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Water release from major dams in Nellai district not adequate: Ryots 21.8.2019
TIRUNELVELI: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's order to release 1,000 cusecs of water for irrigation from the major dams in Tirunelveli district has failed to enthuse the farmers here, who feel that the discharge level will not help the dying banana crop in the tail-end areas. Responding to the chief minister's order to release water from the Papanasam, Servalaru and Manimutharu dams in the four irrigation channels of Kodaimelaligiyan, South Kodaimelaligiyan, Nathiyunni and Cannadian channel, banana plantation farmers at the tail-end in Srivaikundam and Aathoor regions of Thoothukudi district said that state government had failed to consider the banana crop planted over around 15,000 acres in the tail end. " The four channels in which the water is to be released for 20 days from August 21 will benefit only farmers in the upper part of the Thamirabarani system," said farmers in Thoothukudi district. The chief minister's order also failed to enthuse farmers in Tirunelveli district as ...
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Govt to undertake first ever khazan land survey 21.8.2019 The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao: In order to revive the khazan lands in the state, the department of agriculture will start the first ever khazan land survey in the next couple of months. Director of Agriculture Madhav Kelkar Tuesday confirmed that his department has taken a firm decision to start survey on khazan lands in the state to help revive the state’s khazans – a …
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From the farm to the chef’s table 18.8.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
The farm-to-table movement seems to have converted city chefs to endorse local produce in a big way Paramita Ghosh When is a chef more than just a chef? When he can look at a basket of fresh vegetables and know who is responsible. There is indeed, an increasing tribe of chefs that is literally sourcing …
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Goa: the lay of the land 18.8.2019 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Frederick Noronha When something goes drastically wrong with the weather, when our towns and villages start to get flooded at unprecedented levels, and when our ecology comes under pressure, it’s clearly time to rethink our priorities and approaches. Statistics tell us Goa has improved by leaps and bounds over the past six or so decades. …
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Ignoring Centre’s advice, Andhra issues multi-crore tenders for Polavaram project 18.8.2019
New Delhi: The Jagan Mohan Reddy ruled Andhra Pradesh government has issued notifications for Rs 4,900 crore worth of tenders for projects linked to the multi-crore Polavaram irrigation scheme, despite a letter from the centre advising against it and expressing concern over increased costs and delays to the project. The notifications have been issued for a hydel project worth Rs. 3,100 crore and a headworks project worth Rs. 1,800 crore, reported NDTV. Costing close to Rs 58,000 crores, the Polavaram irrigation scheme is a mega project on the Godavari River and is one of the most expensive ever undertaken by any state alone. This project"s costs will be borne by the centre, because of the national status given to it as part of the AP Reorganisation Act. Last week after an emergency meeting of the Union Water Resources Ministry in Hyderabad, RK Jain, CEO of the Polavaram Project Authority wrote to the Special Chief Secretary in the Andhra irrigation department, directing the government to stay ...
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Khandu’s stress on all-round welfare 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Khandu’s stress on all-round welfare
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Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation
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Krishna river stings tail-end areas 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: The swollen River Krishna has left a trail of devastation affecting thousands of people and farmers. Low-lying areas have been inundated and crops across thousands of acres located along the course of river on both the banks in Krishna and Guntur districts have been submerged. According to flood water discharge readings in Krishna river at various irrigation projects recorded at 6 pm on Friday, nearly 8.65 lakh cusecs of water is being discharged from Srisailam project while 7.32 lakh cusecs from Nagarjunasagar, 7.52 lakh cusecs from Pulichinthala and 7.68 lakh cusecs from Prakasam Barrage in the city. Water level at the Barrage was recorded at 16.8 feet against the FRL of 12 feet and the quantum of discharge of water from the barrage is expected to touch eight lakh cusecs in the hours ahead. Authorities have already issued a second warning level when water discharge was recorded at 5.68 lakh cusecs. As a huge quantum of water is being released from the projects upstream, Prakasam Barrage ...
