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Technical glitches mar Sriram Sagar Project 16.12.2017
Khammam: Bhakta Ramadas Lift Irrigation Project is facing teething problems. The project has commenced on "trial and error" basis since inception and ten-year-old motors erected to lift water for the project from the Palair Reservoir are not able to pump water due to technical snags.  About 59,800 acres in Tirumalayapalem, Kusumanchi, Nelakondapalli and Mudigonda mandals are supposed to get irrigated under the project. Minister for roads and buildings Tummala Nageswara Rao decided to give water another ten villages under Tirumalayapalem mandal by lifting Palair water to them. All these villages came under Sriram Sagar Project and pipes were already laid there. It is planned to turn the water from DBM – 60 (distributor main canal). The government planned to extend irrigation water to all the villages of Tirumalayapalem mandal. Officials said that this might require irrigating 16,000 acre more ayacut than the earlier designed to Bhakta Ramadas Project. There is less possibility for ...
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Haryana NOC for IG canal repair: Nitin Gadkari 16.12.2017 DNA: India
Injecting a boosting dose in Rajasthan’s infrastructure and irrigation works, the Union minister for road transport and water resources, Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone of ambitious Parwan Irrigation water project. He also announced the completion of Jaipur’s Ring Road project in record deadline of one year and commence civil works on Greenfield Express highway between Jaipur and Delhi, soon. “Whatever commitments I make, I fulfill,” said Gadkari as a chief guest addressing a function in Baran which was presided by the chief minister, Vasundhara Raje. Fetching water from Yamuna River to Rajasthan, restoration of Indira Gandhi Canal and uses of ethanol as a fuel for farmers were also proclaimed by the minister from the stage. He emphasised that he is working on schemes contentiously to supply water to the desert state and increase earnings of the farmers. “At the time of the partition, six rivers were divided between India and Pakistan equally. However, three rivers which India had, flow into ...
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Ambitious Rs 6.5K cr Parwan agri project initiated by Raj-Centre 16.12.2017 DNA: India
Accusing Congress government for delaying ambitious Parwan irrigation project, chief minister, Vasundhara Raje has claimed that her government worked with sincerity on the project and laid its foundation, finally. She was addressing a gathering in Baran district where she along with Union road surface and water minister, Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stones and inaugurated development works worth Rs8,487 crore, including Rs 6,490 crore of Parwan alone. “Congress has done politics in 50 years of its rule but we implemented it. When it gets completed, it will become lifeline of Baran, Jhalawar and Kota districts. The dam capacity of this project is 490 million cubic metre. After completion, 317million cubic metres of water will be available for irrigation. Along with irrigation, this project will also provide 50 million cubic metres of water to quench thirst of 1,821 villages of Baran, Jhalawar and Kota districts. The thermal power generation of 2,970 MW will be achieved with 79 million cubic metre of the ...
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Steel pipes to replace canals for irrigation 16.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 15 The Centre will promote the use of steel pipes for irrigation instead of canals, in a move aimed at cutting down land acquisition costs and promoting innovation, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. Gadkari, who holds the portfolios of Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, was yesterday addressing a Moroccan delegation led by its Minister for Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water Abdelkader Amara. Strengthening ties with the African nation is a priority for India, he also said. “In one part of India, we have lots of water and the other faces shortage. Water conservation is important here and we are encouraging innovations and technologies. Now, we have taken a decision that in place of the canal system, we will use steel pipes in supplying water for irrigation. We are saving the cost of land acquisition,” Gadkari said. Land acquisition, he explained, has become a costly proposition here and using steel pipes will lead to not only ...
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17 lakh acres to get irrigation during Rabi 16.12.2017
Hyderabad: About 17 lakh acres will be irrigated under major and minor irrigation projects in the Rabi season, irrigation minister T. Harish Rao said on Friday. He directed collectors and officials at a videoconference to ensure that water reaches every acre.  He asked officials to give priority to the supply of water for drinking purposes from all projects. He instructed them to store adequate water for drinking purpose and use the rest for irrigation. He asked officials to ensure that crop is not damaged even on a single acre due to the lack of irrigation. Mr Rao said that due to the effective measures taken up by the department last year in  Nizamabad, nearly 16,000 acres could be irrigated for every tmc ft (thousand million cubic feet of water) utilised. Due to this, the agriculture fields covered under Nizamsagar project had received water for irrigation after a gap of 30 years, Mr Rao noted. He asked officials to take the Nizamsagar achievement as a benchmark. Mr Rao asked collectors ...
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Will use steel pipes for irrigation in place of canals: Nitin Gadkari 15.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Making India’s Road Ahead smoother: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays the roadmap 15.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Business
Excerpts from the talk that Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water
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Hyacinth difficult to weed out from Srisailam reservoir 15.12.2017
KURNOOL: Spread over 20 hectares, water hyacinth weed on Srisailam reservoir have been profusely growing, throwing challenges to state engineering department to contain it. This is by far the largest growth spotted on the Srisailam reservoir since its inception. Hyacinth would only thrive in polluted waters. Srisailam is a fresh water reservoir as Krishna water that flow here is fresh. Krishna river is joined by tributaries like Tungabhadra and Handri  at Sangameshwaram. The problems of Krishna are compounded by the toxic waste remnants of tributaries, said an Environmental Engineer. He said that effluents in the Tungabhadra river and Handri river down stream caused this probled. The city surroundings of Kurnool with highly polluting industries on the banks of Tungabhadra are the immediate cause of the disaster at Srisailam fresh water, it is learnt. Environmentalists say that   the vast stretch of  green carpet on the backwaters of Srisailam was hitherto unknown. The water that is ...
