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Modi govt okays Rs 5,000 crore micro-irrigation fund 16.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Modi govt okays Rs 5,000 crore micro-irrigation fund
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State focuses on irrigation to make farming sustainable 8.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 7 Despite topographical constraints and 80 per cent of cultivated rainfed area, the state has made rapid strides in foodgrains and vegetable production which has touched 34 lakh tonnes in the last five years and the government has shifted the focus to irrigation to make agriculture sustainable. The multi-pronged strategy adopted by the government focuses on command area development, micro and medium irrigation schemes, rainfed area development, lift irrigation and borewell scheme, flow irrigation scheme and solar irrigation schemes. Despite a large number of schemes constructed by the Irrigation and Public Health Department, water had not reached farms due to non-development of command area and an area of 1.33 lakh hectare was yet to be covered under the command area development for which Rs 500 crore was required, sources in the department said. To accomplish the task in five years, the government has provided Rs 130 crore for this purpose during 2018-19. Besides, 111 ...
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How Mumbai restaurants are giving tantalising twists to street food 6.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Weekend
From pav bhaji to golgappas, restaurants put their own spin on street foods. When adapted  by restaurants
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Despite record allocation, 57% MGNREGS wage dues remained unpaid in April 6.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
For the financial year 2018-19, the central government's fund allocation for MGNREGS increased 14.5% over the previous year to Rs 55,000 crore, the highest ever
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Water Conservation Drive to cover 11K lakh cu mt area across Gujarat 30.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Under the water-conservation drive — Jal Sanchay Abhiyan, which will launch on Tuesday from Kosamdi village, Bharuch district, the government of Gujarat is expecting to collect 11,000 lakh cubic meter area will be covered by deepening 13,000 lakes and reservoirs across the state in a bid to yield more water. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, on Sunday said at a press conference on Sunday, "This cause has been initiated by the Gujarat government for the people. We all need to understand the value of every single drop of water and that is why water-conservation drive was the need of the hour that has been initiated with the cooperation of the common man, non-government organisations, corporate sectors and everyone who is part of this society. This will help recharge the groundwater as water tables in state have gone deeper. This drive will be a permanent solution as water collected through different sources will percolate deep in the ground." "We are going by the 5 'R' formula focusing on reviving ...
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Equal taxation entitles citizens to equal services: Finance commission chairman 29.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Gujarat govt's water conservation mission has no checks in place 26.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Gujarat government is going overboard with the water conservation drive to be kicked off on May 1. Under the drive, work will be given to private organisations but the government does not have any system to inspect the work they carry out. The government is going to pay NGOs and other organisations for dredging and desilting check dams, lakes and other water bodies, but no third-party inspection system has been set up as part of the mechanism. The drive, 'Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan', will run for the whole month of May. The NGOs, private builders or contractors can do dredging and desilting in water bodies, and construct check dams so that more water can be collected rather than being wasted. In 2002 and 2009, the government had initiated a similar drive, but almost all the bori-band dams collapsed in a few months. Irregularities in construction of check dams and dredging and desilting were also reported during the audit by agencies including the CAG. The state has not yet decided on third-party ...
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Thinking ahead to save shrinking Sukhna 26.4.2018 The Tribune
SK Saluja Sukhna is a man-made lake fed by rain water, but increasing climatic variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures are posing new challenges for the availability of rain water in the region. Experts predict that temperature in India is likely to rise by more than 3°C by the end of the 21st century. This will further worsen the situation due to unpredictable rains and higher evaporation losses. In future, changes in the timing and uneven distribution of rain will further make the inflows more uncertain at Sukhna Lake. The box below shows the position of reservoir filling in India published by the Central water Commission, New Delhi. It reflects the declining trend of water storage during the years 2016 and 2017. Similar is the situation of reservoirs of 12 low dams falling in kandi area in Punjab region. The position of Sukhna is no different from low dams in Kandi area. One main reason for the low water level in Sukhna is its reduced capacity due to heavy siltation. This has in ...
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Centre acted on people's outrage on sexual crimes against minors: Modi 24.4.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Modi also called for social movement to ensure safety of girls.