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Minister justifies drone video shoot on Chandrababu Naidu's residence 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: In a counter reaction to former CM N. Chandrababu Naidu"s allegations that security at his residence was breached at Undavalli with drone cameras capturing images of his residence, minister for water resources Anil Kumar justified the act by saying that it was at the direction of the state government that drones were being used to video record the flood affected areas to assess the extent of damage and to come up with plans to provide relief. The minister said here on Friday that the state government was trying to provide protection to the residence of former CM as the flood waters were beginning to touch it. He added that as they had expected earlier, the ex-CM"s residence was getting affected as it was located on the river bed in violation of all norms. He said that they had ordered video recording of areas located on either side of Bhavani island to assess the flood situation and added that as the ex-CM"s residence was located along the flood bank of Krishna river, it was ...
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Vijayawada: Water project norms issued for reverse tendering process 17.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: The state Water Resources Department has released the modalities to be implemented for the reverse tendering process for the ongoing works and fresh tendering process for the existing works. The new modalities were issued in the wake of the government getting ready to call fresh tenders for Polavaram project works after pre closing the tenders of Navayuga company. The same modalities are to be followed for other irrigation projects where the state government has cancelled the old tenders and are getting ready for reverse tendering. Interestingly, as per the modalities, the existing contractor may also be given a chance to participate in the tender-cum-reverse auctioning process. "The guidelines are intended to be applicable for contracts where the government is desirous of discovering a fair price through a competitive bidding process for the execution of ongoing projects. In this process it should be ensured that the prevailing terms and conditions of the contract remain unchanged ...
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At least 70 farmers end lives in two months in Seema region alone 17.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: The suicide of farmer D. Bayyapu Reddy, 67, of Dadireddypalli in OD Cheruvu mandal, who owns 30 acres land in the district, has exposed the dreadful situation of the farming sector in Rayalaseema region and failure of governments to concentrate on precautionary measures to avoid series of suicides, due to crop failures, along with high state of debts. Bayappa Reddy family was familiar with land lords from Dadireddy Palli after lands were sold by the elders, who had 30 acres. Reddy was enthusiastic of raising various type of crops, including vegetables and fruit orchards with the help of groundwater sources as there is no perennial and assured sources in surrounding areas. The deep depletion of groundwater sources has led progressive farmers to search for tapping ground water, by drilling more borewells, to save the outstanding crops. He drilled at least 10 borewells but couldn"t get sufficient water. Debts of both banks and private lenders had reached to `26 lakh while Reddy was unable ...
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Training on Sericulture, Fishery organized by ATMA 16.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A two day training programme on Sericulture and Fishery was organized by the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) for farmers on August 14 and 15 at the conference hall of the Ampati Circuit House in South West Garo Hills. The first day of the programme saw EO, Sericulture Officer of West Garo Hills, Panna […]
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Anilkumar Yadav vows easing of water woes 16.8.2019
Nellore: State government has been paying special attention on efforts to complete the first tunnel work of Velugonda project before end of December this year to provide water for irrigation and drinking in water-starved western parts of Prakasam district. Steps are also being taken to provide water to land owners over 62,000 acres during the khariff season and 80,000 acres for the rabi season from Kandula Obul Reddy Gundlakamma reservoir. In addition to this, arrangements are also being made to supply drinking water to 2.56 lakh people from the reservoir. AP irrigation minister and Prakasam District in-charge minister, Dr P. Anilkumar Yadav said this while addressing a gathering as part of the Independence Day celebrations at Ongole on Thursday. According to Dr Anilkumar, Prakasam district stood first in utilising free crop insurance scheme. As many as 3,45,144 farmers have registered their names under the scheme while 3,43,957 of them have availed bank loans. Meanwhile students of different private and ...
