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Africa must be proactive about drought, not reactive, says FAO 19.6.2018 Downtoearth
As the continent feels the heat of climate change, it is time it adopts measures to better manage its water and land to build greater resilience to droughts
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China and India’s border dispute is a slow-moving environmental disaster 19.6.2018 Downtoearth
Almost half the world’s population and 20% of its economy depend on Himalayan rivers. China and India’s competition for their headwaters increases this threat
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‘Stop illegal tapping of Periyar water’ 19.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Water bottling units are reportedly the main suspects, says Periyar Irrigation Planning Committee
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Floating barriers can help clean water bodies: Expert 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 18 There is a need for making floating barriers at several points across rivers and canals to finish solid waste debris in the flowing and polluting water bodies of the state. Col Jasjit Singh Gill, a founder member of ‘Let’s Clean Ludhiana Trust’, has come up with an idea to stop the spread and flow of floating debris in Sidhwan canal, near PAU-GADVASU gates, where the large amounts of solid waste gets trapped. Speaking on the need for replicating the model and its installation along rivers and canals, he said, “Barriers are a simple method to stop the flow of solid waste, which is polluting rivers and canals in Punjab.” This barrier was made at the Sidhwan Canal in 2015 to prevent the flow of solid waste further, he added. “Now, this waste is cleaned by the divers looking for coconuts, thermocol sheets and other things. But design of barriers can be improved for self-cleaning system. But barriers can be fitted with scoops and conveyor belt that can bring debris along ...
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Even 1,000 Stalins cannot topple AIADMK regime: CM 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
‘The entire credit for the positive developments in the Cauvery row belongs to us’
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On a mission to avert monsoon woes 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
PWD will desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and clear weeds from canals ahead of the rains
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PM to inaugurate 106th Indian Science Congress at LPU 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, will host the 106th Indian Science Congress on its campus from January 3 to 7, 2019. The event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The biggest annual congress of research workers from across the world will stimulate scientific research and advancement of science in India. Around 15,000 delegates, including 300 top scientists and Nobel laureates from across the world, are expected to attend the event. The focal theme for this five-day science congress is 'Future India: Science & Technology'. Chenab Valley Power Projects celebrates 8th formation day Chenab Valley Power Projects (P) Ltd. (CVPP) celebrated its 8th formation day on June 13. The organisation was incorporated on this day in 2011 for execution of three hydro-electric projects, namely Pakal Dul (1,000 MW), Kiru (624 MW) and Kwar (540 MW) on Chenab river basin in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. The formation day functions were organised at its corporate office Jammu, ...
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Illegal structure on Krishna riverbed demolished 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
‘Action plan will be prepared soon to address such issues’
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Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, June 18 Giving a call to make the demand for pure drinking water a campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections to force all political parties to address the issue, environmentalists, religious persons and social activists on Monday joined hands in Faridkot in the wake of high pollutants spoiling the surface and groundwater in the state. Starting this campaign, Bhai Kanhiya Cancer Roko Sewa Society on Monday invited Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, the person who is spearheading anti-river pollution drive, using his assiduously cultivated self-help philosophy, Bhai Harpreet Singh, jathedar Takht Damdama Sahib, Dr Pyare Lal Garg, a prominent pediatrician and many others from across the state. “Once known for its prosperity and deriving its name from five rivers (Punj-aab), the state is now losing its prosperity, sheen and water. There is no gain in just criticising political leaders, bureaucrats and the industrialists for messing up our water, it is time for action,” said Balbir ...
