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Implement concrete policy in everyone’s interest 23.10.2017 The Tribune
All stakeholders responsible Stubble burning is a very serious issue and it is difficult to point a finger at one particular group. Our farmers have small land holdings and they don't have the wherewithal to dispose of the stubble and there are no answers even from our governments. The Centre and state governments need to sit down, work out a strategy and allocate funds for the collection of stubble and it can be conveniently converted into low-cost packing material for packing products. Farmers are politically aligned and settle scores with the government rather than working with the government to find solution to the problem. The entire system has been muddled by our political system. Major Gurdeep Samra Less options available Acting tough on the clear directions of the Delhi High Court to the Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to ensure their action plan to stop the practice of stubble burning, both the Punjab and Haryana Governments have imposed a ban on stubble burning, but many farmers ...
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Though it poured, water tanks in the State have a less-than-bountiful look 23.10.2017 Hindu: National
So far, just 282 tanks — or nearly 8% of all the tanks in Karnataka — have been filled to the brim
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Haryana Assembly session expected to be a stormy affair 22.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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New irrigation technique seeks to save water 22.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Collectors implementing the method in various districts
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‘Kaipad’ farming in Malabar gets fillip 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Govt agency to encourage paddy farming in brackish waters to be formed soon
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De-linked polls with reason: CEC on Gujarat assembly elections 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
‘Both geographically and weather-wise, there is no commonality between Gujarat and Himachal’
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Kolkata braces for more rainfall 21.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alert issued to coastal areas; fishermen asked not to venture into sea
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5,000 cusecs released from Pulichintala for Krishna delta 21.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
This also helps Telangana Genco generate 80 MW
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Over 100 WSS projects underway in Jammu region: JK minister 21.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Floating cultivation being promoted in Bangladesh 21.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Floating cultivation being promoted in Bangladesh
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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu unhappy over Polavaram project delay, wants Centre to step in 21.10.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Edappadi K Palaniswami orders release of water from Aliyar reservoir 21.10.2017

Chennai: Chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday ordered the release of water from Aliyar reservoir in Coimbatore and Manimutha river in Villupuram districts for irrigation and drinking water purposes. A statement from chief minister said water would be released from the Aliyar reservoir on October 25 and this would benefit irrigation activities carried out along Pollachi canal, Vettaikaranpudur canal and Seththumadai canal benefiting over 22,332 acres.

In case of Manimutha river in Villupuram district the water will be released from Sunday. And this will benefit 5493 acres of farmlands in Villupuram. Palaniswami also appealed the farmers to judiciously use the water.

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Canal front to be developed for recreational activities 21.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, October 20 The Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) has chalked out a plan to develop a canal front at the junction of three canals—including Western Yamuna, Bhakra and SYL — near Saidpura village on the outskirt of the city. Taking inspiration from the development of the Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad, the step aims at promoting tourism and recreational activities among residents. A proposal has been sent to the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Irrigation and Water Resource Department, for the transfer of land and an NOC. The authorities are hopeful for the NOC and if all goes as per the plan, the city will have a spot for several fitness activities. “The KMC has sent a proposal to the ACS requesting grant of an NOC for developing a canal front to boost social-economic development of the areas,” said Priyanka Soni, Commissioner, KMC. A branch of the Bhakra canal touches the SYL canal and the Western Yamuna canal near Saidpura village. These canals make the land fertile ...
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Telangana: Rains revive hopes of farmers for Rabi 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Widespread rains in the state over the past two weeks have revived hopes for the Rabi season among farmers who suffered losses due to the failure of the monsoons in Kharif.  With all the irrigation projects brimming with water, the state agriculture department is coming out with an advanced Rabi action plan to irrigate 25 lakh acres. Seeds and fertilisers have been kept ready in all districts to enable early Rabi sowing. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Pocharam Srinivas Reddy,  agriculture minister, to tap the opportunity of having full water levels in all projects to increase agriculture production. The minister is holding meetings with agriculture officials on preparing the advanced Rabi action plan, which will be released soon. Principal secretary of agriculture C. Partha-sarathi said, "All the major, medium and minor irrigation projects put together cover 48.95 lakh acres in state. Of this, crops are sown in an extent of 23.95 lakh acres, if we take the ...
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Won't stop Polavaram dam construction: AP rejects Odisha's request 20.10.2017
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government appears unwilling to acquiesce to Odisha's request that work  on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped forthwith till the latter's concerns were addressed. A minister has said the state government has all the required clearances for the multi-purpose irrigation project, accorded national project status by the Centre. "We have all the clearances and we will go ahead with the construction," Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao asserted. He alleged opposition parties in AP were instigating other states (a reference to Chhattisgarh and Odisha), by raising the Polavaram issue in Parliament, to get the project stalled. On October 10, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu requesting that the construction work of Polavaram be stopped immediately till his state's concerns were addressed. In the letter, Patnaik said construction of Polavaram was ...
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As inflow into KRS falls, so does hope of a full reservoir 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
With rainfall reducing in the catchments of Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) in Kodagu district, inflow into the reservoir in Mandya district has reduced significantly.The rate of inflow, which was hovering be...
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R&R component has pushed up Polavaram cost: Devineni 19.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
He accuses YSR Congress Party of trying to scuttle the project
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Good storage in Vaigai dam fails to bring cheers among farmers 19.10.2017 Hindu: National
Farmers will benefit if water release is staggered, opine farmers
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Tirupati: Penna Barrage bridge to finish by March 19.10.2017

Tirupati: Minister P. Narayana said that they would complete Penna Barrage works by March 2018.

Mr Narayana directed the contractors and irrigation officials to speed up the barrage works. Further, Narayana participated in ‘Intintiki Telugu Desam’ party programme at Deenadayal Nagar.

The minister sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for an approach road for the colony in the 4th division. He distributed sewing machines to the women and inaugurated training centres in the division. He also directed the officials to install street lights in Deendayal Nagar within 15 days. 

He further asked officials to invite tenders for drainage works in the division.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said that the Chief Minister will be inaugurating the Penna Barrage and explained that they would provide drinking water to Nellore after the barrage is completed. 

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Drinking water projects: Maharashtra budget ‘shrinking’, officials say good monsoon may have affected funding 19.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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