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Scheme was an inspiration for them to live 24.5.2017
Kalpetta: The women working under the MGNREGA in Pozhuthana village panchayat in Wayanad are a harried lot as they have not received their wages for the last four months. Atholi Iyyathu, 70, lives with her daughter-in-law at Pozhuthana after she was abandoned by her son. She told DC at Pinangode, Pozhuthana, that she would not be able to pay her debts borrowed for the treatment of her grandson as she has not received her wages. She was worried about the upcoming Ramadan month, and asked why the authorities are denying the NREGA benefits to the poor. "My husband left me at an early age and since then I have been living with the children," she said. Her son who got married also left her, abandoning her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. An aged Iyyathu has to look after the entire family. "But I was able to pull on with my earning from the NREGA for the last 15 years," she said. The same is the fate of Fathima Pulikkal, who was forced to join NREGA as her husband became a chronic patient. Fathima told DC ...
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Telangana government to tap water from 3 rivulets 24.5.2017
Khammam: The TS government will tap water flowing to the Prakasam Barrage in AP through three rivulets – Aker, Munner and Palair in Khammam district. This appears to be part of an unofficial policy to not allow even a single drop of water to flow to other states. The three rivulets are key to the water levels at the Prakasam Barrage which is used by AP for kharif operations and the excess water stored in the Pulinchintala project for rabi. The three rivulets, whose origin is in Warangal and Nalogonda districts, merge into the River Krishna in AP and are important for Khammam district. The plan is two-fold  to make available some water for irrigation and increase the groundwater-levels. As many as 10 check-dams have been planned across the three rivulets in the district to irrigate at least 10,000 acres. Tirumalayapalem – the most drought-prone mandal in Khammam district — is the focus. Check dams on Akeru will come up at Hydarsaipet, Pindiprolu and Tippareddiguda under Tirumalayapalem mandal at a cost of ...
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Meet the collector who walks the water talk 24.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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NREGA funds: Barmer, Nagaur dists under lens 22.5.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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UP govt will not tolerate exploitation of farmers: Yogi Adityanath 21.5.2017
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that exploitation of farmers will not be tolerated, and officials, who ignore their interests, will not be spared. The chief minister, who was in Banda on Sunday, while reviewing the wheat purchase, directed the officials to ensure that the farmers' produce is sold at the support price. He also instructed the officials to complete the process of purchasing of wheat from farmers by June 15. He was also of the view that the list of farmers be made available to public representatives, so that their exact status and condition could be ascertained. Adityanath issued orders for construction of more check dams for water conservation in Bundelkhand -- a drought-prone region -- on a priority basis. The chief minister also mentioned that an expressway will be constructed in Bundelkhand which will integrate the entire region with the growth path. He also gave instructions to officials concerned to initiate an awareness campaign to make the region open ...
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Will not tolerate exploitation of farmers: Yogi Adityanath 21.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Officials who exploit farmers won't be spared: UP CM Yogi Adityanath 21.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Instructed the officials to complete the process of purchasing of wheat from farmers by June 15
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Kudimaramathu scheme progressing well, says Sellur Raju 21.5.2017 Hindu: News
“Enormous scope to improve groundwater table as water bodies have been cleaned up”
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States asked to complete NREGA FY17 audit by September 19.5.2017 ET: Policy
Delay in the financial audit of MGNREGS, the government’s flagship rural job guarantee scheme, is the key reason why several states have not been getting funds under the scheme on time.
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Need report on check dam: Madras High Court 19.5.2017
Chennai: The Madras high court has directed authorities to file a report on construction of a check dam across Kollidam river at Kumaramangalam-Aathanur villages in Nagapattinam district. A division bench comprising Justices R.Mahadevan and M.Govindaraj gave the directive and posted after four weeks, further hearing of a public interest litigation filed by C.Mohankumar from Nagapattinam district. According to Mohankumar, Kollidam river has rich water resource. Therefore, a number of bore wells was erected and water was distributed through the pipeline to several villages. Now, the groundwater level is depleting. Therefore, a check dam across Kollidam river at Kumaramangalam-Aathanur junction with a capacity of storing 6 tmc feet of water, will enhance the depleting groundwater level and cater to the needs of farmers and solve the drinking water problems faced by villagers.  When the situation reached former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa, she personally analyzed the situation and obtained report from ...
