaining water for providing drinking water. Under the Narmada Valley Project there are four dams on the river – three Bargi, Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh and the last Sardar Sarovar in the highest of all the four is in Gujarat. In the project most of the land of Madhya Pradesh is submerged. It was decided in the hydro power the biggest share of 57 per cent of power will be of Madhya Pradesh. But when Gujarat Government has shut down the hydro plant from the hydro power to Madhya Pradesh now it is zero. In the Sardar Sarovar the water storage is reduced upto 45 per cent, which is lowest in the last 15 years. This year it was deficient rains in the ...
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Water flowing to Pakistan to be supplied to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan : Gadkari 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Phagwara, Union Roads Transport and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday announced that the water from eastern rivers flown towards Pakistan would be supplied to the people in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Addressing a rally after laying foundation stone of Elevated Fly Over on National Highways here, Mr Gadkari said the river water was being given to Pakistan only to increase cordiality under a pact signed by late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in the year 1960, but Pakistan act in a negative way by encouraging terrorism in the country. The Union Minister said now Pakistan will have to live in thirst of a drop of water. He announced that it will stop its share of water in the Indus basin rivers from flowing to Pakistan as retribution for its complicity in the Pulwama attack that killed over 40 CRPF personnel. Mr Gadkari claimed that Union Government was working in honest and transparent way to provide all basic amenities to the people. He said that central government is spending Rs one ...
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Ganga Activist Sacrifice 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Professor Mr.GD Agarwal alias Swami Gyan Swaroop Sananda sacrificed himself for the cause of making Ganga Clean. Medically he died of cardiac arrest (heart fail) but actually he died of inaction of the Ganga Action Plan authorities. The 87 year old retired IIT professor was on fast for 111 days since June 22 to protest against the alleged inaction in taking measures to make Ganga clean. Earlier in 2011 another Swami Nigamanand died after fasting for more than two months seeking ban on illegal mining in Ganga River. Before his death Professor Agarwal declared he would not take fluids from October 10 and would die before the Dussehra festival which is on October 19. The Government apathy towards the Professor is a moral crime besides repulsive administrative function. The call to clean all rivers was given by socialist leader Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia but it went to deaf ears of the Government. It remained just an idea. But actually it was Prime Minister Mr.Rajiv Gandhi who originated the Ganga Action Plan ...
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Scientists-academicians to seek Modi's intervention in GD Agrawal's stir; fast continues on 65th day 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Concerned by falling health of Prof GD Agrawal (Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand) who is on hunger strike for the cause of the Ganga in Kankhal-Haridwar for 65 days, a group of scientists, academicians and social activists today decided to make a fresh bid for seeking intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reach out to people for their participation in Agrawal's Ganga Campaign. At a meeting held at the Punjabi Bhawan here the group took stock of health of the 87-year old IIT professor turned sanyaasi and decided to break the prevailing 'state of apathy' by the Centre towards his protracted fast, Stockholm Water Award winning activist Dr Rajendra Singh said. Dignitaries attended the meeting include, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) former Chairman Mr Paritosh Tyagi, Prof SK Gupta, Chairman, Enviro-Tech, former IITians Prof Ravi Chopra (IIT-Bombay), Prof Satish Mehta (IIT-Delhi) and Magsaysay awardee Mr MC Mehta(SC-lawyer). They observed that fasting saint's health was falling ...
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Kerala deluge due to govt failure in maintaining dam's water level: Chennithala 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Thiruvananthapuram, Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday alleged that serious lapses on the part of the State government in maintaining water level at dams resulted in the devastating flood. "The present flood situation is man-made. The Dam shutters were opened without taking necessary preparations," Mr Chennithala alleged at a press conference here. Pointing out that releasing water from Idukki reservoir would be possible only after getting instructions from the state government, Mr Chennithala said that the government ignored the heavy rainfall warnings issued by the met department, even after the water level approaches its maximum storage capacity. Lack of coordination between Electricity and Water resources departments and the greedy approach of the State Electricity Board eyeing monetary gains by maintaining high storage level had resulted in sudden opening of the dam shutters without evacuating people from the banks of rivers, Mr Chennithala ...
