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Bansagar project changed face of Vidhyas: CM 26.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Rewa, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhyas. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain production. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was […]
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Minister for probe into construction of bus stand 26.5.2018 The Tribune

Chamba: Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Minister Mahender Singh has written to the state Transport Minister to conduct an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction of a new bus stand building in Chamba. The Chamba Janhit Sangathan had sent a resolution to the minister demanding an inquiry into the matter. OC

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CM launches water plaint helpline 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched a toll-free water complaint helpline number 18001808009. He was presiding over a review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department here. The CM also sought funds worth Rs 4751 crore for rainwater harvesting project from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that rainwater harvesting structures would help prevent wastage of water. He said the department must ensure adequate water supply and take steps to check leakages from water pipelines. The CM said that tankers should be pressed into service for supply of water so that the tourists and locals were not inconvenienced. He said that a proposal worth Rs 798 crore for remodelling and augmentation of 1,421 water supply schemes in the state had been forwarded to the Centre. IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said a special campaign had been launched to clean the water tanks and an adequate sum had been provided for the replacement of old water ...
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Himachal HC directs Centre to provide funding for water supply schemes’ augmentation 25.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Chouhan lays foundation of Rs 677 lakh worth Naigarhi irrigation project 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Unorganized labourers scheme is country’s biggest social security scheme Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhya. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain […]
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First multi-species hatchery of India to come up in Maharashtra 25.5.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Netherlands to help Haryana build flower market in NCR 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 24 The state government on Thursday inked a memorandum of understanding with the Netherlands to cooperate in agriculture and allied sectors, including on the issue of stubble burning. The MoU was signed in the presence of Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rotte. Chief Secretary DS Deshi was signatory from the Haryana side. Among the major assurances, the Netherlands will extend support to develop a flower market in Haryana’s NCR. Animal husbandry, dairy farming, poultry, pisciculture, horticulture and floriculture are other fields in which the two sides will cooperate. Working together for diversifying Haryana’s agriculture sector would be one of the key areas of cooperation. The Netherlands will support the development of Peri Urban Farming by introducing high-value chains in horticulture. The two sides would also cooperate on agriculture water management, use of brackish water, sub-surface drainage and restoration of water bodies. The Netherlands would also help the ...
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Education officer, clerk suspended for negligence 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, May 24 Minister of State for Labour and Employment Nayab Singh Saini on Thursday suspended District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) Saroj Bala Gur and clerk Rajesh Kumar for allegedly delaying the disbursement of leave travel concession (LTC) to a teacher. The action was taken on the basis of a report submitted by SDM Narinder Malik during the District Public Relation and Grievances Committee meeting held at Panchayat Bhawan here on Thursday. Raj Kumar, a government teacher of Chamarkhera village, had alleged in the last meeting that his LTC had been delayed intentionally, while those who had applied after him had received it. The DEEO had claimed the LTC had not been issued to anyone due to fund crunch. While addressing mediapersons, the minister said that according to inquiry report LTC was issued to four teachers who had applied after the complainant. He said the DEEO and the clerk misguided the committee over the issue. “I have suspended both the DEEO and clerk for ...
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12 farmers booked for stealing canal water 25.5.2018 The Tribune

Fazilka, May 24

The police have booked 12 farmers for allegedly stealing canal water and impounded pipes and motors used in lifting water from the Southern canal near Shajrana village in the district on Thursday.

A police party, led by DSP Narinder Singh, and SDO, Canal, Pawan Bishnoi, raided various spots near burzi number 56 and seized at least 20 pipes and water motors.

Executive Engineer, Irrigation, DS Dhariwal, said sometimes farmers laid pipes temporarily and stole water. He said the guilty would not be spared. — OC

