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CM’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra heralds BJP’s departure 20.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Kamal Nath flaggs off Pol-Khol Yatra from Tarana in Ujjain amidst showers Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, State Congress president Kamal Nath flagged off Pol-Khol Yatra from Tarana in Ujjain on Thursday to counter Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra. Nath said to counter the misinformation spread by prominent BJP leaders including Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj […]
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Maharashtra to get Rs 10,000 crore Central aid for irrigation 19.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Centre on Wednesday cleared a special central package for completion of 91 ongoing irrigation
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Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej: We are doing lot of R&D in Agri-chemicals 18.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Business
The beautiful view of mangroves from one of the top floors of Godrej One, Vikhroli, Mumbai is the backdrop
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Bina irrigation project to benefit refinery, not farmers: Sunilam 17.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Agencies, Bhopal, Former legislator and Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti working committee member Sunilam today alleged that the Bina irrigation project is being implemented in order to benefit the Bharat Oman Refineries Limited at Bina in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district. “Nearly 50,000 peasants in 86 villages are going to be affected. No information was provided […]
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Quality Education arrangement to be made available in village itself: PR Minister Dr. Mishra 17.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Foundation for Higher Secondary School upgradation laid at village Chirula of Datia distt. Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of upgradation work of Higher Secondary School of village Chirula of Datia district today. He mentioned that education till higher secondary level will be made available […]
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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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Sonowal attends ‘Krishak Samaroh’ 15.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal attends ‘Krishak Samaroh’
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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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Mild showers offer little relief from heat 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 11 After a dry spell of almost seven days, the city residents got a little respite from heat wave as the area witnessed mild showers early Wednesday morning. However, the relief was short-lived as the showers left behind a high level of humidity in the air during noon which caused much trouble, especially to commuters. In the agriculture sector too, the dry spell has increased trouble for farmers as it has increased the demand for power for irrigation as the farmers are solely dependent on ground water to keep their paddy fields inundated. Avtar Singh, a farmer from Manan village, said, “Around 20 per cent of the fields are still to be transplanted in our area. The showers are of much help to farmers in this season. power cuts in rural areas have increased.” While most of the farmers have already completed transplantation in their fields, shortage of labour from other states has resulted in a delay in transplantation for farmers who could not find labour in the first ...
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State overdraws 24 lakh units from national grid to meet power demand 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 10 With demand of electricity in agriculture sector at its peak and sultry weather conditions prevailing across the region, Haryana overdrew 24 lakh units from the national grid on Monday to meet the highest ever demand of power in the state so far. Haryana registered the highest ever demand and maximum unrestricted demand of 10069 MW of electricity at 9 pm on Monday, PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, Haryana, told The Tribune on Tuesday. The maximum off peak demand of electricity was registered as 10016 MW at 2 pm on Monday. Das further said the unrestricted consumption of 2174.40 lakh units registered on Monday was also the highest ever in the state. The power utilities Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) had to impose power cuts of 9.62 lakh units and yet 2164.77 lakh units of power was consumed in the state on Monday. “The demand as well as the consumption of power on Monday was the highest ...
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DSR technique fails to attract paddy farmers 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, July 10 Despite knowing the fact that the direct seeded rice (DSR) technique of paddy sowing saves nearly 30 per cent water, the state government has failed to promote it. In the ongoing paddy sowing season, the DSR method has failed to attract farmers and just about 5,000 acres have been brought under cultivation through it in Muktsar district. However, the paddy cultivation has already been done on nearly 80 per cent area, say officials of the local Agricultural Department. Notably, the district had topped in the state in 2014 by bringing nearly 39,000 hectares under the DSR technique. Experts said the DSR technique not just saved water but also reduced the production cost by 10-15 per cent, but the farmers were still showing little interest in this method and the Agriculture Department was also least bothered about promoting it. When asked Baljinder Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Muktsar, said, “The cultivation through DSR technique has decreased all over in the ...
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Gave Rs. 35 thousand crore to farmers in one year: CM 10.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that a financial assistance of about Rs. 35 thousand crore under the various has been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of the state during the last one year. Chouhan has mentioned that the state government has carried out the impossible work to facilitate Kshipra […]
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PR Minister laid foundation of Canal upgradation work costing Rs. 4.42 crore 10.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs DR. Narottam Mishra laid foundation stone of upgradation work of Rajghat Canal Project Basai Minor, Laharra Minor and Basai Minor costing Rs. 4.42 crore at Basai Bardhua road. Total 20 villages including villages of Shivpuri district will be benefitted by this scheme. A 32.21 […]
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Indian government should not use water crisis to justify river linking 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain
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Humans will eat 20% more fish by 2030 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
The increase in consumption along with wastage of fish, overfishing is likely to have huge impacts on global food security
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How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
The lake inflow hydrology has already changed, which means that nutrient inflows and their distribution through the lake have also been affected
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NEC may be empowered with more funds to develop region 9.7.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council to be chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the city on Monday will follow up the need to grant more funds to NEC to complete its committed liabilities towards development of the area and also to enable it to go for new projects as per […]
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Crop diversification on the rise 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Patiala, July 8 The Patiala administration claimed to have replaced the area under paddy cultivation with other crops such as maize and sugarcane cultivation.  “The direct sowing of paddy has increased and is being done on 195 acre of land now. This will help in saving water. The government is ensuring that farmers do not cross the stipulated figure. The Punjab Government is pushing hard for crop diversification in Punjab,” said Arvinder Singh, District Agriculture Officer. He said: “We are telling farmers to look beyond paddy that guzzles water, fertiliser and power.” Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said the area under maize cultivation had increased from 200 acres to 1,200 acres, which is around 20 per cent increase. The private sector, too, has contributed to it, following which 40 quintals of seeds have been sold in subsidy.  An awareness campaign is also being run on diversification in association with farmer organisations. Similarly, the area under sugarcane cultivation has increased to 2,500 ...
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Abohar drain breach damages cotton crop 9.7.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Abohar, July 8

In less than a week, one more breach occurred in Abulkhurana drain here on Sunday damaging cotton crops.

About 25-ft-wide breach was reported in the drain that originates from the Lambi area. Farmer Om Parkash said the breach that developed near Sayeedwala village had damaged cotton crops spread over 25 acres of his family land, adding six other farmers were also affected. They joined him in plugging the breach.

However, drain water also overflowed in Kikkarkhera village and has posed a threat to some houses. A breach recently inundated cotton fields near Bahadurkhera and Dhaba Kokrian villages. After a report was carried by The Tribune, the state government next day released funds which were long awaited. Farmers said hyacinth that had spread over 5 km in the drain may trigger more breaches if ir rains this week.

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