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Use MGNREGA funds for water conservation: PM to panchayats 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Mandla (MP), April 24 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested funds provided under the MGNREGA scheme be used on water conservation work for three summer months to curb water shortages in villages and boost farm activities. He also said human power available in rural areas could be harnessed to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a village-centric model of development. Modi urged panchayat representatives to spend funds provided under the rural job scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, only on work related to water conservation during the months of April, May and June. “We should work for conserving rainwater. Panchayats should spend NREGA (MGNREGA) funds on water conservation during April, May and June,” he said. The PM was addressing a well-attended gathering of tribals and representatives of gram panchayats organised on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day at Ramnagar in this tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh. “Every drop of rain should be ...
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Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan... 19.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Six farmers try to commit `suicide' in Maharashtra's Parbhan...
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Maharashtra: Marathwada villagers wage war on drought 16.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Beed: Hundreds of people from 15 villages in Maharashtra’s Beed district are braving blazing Sun to
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Gujarat to start drive for water conservation 12.4.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat is reeling under acute water scarcity and the situation may worsen in the coming summer months as Sardar Sarovar Dam, a major source, has low water levels. In the wake of the ongoing water crisis in the region, the state government has decided to focus on water conservation. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to finalise the blue print of the water conservation programme that will be carried out between May 1 and May 31. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the CM said: “We are planning to launch a state-level programme for water conservation. We met people from outside the government who work in this sector. We will release the details of the programme later and make announcements so that people of the state can also do their bit for conservation of water.” Rupani also said that his government has decided to increase the water-storage capacity in the state by next monsoon so that such as situation of water crisis could be avoided next year. The ...
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Telangana CM asks officials to prepare plan on developing Infrastructure 10.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Here's why you need to link your Paytm wallet with Aadhaar 9.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Here's why you need to link your Paytm wallet with Aadhaar
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Maha govt sanctions Rs 88 cr aid to Aamir's Paani Foundation 5.4.2018 PTI: All news
Maha govt sanctions Rs 88 cr aid to Aamir's Paani Foundation
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Potable water scheme for 248 villages soon 5.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, April 4 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will soon inaugurate the Rs 29 crore Gambher Khud Lift Water Scheme which will benefit 248 villages. This was stated by Minister for Irrigation and Public Health Mahender Singh Thakur, who convened a meeting of IPH officials here on Wednesday. He said another water scheme for Ramshehar would be inaugurated later this month for 53 villages. He exhorted the officials to construct check dams and collect water to deal with the problem of water shortage. He said the government was serious in its endeavour to ensure availability of water to all and such meetings were being organised in all districts. The minister said a proposal worth Rs 800 crore had been sent to the Central Government for augmenting supply in the existing schemes. A meeting to chalk out the purchase-related issues was proposed for April 12. He urged the officials to ensure testing of water at regular intervals to supply quality water to the people and said new hand pumps ...
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‘Construct check dams’ Minister for Irrigation and Public Health Mahender Singh Thakur exhorted officials to construct check dams and collect water to 5.4.2018 The Tribune

‘Construct check dams’

Minister for Irrigation and Public Health Mahender Singh Thakur exhorted officials to construct check dams and collect water to deal with the problem of water shortage.

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MGNREGS wages: From Bihar to Uttar Pradesh, poorest states see no hike 3.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Business Standard compares MGNREGS wages with the prevailing minimum wages for agriculture labourers in states that have seen the former going up by the most and the least
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63% IITians ignore casual sexism: Study 1.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As many as 63% students who are aware about the issue of Casual Sexism at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay(IIT-B), chose to ignore it and trivialised it as a non issue, a recent survey has revealed. The survey was conducted by Insight, an in-house publication by the students to delve deeper into the issue of casual sexism in the institute with a sample size of 730 students on the campus. As per the findings, 57% students acknowledged the use of sexist language as a major instance of casual sexism on campus. Some of the words with sexist undertones that students are found using on the campus included 'hariyali' (refering to abundance of females), 'Bandi quota' (quota meant for female students) etc. The study was conducted in the backdrop of a post by Maitreyee Shukla, a first year MPhil student which raised the issue of casual sexism in the institute and triggered a conversation on the issue a few days ago. A total of 56% students acknowledged the presence of sexual objectification in the ...
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