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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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Harish Rao slams TJAC, Congress for blocking Mallannasagar dam 19.10.2017
Hyderabad: Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao on Wednesday criticised the Congress and Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman Prof. M. Kodandaram for raising objections to the construction of the Mallannasagar dam which, he said, will be the life line of Siddipet and other adjacent districts  Prof. Kodandaram had visited Vemulaghat in the dam area, on Tuesday and told villagers to continue their stir against the project.  Mr Harish Rao demanded that Congress leaders spell out their stand on the project. "Is it a sin to bring Godavari waters to these areas? Without constructing reservoirs how is it possible to develop the areas? Do they mean the people of Siddipet and other districts should be allowed to starve even after 74 years of Independence? Why keep on objecting to this reservoir?" Mr Harish Rao said.  He said 12 lakh acres in Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Ranga Reddy, Siddipet and Yadadri districts would get water from the ...
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India’s methane emissions stable: study 18.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
A group of researchers have concluded that there has been no increase in the levels of methane emissions in India between 2010 and 2015. This is the first time that an independent assessment of India...
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I’m not shielding Rana Gurjit: CM 18.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 17 Denying the Opposition’s allegation that he was shielding Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit in the sand mining case, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said today that the Justice Narang Commission had already cleared the minister of corruption charges. The Chief Minister, who was at Punjab Bhavan to distribute cheques for Rs58 crore among 37 urban local bodies, said his government would do everything possible to provide relief to the people who had suffered over the past 10 years due to the ill-conceived policies of the previous government. Capt Amarinder released Rs211 crore for development works. Describing the money as a “social cheque”, he directed urban local bodies to ensure that it is spent in a transparent manner. The CM said the government was arranging a loan of Rs1,540 crore for achieving 100 per cent coverage of the water supply and sewerage system in the areas under urban local bodies. The amount was expected to be released soon, he ...
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Jhelum water level reaches record low 18.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, October 17 The Jhelum registered a new low in its recorded history as the water level dropped 0.65 feet below the zero point on Tuesday, making it the lowest drop in the past six decades. The water level of minus 0.65 feet is the “lowest gauge ever recorded at the Sangam site,” said officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control (IFC) Department. The depth was recorded at 9 am and immediately announced by the department as the lowest-ever. The department has been maintaining the daily record of the river’s water level since 1955 and the minus 0.65 feet water level is the lowest that has been registered in the past 62 years, the officials said. Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district is one of the three locations where the department records the river’s water level daily. The flood alarm level at Sangam is 18 feet while flood declaration level is 21 feet and danger level is 23 feet. The river’s water level is likely to drop further as the forecast suggests the ongoing ...
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Congress leader Jaipal takes potshots at KCR on Kalwakurthy 18.10.2017

Hyderabad: Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy said the Kalwakurthy lift irrigation scheme in undivided Mahbubnagar district was the brainchild of the Congress government and work had started on it in 1981, before Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had become an MLA.

He told mediapersons at the Gandhi Bhavan that the TRS government had not completed the 10 per cent work that was pending even after three-and- half years but was claiming credit for the scheme.

He said irrigation minister T. Harish Rao has released Krishna waters to various canals under the project, but the water did not reach any field due to non-completion of field channels and distributor network. He objected to the Chief Minister and ministers frequently appealing to Congress leaders not to go to courts against irrigation projects. “How can they blame the Congress if somebody went to court,”Mr Reddy said.

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Up in arms 17.10.2017 Downtoearth
Shrinking of the world's largest desert lake has triggered a survival battle among nomadic tribes in the Kenyan-Ethiopian border. Jitendra travels across Kenya's Turkana county to see how climate change and human activities have led to the crisis
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Water levels swell in reservoirs as heavy inflows continue from Krishna, tributaries 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Water levels in all major reservoirs in Telangana continue to keep swelling, with some of them in surplus position already, thanks to constant inflows with the help of rains in the catchment areas for...
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Odisha collectors asked to assess drought situation 17.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Naveen announces irrigation project ahead of bypoll 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
The Opposition parties term it an election gimmick
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WB-funded irrigation project to benefit 10 districts 17.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, October 16 Based on the success of the HP Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project, a new project “Integrated Development Project on Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture” worth $100 million (Rs 650 crore approximately) has been kickstarted from Solan for seven years. The project proposal was submitted to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) for clearance as it involved oversees funding. The DEA cleared the proposal involving funding from World Bank on July 26. The bank later accepted the proposal on August 4, paving the way for the project’s implementation. Project Director VRR Singh said the World Bank had pooled in $ 80 million (Rs 515 crore approximately), while the remaining share of $20 million would be given by the state. The duration of the project will be from 2017 to 2024. The HP Natural Resource Management Society based in Solan will facilitate its ...
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