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Govt. begins registration for permits to import sand 18.6.2018 Hindu: News
Curbing illegal sand mining and regulating import are the objectives of the move
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Flood warning:Govt. teams up with Google 18.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Map will show water levels in a region
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Form panel on national debt waiver scheme for farmers: Punjab CM 18.6.2018 PTI: All news
Form panel on national debt waiver scheme for farmers: Punjab CM
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Form national panel for farm debt waiver, Capt urges PM 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 17 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a national committee, having representation from Chief Ministers, to prepare a blueprint of a national debt waiver scheme for farmers. He underlined that the process should include consultation with the states. Presenting the case of Punjab during the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council that was presided over by Modi, Amarinder urged the Centre to include rivers of Punjab for capital assistance on the lines of the Ganga Action Plan. He reiterated the state’s demand for approval of projects for upgrading the irrigation system and speedy approval to the Shahpur Kandi Dam projects on the Ravi. He laid emphasis on the implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report in toto and for waiver of agriculture loans as a national policy. He batted for debt relief for farmers and sought procurement of alternative crops such as maize, oilseed and pulses by ...
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Water situation alarming in Kashmir valley 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 17 An unprecedented water crisis may unfold in the Kashmir valley as a lengthy dry spell has forced a drought-like situation in the region and supply hours have been reduced to manage the deficit. The lack of sufficient water supply is likely to impact domestic usage, agriculture, horticulture, and energy generation in the region. Abdul Wahid, chief engineer of the public health engineering department, described the situation in the region as “not good”. “A drought situation is going on for the last many months and we did not have enough rain and snow since August last year,” he said. A brief period of relief in April this year, which witnessed several heavy spells of snow and rainfall in the region, provided a slight surge in the water resources and gave a breather from an increasingly grim situation. During the last three months, which includes the rainiest period of the year, the state’s 13 of the 22 districts received deficient precipitation, which has further ...
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Take steps to prevent floods, officers told 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, June 17 The Haryana Government has directed officers of the Irrigation Department to coordinate with their counterparts in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, update themselves on the rise in the level of river waters, and complete before June 30 all arrangements for avoiding the danger of possible floods during the monsoon season. Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Keshni Anand Arora issued the directions here on Sunday. She asked senior officers to remain in touch with the Central Ground Water Board and Meteorological Department, Army, Air Force and the NDRF. Arora was presiding over a meeting of officers regarding the possibility of flood situation during the monsoon season in Yamunanagar district. She took stock of the arrangements and steps taken in this regard. She asked senior officers to keep a watch on the steps being taken for flood control works. They were directed to strengthen their information system and give information regarding the rising water level in rivers on time. — ...
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Water to Karimnagar farmers demanded 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Govt. siphoning off water: TDP
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Parched or polluted: on India's water crisis 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Urgent reforms are needed to deal with the acute water stress in most of India
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Canal drains sewage into Manali river 17.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Threat to drinking water projects of nearby panchayats
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NITI Aayog meeting: Capt urges PM to form national panel on farm debt waiver 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 16 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a national committee, including representation of Chief Ministers, to prepare a blueprint of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers. He underlined that process should be in consultation with the states. Presenting the Punjab case during the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council Meeting, which was presided over by Modi, Capt Amarinder urged the Centre to include rivers of Punjab for capital assistance on the lines of Ganga Action Plan. He reiterated state’s demand for approval of projects for upgradation of irrigation system, and speedy approval to Shahpur Kandi Dam projects on river Ravi. He batted for debt relief for the farmer and sought procurement of alternate crops such a maize, oilseed and pulses by Central agencies. He yet again asked the Centre to incentivize farmers through a conditional cash transfer by way of non-burning bonus of Rs 100 per ...
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Capt urges PM to constitute national panel for farm debt waiver 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 16 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a national Committee, including representation of Chief Ministers, to prepare a blue-print of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers. He underlined that process should be in consultation with the states. Presenting the Punjab case during the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council Meeting, which was presided over by Modi, Capt Amarinder urged the Centre to include rivers of Punjab for capital assistance on the lines of Ganga Action Plan. He reiterated state’s demand for approval of projects for upgradation of irrigation system, and speedy approval to Shahpur Kandi Dam projects on river Ravi. He batted for debt relief for the farmer and sought procurement of alternate crops such a maize, oilseed and pulses by Central agencies. He yet again asked the Centre to incentivize farmers through a conditional cash transfer by way of non-burning bonus of Rs ...
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