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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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Kurnool: Too much water raises concern 16.10.2017
Kurnool: The copious rains brought respite to the drought-hit Rayalaseema region. But the abundant water that has flown on to the fields, from the tanks, canals and rivulets could not be harnessed to the fullest extent. This is the main refrain of farmers and agriculture labourers in Kadapa district. The YSR Congress party agriculture task force president M.V. Nagi Reddy said that there is an urgent need to take up minor irrigation tank repairs, check dam construction, clearing of tank feeders including drains and links, excavation of farm ponds, desilting of drains and canals. Development of cascades was widely believed to be able to bring good dividends to the farmers. It is pertinent to mention that Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that over 41,000 minor irrigation and panchayat raj tanks will be de-silted and developed to save every drop of rain water and recharge the groundwater in the next four months under "Neeru Chettu" programme launched on February 19. Chief ...
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Kurnool: Farmers rejoice after downpours 15.10.2017
KURNOOL: Heavy rains have brought about a new found enthusiasm among farmers of drought hit Rayalaseema districts. The Department of Water Resources is gung-ho about  water conservation efforts giving the desired results to some extent. Tanks which used to be mainstay of agriculture during the reign of previous rulers is again giving hope to the spirits of the farmers in the region. Tank irrigation got a  boost with bountiful showers in Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. The copious amouts of rain that lashed the Rayalaseema districts in the last couple of days filled the tanks upto the brim in most of the mandals. Anjanappa, a farmer in Puttaparthi said that they were delighted to see the tank get full level of water. "I think we can have grow good crops next season irrespective of the seasonal rains," he said. "The recent downpour has a positive factor in Rayalaseema districts," said Bojja Dasarath Reddy, President of Saguneeti Sadhana Samithi. However, he added that the ...
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Cheer all around in Chittoor 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Farmers in the rain-shadow Chittoor district are a happy lot with incessant rains this week, having waged several years of a vexed battle with perennial drought conditions in the region. The rains hav...
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A Brief Case for the Indian Jhola 14.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Farmers upbeat as copious rains fill up tanks in State 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
70 tmcft available in minor irrigation tanks, says official
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People asked to move to safer places 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
With water flow increasing in the river Palar, Collector S.A. Raman has asked people residing near the river banks to move to safer places.In a press release, he said that the water flow has increased...
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Anantapur receives heaviest single day rain in decades 13.10.2017 Hindu: National
Gooty mandal bears the brunt; tank fills up for the first time in a decade
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When a bone-dry river comes alive 11.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Water travels along the Palar river for nearly 120 km thanks to heavy rainfall in catchment areas
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Chirravati River overflowing in Anantapur 11.10.2017
Anantapur: The Chirravati River started over flowing in Puttaparthi and Gorantla areas in Anantapur district after a decade long gap. The River had almost dried up for a long period with a number of check dams erected including Paragodu reservoir in Bagepalli taluk in Karnataka. With heavy rains lashing the upstream areas of Chikaballapur district in Karnataka, the Paragodu reservoir was over flowing that resulted in inflows towards the district from the border. Chitravathi river that passes through International Spiritual Centre Puttaparthi has been in spate due to the constant inflows from neighbouring state. Heavy flows reached the tank Bukkapatnam, the biggest tank in Anantapur district. Collector G. Veerapandian visited the river bed and alerted officials over possible inundation of low lying areas. Puttparthi MLA Palle Raghunath Reddy expressed gratitude to the rain god for the overflowing of the river after a long gap. Irrigation and Putta-parthi civic authorities were directed to clear the thorny ...
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Palar comes alive after 20 years as rain batters Kuppam region 11.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Traffic paralysed on Madanapalle-Krishnagiri highway following bridge collapse
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Civil society rejects recommendation of Nagesh Singh committee on MGNREGS 9.10.2017 Downtoearth
Activists say that the committee was set up to invalidate the recommendation of previous committee on wages under the employment gaurantee scheme
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Choked storm water drains drown Gachibowli 5.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Easing the water out has taken almost two days for GHMC officials, after the Monday’s deluge.
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Plan to declare Vizag district ODF by March 5.10.2017 Hindu: Home
An action plan has been prepared to declare the district open defecation-free by March 2018, District Collector Pravin Kumar has said.A total of 2.4 lakh toilets were yet to be constructed and this ha...
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Call to trace and revive lost waterbodies 3.10.2017 Hindu: Madurai
‘Green river’ and ‘Green phoenix’ projects launched
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Nilgiris planters seek action against tea adulteration 28.9.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
Nilgiri planters have urged the Tea Board and district administration to take severe action against rampant adulteration of tea in the picnic spots of the district.“Some unscrupulous retailers are se...
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Mission Kakatiya improves water level in districts 28.9.2017

Hyderabad: The Telangana government’s lake restoration programme Mission Kakatiya is also helping improve and recharge groundwater in various districts. The groundwater department, with the help of the World Bank, has taken up construction of groundwater recharge shafts and check dams in 22 villages in Nalgonda district. In Narmetta village water levels witnessed a significant jump within a gap of few months. Water levels that were 34.5 metres last year rose by 8.9 metres to reach 25.6 metres this year.

Minister Harish Rao held a review meeting with the groundwater department officials. They said that the pilot project has been taken up in the drought affected areas of Munugode constiutency in Nalgonda. They also added that the villagers have been sensitised about the usage of ground water and awareness has been created to ensure that rainwater is not wasted. 

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Water bodies filling fast 27.9.2017 Hindu: News
Recent rain in Talavadi hills has brought cheers to citizens as they have began carrying out agriculture activities. Also, many of the water bodies in the hill areas received copious rainfall thereby ...
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Palar comes alive, may recharge groundwater 26.9.2017 BusinessLine - Navadha Pandey
Officials attribute it to surplus water released from the Pullur check dam and rain in some areas
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District panchayat to launch Jalasree 23.9.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
The district panchayat will launch Jalasree, a project to find a sustainable solution to drinking water scarcity and drought and increase the water table, on September 28.Block and grama panchayats wi...
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