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Ken-Betwa river-linking project: Two phases to be clubbed 15.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Foundation of projects worth crores today 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Union minister for Road Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari is expected to lay foundation stones and inaugurate road works worth Rs727 crores in a programme at Baran district on Friday. Foundation laying ceremony of Parwan Irrigation project envisaged to provide water to 2 lakh hectare land in Hadoti region may also mark in the same program which will be chaired by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje. The desert state takes a big leap in infrastructure whenever Gadkari visits. Almost three months back, Prime minister Narendra Modi and Gadkari came to Udaipur and the former inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for the entire state. At that time, a major announcement was made by Gadkari to boost Rajasthan infra while spending around Rs2 trillion in the next five years for building the road and national highways in Rajasthan. With his focus, Rajasthan rolls with infra projects, and those big projects which were limbo for several years. One of such big projects is Parwan ...
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Feedback sought from residents, NGOs for preserving Naini Lake 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, December 14 Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh has directed the district administration of Nainital to take action against people allowing the rainy water to sweep through the sewerage system. During his visit to Nainital, the Chief Secretary was told that most of the rainy water instead of being used for recharging the water level at Naini Lake was being allowed to flow through the sewerage system. After this, Utpal Kumar Singh asked the Executive Engineer (Irrigation) to take stern measures for stopping flow of water into the sewerage system. Singh has also sought feedback from the residents, NGOs and officials for preserving and conserving the Naini Lake, whose water level has been decreasing. He also asked the local authorities to free the catchment area of Naini Lake from encroachments and said that no construction would be allowed in the green belt area. Local environmentalist Dr Ajay Rawat said to revive the Naini Lake, the government will have to work to revive the ...
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Some smart solutions to farm distress 14.12.2017 HBL: Opinion
Data, analytics and digitisation can mitigate risks related to crop insurance, credit availability and prices
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₹49.75 crore master plan for Kanampuzha river revival 14.12.2017 Hindu: Kerala
The river conservation plan envisages conversion of the river into a water resource
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Kerala: Irrigation department spots 3 waste plant sites 14.12.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The irrigation department officials have identified three areas in the state to set up solid waste treatment plants. These are at Edamalayar irrigation project, Siruvani dam at Malampuzha and Pampa irrigation project at Vadasserikkara, Pathanamthitta. Additional chief secretary (water resources) Tom Jose had asked the officials to identify land above 10 acres to set up the plants. The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation is the facilitator for this innovative project. Tom Jose hit upon this idea of locating suitable land following public uproar over garbage management by the local bodies. The state government has been tapping various options as the people have been opposing the local bodies' move to set up solid waste plants in thickly populated areas. The irrigation department officials have been scouting for land over the last one month. A source told DC that large areas of land are available under industries and agriculture departments and with many public sector ...
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Bengaluru: MoU signed for drip irrigation project 14.12.2017
BENGALURU: The state government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with seven private sector companies for procuring high-value agricultural and horticultural produce, and building farmer capacity at Ramthal in Bagalkot district.  The first phase of the project was approved from the State government in August 2012, for an estimated cost of Rs 786.11 crore. "The interaction with farmers started only after six MoUs were signed with the private sector in July 2017. All the 24,000 hectares is being utilized. We are waiting for the time slot of Chief Minister to inaugurate it officially," said Rochi Khemka, Co-lead, Global partnerships & India Program. This engagement is a part of the Drip-to-Market Agro Corridor (DMAC), a large-scale initiative on connecting drip irrigated areas with market linkages, conceptualized by the State Government in partnership with 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG). "The state government is committed to improve agro-economics ...
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This village near LoC fence faces acute water shortage 14.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Sudpora (LoC), December 13 Every resident of Sudpora located high up in a mountain has to register himself at a small Army post before entering the village. The villagers have to deposit identity cards at the post near a fence and are issued separate cards that they carry with them as they proceed beyond the barbed fence toward their homes. They are not allowed mobile phones even though there is no telecom signal in the area. The entry to the village too is restricted from 6 am to 7 pm. Sudpora, with a population of over 400, is a village between the barbed fence, also known as the Anti- Insurgency Obstacle System (AIOS), and the LoC in Teetwal and just across it is Pak Sudpora (in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir). The two villages are divided by a stream which serves as the Line of Control. The 2003 ceasefire came as a boon for the village with a large agriculture land as it started getting water for drinking and irrigation from PoK. The bonhomie on the LoC helped the villagers produce a ...
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More rain can damage potato crop, other vegetables: Experts 14.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Nabha, December 13 The recent rain has brought smiles on the faces of farmers as it would prove beneficial for wheat crop as well as potato growers in this sub-division. However, agriculture experts warned that if there is more rain, it would cause considerable damage to potato crop and other vegetables. They said more rains would also damage wheat crop fields that had been irrigated recently. The area had witnessed 19.11mm rainfall recently, which was not only beneficial for wheat crop but also potato crop. The farmers have recently irrigated their wheat fields and if there was more rain it would cause damage to wheat as well as potato crop. In view of the unpredictable weather conditions, fearing more rain farmers have urged the state government to fix the minimum support price (MSP) for potato and other vegetables on the lines of wheat and paddy to save them from any financial losses. Farmers Tejinder Singh and Ranjit Singh said last year the farmers had suffered huge financial ...
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₹1,200-crore JICA loan for State project 14.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Agreement signed with Central government
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Eight firms sign MoUs for marketing farm produce from Ramthal project area 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
The State government on Wednesday signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with eight private agricultural firms for procuring farm produce from Ramthal drip-irrigation project area in Bagalkot distri...
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₹1,200-cr JICAloan to AP 13.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed an agreement to provide Official Development Assistance loan of ¥21,297 million (approximately ₹1,200 crore) to Andhra Pradesh. The loan is for th...
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