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Kerala Devastation 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The devastating flood situation is totally beyond any imagination and the Central Government should declared it as national calamity as it is really so. It is beyond the capacity of the State Government to be deal with such a gigantic catastrophe alone. The Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi after the aerial survey of the flood ravaged state announced Central assistance of Rs.500 crores. The initial assessment is of loss of Rs.25,000 crore. Other states also rushing financial assistance to it. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Central and State police all are pressed into rescue and relief service. Out of 13 districts of 11 districts smashed in very high flood devastation. The Kerala is generally getting heavy rains every year and they are accustomed of it. But this year in mere 17 days it rained 170 per cent more. All the dams are full and to save it from collapse in water pressure as a matter of routine the gates of dam opened. In Kerala it is 170 per cent more rains from the sky and on ground ...
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Deluge in Capital 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In Monsoon is active again in the Madhya Pradesh. In capital Bhopal within six hours it rained 116 millimeter about 5 inch. The localities in Bhopal and all other cities, town and villages or so flooded that it become tanks and roads are rivers. The Monsoon come late by 14-15 days on June 22-23. The four month period of rainy season even one month is not over and we are not only in the state but in the entire nation are feeling highly harassed and tormented by it. In Seoni district a dam collapsed and many villages submerged and crops on several hectares destroyed. In capital Bhopal all the nullahs are overflowing and one child was washed away. In the entire heavy rain alert is issued and 15 district it is devastating rains. It is always said that before rain all nullahs are cleared but people residing there say that for many years it were not cleared. Clearing the nullah in a racket and every year crores of rupees are embezzled on this job without doing the job. The State Government in the whole year ...
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Irrigation project poised to transform agrarian economy of Telangana 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Work is being carried out on war footing at the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) that will bring relief to farmers by irrigating their fields as well as provide drinking water in parched areas of Telangana. With the total cost of the project pegged at Rs 80,000 crore, it envisages construction of barrage across river Godavari at Medigadda near Kaleshwaram, and two more barrages between Medigadda and Sripada Yellampally Project at Annaram and Sundilla. When completed, the project will transform the agrarian economy of Northern Telangana. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by June 2022.The project will convey water to the command area spread over in 13 districts of Telangana through a network of canals, tunnels, lift systems and reservoirs for irrigating an area of 18,25,700 acres against the original proposed area of 16,40,000 acres. The entire project works are divided into seven links and 28 packages. As a large area exists in the middle reaches of Godavari covering ...
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Oli's China Visit: MoU signed to develop eight different projects 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Beijing, Nepal and China signed eight agreements in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Chinese Capital Beijing on Wednesday, according to the reports. Agreements were signed between the government and private companies of both the countries to develop hydropower projects, cement industries and establishing highland food parks amid a function organised in Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, according to the RSS. Different Nepali investors and Chinese investors signed the separate memorandum of understandings (MoUs) on the occasion. On the occasion, CEO of Investment Board (IB), Nepal Maha Prasad Adhikari and Vice President of Huaxin Cement of China Xu Gang signed the project investment agreement between the Investment Board of Government of Nepal and Huaxin Cement Narayani Private Ltd. The Chinese firm has pledged 144 US Dollars of FDI to generate 3,000 metric tonnes of cement per day. Likewise, MoU and cooperation between the government of Nepal, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and ...
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Environment 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The utilization of natural resources are our natural right and nothing wrong in it. But exploitation or destruction of natural resources are suicidal and disastrous. The world has now realized that it had played havoc with the nature and now it is a question of life and death before the mankind. The measures are being taken on global level to protect the nature to protect ourselves. Recently international Paris Agreement is a very big step to protect and improve the environment. The coal mining industries emitting carbon gasses in the form of smoke, petroleum product releasing toxic gases, excessive use of chemicals like detergents and plastic etc. have ruined the environment. India is facing worest in water pollution and heading towards grave danger. The excessive digging of tube wells and has created a very serious problem that we have last our natural resource in the form of under ground water. It is a rackless, senseless and ignorance and that we indulged in excessive exploitation of under ground ...
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Blistering Summer 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Entire Madhya Pradesh is under the intense summer spell with highest 44 degree Celsius in Mandla. The capital Bhopal has it own highest temperature up 41.3 degree Celsius. The mercury crossed 40 degree temperature mark all over the State. The hot winds coming from Rajasthan are causing intense heat conditions in the State. South western winds are blowing in the State at the speed of 16 kilometer per hour. The weather office has predicted no respite in coming days. It has warned the scorching heat is set to go harsh and there would be heat wave conditions by month end. The dry weather will persist.All the civic bodies facing the problem water scarcity. The Ratlam as becoming critical. The monsoon set date in Madhya Pradesh June 10 and occurs around it. But if delayed for some time the water scarcity will go critical every where. The wild animals like tigers and other are coming closes to cities and villages frequently a search of water. With the intensity of heat the water evaporation from open water ...
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