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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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Vice President bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 3.11.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Bringing intimate hygiene out of closet 30.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Bringing intimate hygiene out of closet
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Winds of climate change blow across South Asia 29.10.2019
The India-Pakistan enmity is possibly the world"s most intractable and obdurate, with a mutual misreading of history made extremely volatile with the brandishing of nuclear weapons. Despite having two giant militaries at each others" throats, the more immediate existential challenges that India and Pakistan face are related to how climate change and misuse of common natural resources have combined to confront both together. It is not the militaries which will determine our fates, but the degree of cooperation the two nations can summon. Our problems are common and perhaps India and Pakistan will find the good sense to act together? Looking at the climate change challenges Pakistan and India face together, collective action — as unlikely as it seems — may just be what is needed to secure the lives and livelihoods of future generations. According to climate researchers at Germanwatch, Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Climate Risk Index, with over 145 catastrophic events — ...
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Government's pollution control measures have led to more 'good air days' in Delhi: Prakash Javadekar 27.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
"Goods days have increased and bad days have reduced in Delhi's pollution status," said Javadekar, who attended the 29th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministers' meeting here on Saturday. "The air quality improved after various measures were initiated by the government in the National Capital Region (NCR) since 2014," the minister told Indian media persons on Saturday.
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Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be invested for water in next 5 years: PM in Haryana 18.10.2019
Hisar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government would invest Rs 3.5 lakh crore in 5 years to cater to the need of water for drinking and irrigation purposes. "I will put maximum emphasis in the next 5 on the water under the Jal Jeevan Mission. We are planning to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore in the next five years so that our mothers and sisters, and farmers don't have to face the shortage of water. Our effort is to ensure that farmers do not have to rely only on weather," said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing an election rally. The Prime Minister said that the traditional water system should be revamped in villages and a system should be developed where the household water is recycled and is used for irrigation. "It is imperative that we revive the old systems of water management, which used to exist in villages. We want to create systems that can help in recycling household water and which can be used for irrigation. And I'm hopeful that the country will be ...
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HC censures TN govt for terming water project 'technically infeasible' 18.10.2019 PTI: All news
HC censures TN govt for terming water project 'technically infeasible'
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Change comes only from positive thinking, Chhindwara is an example: CM 14.10.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that only positive thinking brings about change. Whatever development has taken place in Chhindwara till date is the result of positive thinking of the people here.  The Chief Minister was addressing the convocation ceremony of Footwear Design and Development Institute in Chhindwara today. He honoured 89 students of different […]
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Kedarnath reconstruction projects being monitored through drones: Amit Shah 13.10.2019 PTI: All news
Kedarnath reconstruction projects being monitored through drones: Amit Shah
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22 cows dead in govt shelter in Badaun, probe ordered 8.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Satellite imagery, artificial intelligence to improve farm yields in Maharashtra 7.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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In this parched Bihar district, how farmers keep drought at bay 6.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Telangana to procure 55l MTs of paddy this year 4.10.2019

Hyderabad: The state government has decided to procure 55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy during the Kharif season, said minister for BC Welfare and Civil Supplies, Gangula Kamalakar, on Thursday. He was addressing a press conference after taking charge of his portfolios at his chambers in the Metro Water Works office at Khairatabad on Thursday.

He said the civil supplies department had procured 44 lakh metric tonnes of paddy during the last Kharif season. Due to state government supplying free 24/7 power supply to farmers, extending financial assistance to farmers through the Rythu Bandhu scheme and also supplying water for irrigation, the government is expecting a record production of paddy this year.

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New Chandigarh: Residential project ‘obstructs natural flow of Siswan river’, NGT seeks report from Punjab 3.10.2019 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Awareness programme on pisciculture concludes 1.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Awareness programme on pisciculture concludes
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2.5L affected by flood-like situation in Bengal's Malda: Official 1.10.2019
Malda: Over 2.5 lakh people in West Bengal's Malda district have been affected by a flood-like situation owing to incessant rain, officials said. Zilla Parishad president Gour Chandra Mandal said that the low-lying areas in all the blocks of the district have been inundated and a large number of mud houses have collapsed due to heavy rainfall over the past two days. "A total of 2.5 lakh people of 50,000 households have been affected by the flood-like situation in the district. Operations are on to rescue the residents of the islets of the Ganga, who are stranded there," he said. The district has received over 99.80 mm rain since 8.30 am on Monday, an Irrigation Department official said. The emergency, operation theatres and the male and female medical wards of the Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) were also inundated. Surgeries, nevertheless, were conducted in the inundated operation theatres, hospital superintendent Amit Dawn said. Most of the wards of the district headquarter, ...
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Save our water bodies, emulate Jakkur lakers 29.9.2019
Centuries ago, people had the vision and wisdom to create water bodies in the terrain that we now call Bengaluru. Bunds or earthen dams were built across natural valleys and these became water storage zones during the monsoons, which were used essentially for irrigation. The water bodies were linked via large canals or rajakaluves, which carried rain water from an upper lake to a lower. And a network of smaller canals connected to the rajakaluves, emptied into the lake too. As one lake overflowed, it would fill the next.  Rain water flowed from North to South-East and North to South-West, along the natural gradient of the land. Each of Bengaluru"s three main valley systems - Hebbal, Koramangala-Challaghatta, Vrishbhavathi - had a chain of lakes/reservoirs, which  besides supporting  diverse life forms in and around them, played an integral role in recharging ground water, aiding irrigation and cooling the environment. In addition, the fresh water created an important ecosystem in the ...
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Global Warming is stunting fish, even on Antarctica’s doorstep 27.9.2019 World – The Indian Express
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Water released from Kandaleru for Chennai 26.9.2019

Nellore: In a bid to quench the thirst of Chennaiites, the irrigation engineers here on Wednesday released 1000 cusecs of water to Saiganga canal, hitherto known as Chennai-Poondi canal.

The water will reach the Poondi Reservoir near Chennai “within six days”, said Chief Engineer of Telugu Ganga Project, Muralinadh Reddy.

Earlier, he released the water through two sluices after performing Puja at the head regulator of Kandaleru dam. The quantum of release would be increased to 1500 cusecs on Thursday, he said.

He said according to the interstate agreement on sharing of Krishna waters, AP has to release 3.5 tmc.ft to Chennai and this would be accomplished within next 3 months. The releases could be further increased if any request comes from Tamil Nadu, Reddy said.

Telugu Ganga SE Harinarayana Reddy, DE Vijayakumar Reddy and Kandaleru DE Ramana were present among other officials.

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Kochi: MPEDA offers lifeline to hatcheries 17.9.2019
Kochi: The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) has indigenously developed a top quality live feed, which can stimulate India"s shrimp and fish seed production and reduce its dependence on imports from US and China. Artemia, the most important live feed in shrimp and fish hatcheries, has been developed by RGCA, the research wing of the Marine Products Export Development Agency (MPEDA), under the brand name "Pearl". "India currently imports around 300 tonnes of Artemia worth Rs 300 crore in dried cyst form annually, mainly from USA and China," MPEDA chairman K.S. Srinivas said. "It is an important consumable in shrimp and fish hatcheries for the larvae of farmed aquatic organisms," "There is a huge potential for Artemia live feed in the country and its operations can be expanded on a large scale in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat," Mr Srinivas said. India is looking to double its seafood exports in terms of value from the present $7 billion ...
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