User: servelots Topic: iihs_feeds_v3
Category: All-Channels :: Watershed_Devt
Last updated: Jul 06 2018 08:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,575    
40 years on, a bridge too far 6.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 5 Residents, including women and schoolchildren, of a village in Devigarh block of Patiala district are risking their lives every day as they have to cross the Ghaggar — either on foot or by using inflated rubber tubes — to reach their fields.  At least seven persons have died while crossing the river in the past five years. Villagers have been urging the authorities to construct a bridge to end their 40-year-long ordeal.  Distressed villagers had put up temporary wooden planks several times to cross the river, but they never lasted long. In the absence of a bridge, residents of other nearby villages — Shekhupura, Badla, Badli, and Bangran — have to travel extra 5 km via Devigarh to reach the other side of the river for their daily chores.  Baldev Gir (45), a resident of Shekhupura village, said: “Every politician of the area, including Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, has promised to get a bridge constructed, but in vain.” During the rainy season, ...
Also found in: [+]
Illegal construction: expert team inspects landslip site again 26.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Soil samples collected from spot to be examined in detail
Also found in: [+]
Protest against Bullet Train: Govt wants to give only Rs 40L instead of Rs 5 cr, says Jayesh Patel 25.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Government wants to give Rs40 lakh per bigha of land in Amadpor village in Navsari district instead of market price of Rs five crore, said Jayesh Patel, president of Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS), which is protesting against Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train and is on a four-day drive to mobilize farmers who are also against the project as it eats into their fertile land. On the third day of the drive, 'Khedut Sampark Abhiyan' GKS visited and Angoli villages of Surat district, as well as Kachholi and Amadpor village of Navsari district. Patel said the drive is able to garner a response from villages. "In every village, 100-500 farmers are attending the meetings and oppose the project in one voice,' said Patel.Talking about Amadpor village, Patel said that the market price of the land is Rs five crore but the government wants to buy land at jantri rates which is Rs40 lakh per bigha. How can farmers agree to such a bargain, he asked. The land in South Gujarat is extremely fertile. It also receives canal water ...
Also found in: [+]
Subgroup of Chief Ministers to look at how NREGA can help agriculture 20.6.2018 DNA: India
The Centre on Tuesday announced a subgroup of chief ministers, who will work on the convergence of MNGREGS and agriculture policies. The subgroup, to be convened by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, has Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling, along with NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand as members. During the Niti Aayog deliberations on doubling of farmers' income, Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu suggested that MNREGS could be used effectively during the pre-sowing and post-harvest process to reduce agrarian distress. The subgroup said that it will submit a report in the next three months, and will hold its first meeting sometime in July. Outlining the mandate of the subgroup, a government release said that state-specific interventions during pre-sowing and post-harvest terms will be explored, to improve incomes and to conserve more water. Another mandate will be to explore how ...
Also found in: [+]
State to rediscover its heritage 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Gurugram, June 19 Taking lessons from neighbouring Delhi and Rajasthan that are riding high on heritage tourism, the Department of Archaeology in the state has not only started a survey but also asked people to inform it about any heritage property in their area. People have been asked to write to the department about any ‘haveli’ (traditional mansion) or ‘baoli’ (stepwell) or ‘chhatri’ (elevated, dome-shaped pavilion) in their area that is around 100 years old even if it is in bad shape or encroached upon. “Haryana has a rich archaeological heritage. But it is unfortunate that state residents themselves are unaware of it. Be it forts or check dams, we have the finest architectural and engineering marvels that are collapsing for want of maintenance and need to be preserved. So, we have started a statewide survey of such forgotten heritage monuments and private properties and adding them to our ‘protected list’. However, we need local citizens’ help for this,” said Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of ...
Also found in: [+]
Check-dam triggered landslip, says Oppn 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
A high-level probe has been ordered by the government to ascertain whether a private check-dam with holding capacity of 4 lakh litres of water atop t
Also found in: [+]
NGO helps revive rainwater harvesting systems 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, June 17 Development-2050, an NGO, has helped in the revival of as many as 50 rainwater harvesting systems lying defunct for the past few years in the city. A total of 180 such systems installed in the past couple of decades have been lying non-functional due to poor upkeep. “We have been associated with providing direct help for work on the revival or repair of around one-third such systems lying non-functional. We have aided in repairing around 50 so far,” said Shaswat, head of the NGO. Adding that more systems would be put in place by the end of the month, he said it was perhaps for the first time that the MC had involved the services of private professionals in such a job. He said Development-2050 had been involved in water conservation initiatives for rainwater harvesting and revival of water bodies, drains and check dams. He said expertise was provided by a team consisting of architects, engineers, urban planners and experts from various fields. “The present work is ...
