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5 young couples commit suicide in a week in Shahjahanpur 26.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Kerala seeks Rs 1,000 crore from Centre to face worst drought in 115 years 26.3.2017 News
With the State facing the worst drought it has seen in the past 115 years, the Government of Kerala is seeking the central government to release a drought relief assistance of close to Rs 1000 crore. Ministers from the State are expected to meet the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh and others on March 28."Apart from a huge loss in agriculture, there were costs in terms of water supply and others. We have estimated the loss to the tune of close to Rs 1,000 crore and we are asking assistance from the centre," E Chandrasekharan, Minister for Revenue and Housing told Business Standard.While the government has announced all the districts as drought hit in the end of October, 2016 and has been taking steps to overcome the tough situation, almost 30,000 hectres of crops has already been affected and more losses are expected in the coming months if the rainfall continues to be lower.V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Kerala said, "Around 30,000 ...
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AP's river-linking project finished in a year, enters Limca Book of Records 26.3.2017
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh’s mega river-linking project, known as ‘Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme’ has entered the Limca Book of Records. According to a report in The Newsminute, the project has entered the record book for being completed within a year. The project interlinks the Godavari river and Krishna river in AP’s West Godavari district. It was declared "the first and fastest such irrigation project in the country to be completed in time, without any budget enhancements," said the report. On Twitter, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said on Friday, "Proud to see Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project make it to the Limca Book of records." The project seeks to meet the irrigation and drinking water needs of drought-prone Rayalaseema region in the state, said the report. The state had said that about 3000 TMC of Godavari water flows away into the Bay of Bengal every year, while there is very less water in the Krishna. The Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme, will take water from Godavari's right bank, ...
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Trouble flowing in Punjab rivers 26.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
All political parties in Punjab have said that they will not let a drop of the state's river waters go to Haryana under the Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal project.
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By invitation: India is not running out of water, water is running out of India 26.3.2017
Bengaluru water crisis', 'Karnataka faces severe scarcity', 'Drinking water crisis', 'Reservoir levels plunge' - These are the kinds of headlines that leap out at us everyday and if they are to be believed, the situation is dire. Inland reservoirs, rainwater harvesting, desalination and diversions from a remote are some of the most widely-touted solutions. Some are more feasible than others.  It can hardly be argued that times like these call for the careful examination of every possible solution. Before we begin, however, let's take a look at the Central Water Commission data to understand where things really stand. About 400 tmcft of water from the Netravati river joins the ocean during the rainy season. Tapping just that one source can provide drinking water to all households in Karnataka. And India has more rivers than we can count and lot of water flows into ocean in four months of monsoon season!  Clearly, the situation is nowhere near as bad as it is made out to be, we don't suffer from a water ...
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45 villages use toxic water for irrigation 26.3.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Vazhani Dam water level hits record low 26.3.2017
THRISSUR: With the water level in the Vazhani Dam hitting a historic low of one cubic foot, the northern parts of the district including Wadakkanchery and Choondal are staring at an acute drought situation this summer. The most affected due to the shortage of water at the reservoir will be Wadakkanchery Municipality and eight nearby panchayats located downstream. They draw water released from the dam to Kecheri and Vazhani rivers. Now it might not go beyond the Thekkumkara panchayat lying close to the dam. “The paddy cultivation in Thekkumkara for the third phase (Moonnam Poo) does not have enough water and the Vazhani Drinking Water Project is also facing a shortage. The water in Vazhani River below the dam is a result of the spring that comes through the ground from the reservoir located above it, and there is no water to release to the Vazhani, Kecheri rivers and Vazhani canal depended on for agriculture purpose. The water from the Kecheri river is used in Thekkumkara where the dam is located till ...
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Pancheshwar villagers not to oppose dam on Kali river 26.3.2017 The Tribune
PITHORAGARH: Residents of villages from Chuka near Tanakpur to Jhoolaghat near the Nepal border have decided not to oppose the construction of the power project and the dam on the Kali river at Pancheshwar after they were informed through newspapers about the agreement between India and Nepal.
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Plans afoot for continuous stir over Cauvery rights 25.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Activists say Centre’s proposals smack of gross injustice to Tamil Nadu
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Megha Engineering enters Limca Book of Records for river linking project 25.3.2017 ET: Engineering
According to the Limca Book of Records, it is “the first such irrigation project in the country to be completed in time and without any budget enhancements.
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Nepal requests India for more electricity 25.3.2017 ET: Power
The construction of the 132KV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132KV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border transmission lines was completed recently, Kathmandu Post reported.
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Ganga, Yamuna are now legally people; Is it a start of looking after them? 25.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
In the space of a week, the world has gained three notable new legal persons
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IIT Roorkee students to crowdfund Rs 50 lakh for ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign 25.3.2017 Education – The Indian Express
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‘T.N. hopeful of favourable SC order on Cauvery Management Board’ 25.3.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
CM says govt. has taken steps to protect farmers’ interests
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DMK failed to form CMB when in power, says Edappadi K Palanisami 25.3.2017
CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Friday charged that the DMK's failure to form the Cauvery Management Board when it was in power in the State and at the Centre is the major reason for the prevailing drought situation and suffering of farmers in the Cauvery delta. When Leader of Opposition MK Stalin, in his speech in the discussion on the state budget in the Assembly, charged the AIADMK government with failing to get water from the Cauvery, the Chief Minister pointed out that the DMK was in power both at the Centre and the State when the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal was pronounced and it failed to form the Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. When DMK deputy leader in the Assembly K. Duraimurugan said a tribunal order should not be gazetted immediately and one year time should be given to register the objections of parties concerned, the Chief Minister said the DMK was in power at the Centre till 2014 and it did nothing to publish the ...
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Dalai's Assam plans may irk Beijing 25.3.2017 TOI: India
The Dalai Lama is to pay tribute to the Brahmaputra — which flows from his homeland, Tibet — at the Namami Brahmaputra festival here on April 2, a decision that risks another angry response from China.
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Fishkill again in Periyar, greens seek measures 25.3.2017
KOCHI: Even as various groups of organisations  launched  protests  on the World Water Day against the pollution of Periyar, there is no let-up in the recurring incidents  of fishkill and the pollution level in the river. On Thursday and Friday morning, hundreds of fishes died with the discolouration of the river near Pathalam regulator-cum bridge.    The fishes died soon after the shutters of the regulator were lifted by the irrigation department officials. The Edayar stretch of the river turned white following which the local residents and green activists asked the authorities to close the shutters.  The Pollution Control Board officials have collected the samples of water from the area near the bridge. Several migrant labourers were seen collecting the dead fishes like pearl spot and shrimp. Meanwhile, the green activists have sought immediate measures by the district administration to resolve the issue. “The district administration should seriously consider the findings and recommendations of the ...
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IIT students to raise Rs50 lakh for bio-toilets 25.3.2017 The Tribune
ROORKEE: Students at the IIT, Roorkee, have taken to crowdfunding to raise Rs 50 lakh for building bio-toilets on the ghats of river Ganga and design drones to monitor water pollution as their contribution to ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign.
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IIT Roorkee students to raise Rs 50 lakh for bio-toilets at Ganga ghats 24.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Restore Cooum and Adayar rivers to their past glory, Madras HC tell TN govt 24.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
The pathetic condition of the Cooum and the Adayar rivers that crisscross Chennai has at last attracted the attention of the Madras high court, which took suo motu note of the issue and directed the state government to make efforts to restore the rivers to their past glory.
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