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Jagan Reddy urges Jal Shakti ministry to seek assistance linking Krishna, Godavari 15.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Reddy also said that a meeting to discuss the issue was conducted on June 28 earlier this year.
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Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy writes to Centre on funds for river diversion 15.8.2019
VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday wrote to Union minister for Jal Shakthi Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to consider providing Central assistance to take up a scheme to divert water from Godavari river to Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar reservoirs and to provide required funds as the Scheme will make water available for irrigation needs, drinking water and industrial requirements for the backward and drought prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, by stabilising Krishna Ayacut. Mr Reddy said that in order to explore various alternatives feasible for diversion of water from Godavari River to Srisailam and Nagarjuna-sagar reservoirs, an Expert Committee has been constituted with in service and retired engineers/experts of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States. It has been proposed to supplement around 480 TMC of Godavari water to Krishna river reservoir, by diverting at the rate of 4 TMC per day, from Godavari river to Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar for 120 days during the flood of ...
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Rs 4 lakh to kin of dead, Rs 10 lakh for asset loss 15.8.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to pay a compensation of  Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the rain havoc and Rs 10 lakh each to those who lost their houses and land. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said village officers and panchayat secretaries have been directed to prepare the list of  the  flood-affected people at the earliest. The major cause of death this time was landslides with  64 occurring in various places. All affected villages will be declared as hit by  natural calamities.  A notification to this effect will be issued by the SDMA. The families whose houses suffered damage ranging from 15 per cent to 100 per cent and the inmates in  relief camps... would be considered as flood victims.  The village officer and the local bodies secretary will identify such houses and families. A sum of Rs 10, 000 would be released to each flood -affected family as contingency fund. The owners of houses which  have become ...
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Wild jumbo terror on the rise in Karbi Anglong 14.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Wild jumbo terror on the rise in Karbi Anglong
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Jal shakti Ministry lays roadmap to revive springs across country 13.8.2019 DNA
Nearly 200 million people depend on spring water which is 15% of the population
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Sriramsagar project rejuvenation works on track 11.8.2019
NIZAMABAD: The stage is set for the inauguration of rejuvenation of the Sriramsagar project scheme soon. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to inaugurate the scheme in Jagitial district between August 15-20. The foundation stone was set for SRSP rejuvenation works at an estimated cost of `1,080 crore on August 10, 2017. The works were taken up on a war footing basis and had been completed for the lifting of half tmc of water per day. Aiming to supplement the SRSP ayacut and fill the reservoir, the state government had initiated steps for the rejuvenation works. Linking the prestigious Kaleshwaram lift irrigation works with the rejuvenation scheme, three pump houses were constructed at Rampur, Rajeshwarraopet in Jagitial district and Mupkal in Nizamabad district respectively. With 6.5 MW capacity, eight pumps were constructed at each centre. Reverse pumping of water is being taken up from Rampur to SRSP through existing flood flow canal. This will benefit the farmers enroute to cultivate their ...
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Flood threat to Kurnool, officials on high alert 11.8.2019
Kurnool: With heavy inflows into the Tungabhadra dam (TB), the TB Board has put out the first flood warning message to officials of districts downstream, asking them to take preventive steps at villages on the river bed. Kurnool is expecting a flood as the gates of the dam were lifted and 50,000 cusecs of water released. The quantum may go up to 1 lakh cusecs due to the heavy rain in the catchment area of the dam in Karnataka. The TB dam is receiving 2.1 lakh cusecs of water and has 76.37 tmc ft against the total capacity of 100.84 TMC ft of water. In the meantime, in a reminder of the 2009 floods, flood water of the Krishna river discharged from the Jurala project to Srisailam has reached the Jammichettu area near Kurnool. Sensing danger, irrigation engineers at Srisailam dam responded quickly and arranged for lifting of gates. This is the first time in the last 10 years that such massive floodwater flow has been witnessed, said irrigation officer Vijaya Kumar. The water inflow of 2.1 lakh cusecs is ...
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