Also found in: [+]
Two more check-dams coming up soon across Kosasthalaiyar river 17.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The Korattur anicut, damaged during the 2015 floods, is finally getting attention
Also found in: [+]
Probe into ‘illegal’ check-dam ordered 16.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Private property developer in the dock
Also found in: [+]
Telangana CM Rao to meet PM Modi on June 15 over state's issues 13.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 15 to discuss various issues concerning the state. The meeting would take place at 12.30 pm and Rao would leave for New Delhi on Thursday, the Chief Minister's Office said on Wednesday. "The CM will discuss several issues pertaining to the state," it said. The state government has been taking up several issues, including Centre's nod for increasing reservation for backward sections among Muslims and Scheduled Tribes, linking rural employment scheme NREGA with agriculture, minimum support price for various crops and the new zonal system vis-a-vis government employment. The state assembly had passed a bill last year enhancing reservation for backward sections among Muslims and Scheduled Tribes. The MPs of ruling TRS had raised these issues in the parliament earlier.  Article ...
Also found in: [+]
Ensure addl 10 MLD water by next summer: CM to agencies 9.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, June 8 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday directed various agencies to ensure availability of an additional 10 MLD water by enhancing the capacity of Gumma, Ashwani Khud and Giri river from where the water was being supplied to the town. He held a meeting with senior officers of various departments to review the measures being undertaken for improvement in water supply to the state capital from various water sources. “More tube wells would be bored in the Ashwani khud area and check dams would be constructed upstream of Gumma and Giri water sources to enhance the availability of water to the town,” he said. He also revealed that nine additional storage tanks would be constructed in Shimla town that would help in storing an extra 17 MLD water to tide over shortage. He directed the departments concerned to expedite work on the long-term plans so that the targets could be completed within a year without any delay. He also directed that work on medium-term plans being ...
Also found in: [+]
Site for check dams inspected 4.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A team of officials of the Public Works Department inspected the sites for the construction of check dams near Thammampatti recently. The visit of th
Also found in: [+]
BJP will not retain power: Naidu 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Regional parties will play a crucial role in the 2019 elections, he predicts
Also found in: [+]
In apex body of NREGA, members of spiritual groups, RSS weekly editor 3.6.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
Also found in: [+]
Jal Sanchay Abhiyan ends, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani hopes for adequate rains 1.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The ambitious month-long Jal Sanchay Abhiyan officially concluded on Thursday. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at a ceremony in Dhandhuka town in Ahmedabad district. The CM said the drive would achieve its goal when the state receives adequate rainfall this monsoon, as predicted by the Met department. As part of the drive, the Gujarat government has deepened lakes, tanks, reservoirs and constructed new check dams and bori bandhs beside desilting river beds and canals. The project covered 40 locations across the state. The drive received public support following a government call. People who contributed to the drive, financially or through labour, were felicitated at the concluding ceremony. All members of the Rupani Cabinet and other office bearers were present at the event. "The efforts invested in this drive would give the Midas touch to the development of Gujarat region in near future," the CM said at the event. "As development is highly dependent on availability of water, the ...
Also found in: [+]
Historians elated over return of icons 31.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The homecoming of the ancient bronze icons of royal couple Raja Raja Chola I and his regal consort Lokamadevi is an incredible development and marks
Also found in: [+]
Cleaning, deepening of canal begins 30.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
As part of protecting water bodies in the district, Olirum Erodu Foundation (OEF) on Tuesday began cleaning and deepening of a canal at Koramadai vill
Also found in: [+]
Damaged check dams drain rainwater into Kerala 30.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
MDMK plans to launch campaign to mobilise the support of public and farmers
Also found in: [+]
Court summons MC top officers 29.5.2018 The Tribune
Vijay Arora Shimla, May 28 Taking a serious note on the issue of water scarcity, the HP High Court on Monday summoned the Municipal Commissioner and Municipal Engineer of Shimla Municipal Corporation for Tuesday. The lawyers of the Bar Association raised the issue before a Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel. After deliberating on the issue, the court has also expressed its concern and sought response from the state and the MC . During the course of hearing, Advocate General Ashok Sharma said the highest authority was already seized of the matter and appropriate steps were being taken for the immediate redress of the problem. The Bench observed that a “long-term solution to the problem can be found with the construction of check dams and reservoirs where water can be stored for longer period and utilised at the time of scarcity, more so, during summer months.” While expressing concern on this issue, the court further observed that the problem of water ...
Also found in: [+]
Simple steps to overcome summer blues 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Associations promote various measures to preserve rainwater through awareness campaigns for citizens
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,575