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Governor lays stress on raising more check dams 19.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 18 Check dams are the most effective method for water conservation and the state government should give more emphasis on constructing such dams, besides revival of dried-up water sources. This was stated by Governor Acharya Devvrat. Speaking at a function organised by Government Degree College, Sanjauli, in collaboration with the Sadguru Education and Welfare Association (SEWA) on the theme of “Bharat Ki Jal Sanskriti” here today, he said check dams had proved to be very successful in checking the flow of water, besides soil erosion and ensuring flood control. He said this technique would go a long way in increasing groundwater level and environment conservation. He exhorted NGOs and commoners to come forward to supplement the efforts of the government. The Governor expressed satisfaction that the state government had taken effective steps for water conservation and people were aware of their responsibility. He also appealed to the teaching community to spread awareness ...
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HC calls for status report on Kollidam barrage 19.5.2017 Hindu: National
Petitioner says project was conceived in 1990s but shelved for unknown reasons
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MLAs press for big dams, desalination plants 17.5.2017 Hindu: National
Say Kerala’s interests in inter-State river sharing pacts should be protected
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Complete rejuvenation work of Dravyavati project by Aug 15, 2018: Vasundhara Raje 17.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Government says it paid 89 per cent of MGNREGA wages within 15 days 17.5.2017 ET: Policy
Timely payment under MGNREGA has been a major concern for the government, to resolve which the Rural development ministry partnered the state governments
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Dry land agriculture to augment minor millets, pulses production 17.5.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
‘Cultivation of minor millets, pulses on 37,500 acres will be encouraged’
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Huge response to well recharging lessons in Kerala 17.5.2017
Kozhikode: The drought has made local self-governments across the state queue up before ‘Mazhapolima’ for its valuable lessons on well recharging. The rainwater harvesting mission of Thrissur district has been imparting lessons on regaining traditional wisdom by allowing rainwater to percolate down, recharging water tables. “We had implemented 27,427 units of Mazhapolima across the state since 2008. Now, the problem is that we are not able to take the orders of all LSGs as there is an acute shortage of skilled plumbers,” says its director Jos C. Raphael. Besides LSGs, an expert team would visit resident associations and worship sites upon demand and give the lessons. A team of 10 members could visit Mazhapolima office at Thrissur Collectorate to undergo one-day training. “Normally Rs 5,000-10,000 is needed for recharging a well. It can be done in various ways. It is not that groundwater recharging is only possible by pumping out the rainwater collected on the rooftop to the well. Taking rain pits, ...
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Chandigarh: Sukhna Lake dries up, water level shrunk down by 60 percent 16.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
Sukhna Lake going dry is not a new phenomenon but this year is particularly bad as the lake started drying up quite early in the summer.
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Ooty flower show to begin on May 19 15.5.2017 Hindu: National
More than 15,000 potted plants to be on display at the three-day show
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Jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen 15.5.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh: Thieves decamped with gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh from a lawyer’s house in Sector 11, located just a few metres away from the police station. Gurjeet Singh Randhawa, complainant, who has rented the first floor of the house, stated he, along with his family, was out of station for 10 days. When they returned on Friday, he found the front window pane opened and the entire house ransacked. Randhawa said the thieves stole two gold chains, four pairs of diamond earrings, gold clips and a necklace.  TNS 9-yr-old boy killed in accident Kalka: A nine-year-old boy was killed and his uncle critically injured in an accident here on Sunday. Ashok, a resident of Sukhomajri village, Pinjore, was going towards Pinjore on his bike along with his nephew Dipanshu. When they reached near Lohgarh,the bike was hit by a  vehicle. Deepanshu died on the spot while his uncle suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh. OC Hit by tipper, girl dies Lalru: A 13-year-old girl ...
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