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Only a little water left in Kolhar jackwell 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Water being supplied to Vijayapura now contains dirt’
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Karimnagar to be made drought-free 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Aim to keep it as rice bowl: Eatala
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Boat capsize leaves 13 dead in Andhra Pradesh 29.4.2017
Anantapur: The bodies of 13 persons, including five children and seven women, were pulled out of the irrigation tank YT Cheruvu in Guntakal mandal on Friday after the fishing boat they were travelling in capsized in the middle of the irrigation tank. Rescue teams managed to rescue a three-year-old girl and four others. The relative of one of the victims had a cardiac arrest on hearing the news.  Close relatives of YT Cheruvu area had attended a function for the erection of a dwajastambam at Lord Sriram temple in the village.  Later, 18 persons, including women and children, boarded a fishing boat and were rowed onto the YT Cheruvu tank, which was filled with HNSS water recently.  The small boat had a capacity of around seven and was clearly overloaded. After proceeding for about 10 metres, the boat capsized. All those on board were expert swimmers but they got stuck in the silt and mud in the tank and could not break free. Other villagers tried to mount a rescue operation but came up with three dead ...
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Taking up the cause of the humble millet 28.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
First-of-its-kind millet national trade fair begins in Bengaluru
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Centre moots ‘national mission’ to promote millets 28.4.2017 HBL: Home
Takes cue from the Karnataka model
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Water situation better than last year in Pune, say irrigation officials 28.4.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Despite drought, drip irrigated vegetables thrive in Coimbatore 28.4.2017 Times of India Opinion
Thanks to drip irrigation, the drought in the state seems to have barely affected the horticulture farmers in Coimbatore district.While horticulture cultivation in the district has come down only by 6% this year, statistics with...
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Raise market potential oriented Artemisia annua, prevent suicides 28.4.2017
CHENNAI: At a time when the farmers are protesting demanding waiver of loans, and some allegedly committing suicide, losing hope on agriculture as sustainable livelihood, a veteran farmer from Hosur, who recently recovered from stroke and a road accident, is trying hard to attract the attention of the ryots to raise cash yielding crop that requires meager water for irrigation compared to paddy which requires more water. His simple prescription is to raise Artemisia annua, a Chinese medicinal plant used to treat breast cancer and malaria. The 61-year-old agriculturalist and CEO of Bharati Society, Tamil Nadu, K. Ramnath, who has successfully produced the Artemisia Annua plant and marketed its leaves to pharmaceutical companies says he is on a mission to create awareness among farmers to improve their livelihood opportunities by raising this wonder plant. “I can train farmers, supplying seedlings and fertiliser...instead of raising the same crop every time without taking into account the environment ...
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Hit by high temps, growers demand orange policy for state 28.4.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Cong govt acquired farm lands without paying compensation 28.4.2017 thehansindia3899
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Farmer reaps rich dividend with drip irrigation system 28.4.2017 thehansindia3899
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Drought no deterrent for drip irrigated veg crops in Coimbatore 28.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Challakere farmers struggle for survival as grasslands vanish 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Kisan Aayog chief bats for organic farming 28.4.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Karnal, April 27

Dr Ramesh Yadav, Chairman, Haryana Kisan Aayog, emphasised on organic farming based on cattle at the Regional Research Station of Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University at Uchani yesterday. He said it would give more benefits to farmers.

He reviewed the organic research experiments at the centre. He said organic farming could contribute a lot to the income of farmers as well as the health of the people.

Regional Director Dr Samar Singh highlighted the research activities being carried out by the station. He informed Yadav about the varieties of maize and sugarcane developed by the station.

Yadav stressed the value addition in crops and crop diversification. He said rice could be replaced by maize for saving water and soil resources. He also highlighted the merits of cow dung and urine.

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What Kerala does to its water resources 28.4.2017
KOZHIKODE: The state has wasted ten years without tapping the 30- TMC water allotted by the Cauvery tribunal from the river basins of Kabani (Wayanad), Bhavani ( Palakkad) and Pambar (Idukki), according to noted surface water scientist  E.J. James, former director of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM). Sharing his views over the extreme drought faced by the state and raising doubts on the efficacy of the water conservation, sanitisation and management systems, Mr  James told DC that it was high time we came out of the lethargy. “We fought a prolonged legal battle in the Cauvery tribunal demanding a significant share of the water. As the expert witness of the state, I had to fly to New Delhi 33  times and we also spent huge sums. “At last, even after the tribunal sanctioned our demands, we failed to make use of even a drop of water for the last ten years,” he said. “We only cry for water. But we are unable to use it while Tamil Nadu and Karnataka utilised the water from ...
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Karnataka shows the way in utilising Kabani water 28.4.2017
WAYANAD: While the farmers of Wayanad face acute water shortage and crop failure every year, Karnataka has been irrigating as many as 4.5 lakh hectares  of farm land and producing 28 megawatt electricity utilising 147 TMC water from Kabani river that originates in Wayanad  by constructing a series of dams. A major tributary of  Cauvery, Kabani is a sacred river for farmers in Karnataka who used to conduct special rituals on the river banks during monsoon. But the state failed to construct even a good check-dam to utilise the water from the tributaries of  Kabani, including Bavalippuzha, Mananthavadippuzha, Kannaramppuzha, Kadamanthodu and Muddallithodu that  originate in the state. According to the Kabani project report of the Karnataka irrigation department, the three dam projects-- Beechnahalli, Sagare Dodekkare and upper Noogu-- constructed close to Kerala border have  a storage capacity of  90 TMC water.  The dams constructed spending  Rs 1,000 crore cater  to farmers spread over HD Kote, Nanjangode, ...
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Punjab, Haryana to face shortfall of cheapest BBMB power in summers 27.4.2017 ET: Power
The BBMB is primarily an irrigation project and power is a by-product allocated supplied at around paise 33 per unit to beneficiary states.
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Water conservation programme for Budelkhand 27.4.2017 Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News
The Centre has planned an extensive water conservation programme for drought prone areas of Bundelkhand (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh), Marathwada (Maharashtra) and Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput (KBK) region of Odisha.
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Stage all set for drawing raw water from Puttamgandi 27.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Stage all set for drawing raw water from Puttamgandi
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Rotational irrigation programme for kharif season from April 28 to May 5 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 27 The Irrigation Department, Punjab, has announced the Rotational Programme for irrigation for the kharif season through canal water from April 28 to May 5. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on priority basis from Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch, Patiala Feeder and Abohar Branch, respectively. Announcing this here on Thursday, a spokesman of the Irrigation Department said direct distributaries of Bhakra Main Line (BML) in group ‘A’ being in the channels of first preference will run to their indent. Balance water supplies available will be utilised in Ghaggar Branch and Patiala Minor in Group ‘B’, respectively. The spokesman said Punjab channels and branches off-taking from Harike and Ferozepur headworks, that is, all the direct distributaries of Sirhind Feeder in group ‘A’ being in the first preference will run to their indent and the balance water supplies available will be utilised in Abohar Branch off-taking from Sirhind Feeder and ...
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