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Akalis misused Central funds for water bodies, says Jakhar 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shahkot (Jalandhar), May 24 State Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Thursday took on SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal while canvassing for Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi. Addressing rallies at Punia and Maheru villages, Jakhar said: “Sukhbir’s visit to muskmelon fields at Shahkot was a sham. We all have seen how his government dealt with the fake pesticide case that led to massive destruction of cotton crop because of whitefly attack on 12 lakh acres.” On the sidelines of the rallies, he told the media, “Sukhbir, who has been raising his voice on the environment issue, has to answer to the people of Punjab as to where is an amount of nearly Rs 2,000 crore which he had sought from the then Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh in 2010. Even then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had said Punjab had got 22 per cent share out of the total country’s allocation. Where has that money gone? The condition of the Budha Nullah and other polluted sections remains the same.” He said, ...
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Canal water still toxic, say farmers 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 24 Even though the district administration has been claiming that the water flowing in canals is now fit for irrigation purposes, kinnow orchardists and vegetable growers, who need plenty of water during these days, are still worried about its long-run effect on the fertility of soil. “Due to the hot weather, we need plenty of water to irrigate our orchards. But the canal water is emitting foul smell. The colour of the water has slightly improved and we have to use it as we don’t have any other option but it will definitely have its effect on the fertility of soil. Besides, we are worried that it might even increase fruit dropping at a later stage,” said Balwinder Singh Tikka, a kinnow grower from Abul Khurana village. Another farmer Ranjodh Singh said, “The state government first failed to control the situation and is now befooling the farmers by asking its officials to give false statements. The toxicity level has decreased after the release of more water but it is ...
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Ensure adequate water, CM tells officials 25.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi: Pragmatic and collective steps should be taken to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to residents of Shimla town, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the state government to review status of water supply to the Shimla town here on Thursday.The Chief Minister directed the officers of the Irrigation and Public Health Department, District administration and the Municipal Corporation Shimla to take all measures to ensure that there was no inconvenience to the residents and tourists due to shortage of water in the ongoing summer season. He said water tankers would be pressed into service to supply water. The tankers would supply water from Chabba and Borewell at Sunni, he added. Thakur directed the officers to check water losses due to leakage in the pipes and also plug all water connections used for construction purposes. He also appealed to the consumers to use water judiciously. He also asked the officers to explore the possibilities for ...
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Chief Secy reviews agri schemes 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Chief Secy reviews agri schemes Srinagar, May 24 Chief Secretary BB Vyas on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the sub-mission on agricultural extension (SMAE) under the National Mission of Agricultural Extension and Technology. In the meeting, Director Agriculture, Jammu, who is also the state nodal officer SMAE-ATMA, gave a detailed presentation in regard to the achievements of the various departments during 2017-18. “The committee also discussed and approved the state extension work plan-2018-19 worth Rs 33.29 crore under the mission with focus on convergence, transfer of skill and technology to farmers, farmer awareness campaigns, demonstration activities and training/capacity building of field functionaries of agriculture, animal and sheep husbandry, horticulture, floriculture, sericulture, fisheries and other allied sectors,” an official said. The Chief Secretary called upon the departmental heads concerned to focus on convergence with the rural development department and ...
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Netherlands 'crucial' partner for India's development: PM Modi 24.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Narendra Modi and Mark Rutte attended the CEO's conference where the two leaders discussed issues crucial for India's development.
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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Farmers need to be better informed where they can sell their crops for good prices so that they’re confident they can recoup the cost of investing in water harvesting
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Fuel price hike: Any cut will be at the cost of welfare schemes, says Nitin Gadkari 24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Water quality still poor, say Muktsar residents 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 21 Though the water quality improved slightly in canals on Monday, it is still contaminated, say local residents. In view of the prevailing situation, some private reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plants started free supply of treated water to consumers. Suresh Garg, owner of an RO plant, said: “Considering the problems people are facing due to the prevailing crisis, we have decided to supply treated water for free.” Meanwhile, residents under the Naujawan Bharat Sabha on Monday staged a protest along the Rajasthan Feeder and Sirhind Feeder canals at Chak Gaandha Singhwala village here. They demanded that a case of attempt to murder be registered against the owners of the factories that disposed of the industrial waste into the Beas. Officials of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department claimed that there was no scarcity of potable water. “We had closed water inlets of all reservoirs, so the contaminated water could not enter anywhere. Still, we lifted about 50 ...
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Scientists: No major contamination in Beas 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 22 Putting an end to all speculations, scientists of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, have concluded that no major contamination has been found in the Beas riverwater sample and that the heavy casualty of aquatic life was due to acidic pH and low dissolved oxygen. However, the post-mortem of fish could not be performed due to putrefied samples. Several water, sediment and fish samples were collected by the state fisheries officials on May 17 between 9 am and 2 pm, after reports of tonnes of fish mortality surfaced following the spillage of molasses in the river due to the alleged negligence of Chadha Sugar Industries, Kiri Afgana. The Central Equipment Laboratory College of Fisheries, GADVASU, submitted its report to Amritsar Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha on Tuesday. It has indicated that the samples collected by scientists at 7 pm the same day, revealed low dissolved oxygenand high biological oxygen. There was low pH ...
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Cotton sowing: State still short of target by 24 pc 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 23 With ideal time for sowing already over by more than a week, Haryana has so far been able to achieve only 76 per cent of its target of cotton sowing. The weekly report of the Agriculture Department for May 22 shows that cotton had been sown on 4.97 lakh hectares against the target of 6.48 lakh. Agriculture experts recommend that cotton must be sown before May 15 for maximum yield and lower infestation by whitefly and leaf curl virus. Sources attribute shortage of canal water in the cotton growing districts from the Bhakra canal system and lesser interest in the crop due to lower prices this year as reasons for the phenomenon. Dr Dilip Monga, Head, Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), Sirsa, confirmed that the sowing this time was quite low both in Haryana as well as in Punjab despite their specific recommendations that it should be completed between April 15 and May 15. He said late sowing could lead to infestations by whitefly and leaf curl virus thereby ...
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Record wheat harvest in Punjab underlines a revolution still green 24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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