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Perform ‘Surya Namaskar’ regularly, people told 29.1.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Ministers, officials lead people in taking part in the programme
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‘Tamil Nadu can become self-reliant in water resources’ 28.1.2018 Hindu: Madurai
Stress on raising holding capacity of water bodies in the State
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This simple technology has transformed Gujarat farmlands into an oasis 27.1.2018 Hindu: News
A simple technology has transformed the denuded farmlands of a north Gujarat district into an oasis
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How a professor and his band of students are helping a village save water 26.1.2018 HBL: Home
With check dams, percolation pits and roofwater harvesting, this team has rejuvenated Madanthyar’s water table
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The rise of the rurals 25.1.2018 Downtoearth
The Bharatiya Janata Party's famed "Gujarat Model" gets a rude jolt in the state's recent polls, especially from rural communities in the Saurashtra region
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What can the Budget do for agriculture? 25.1.2018 HBL: Opinion
The issues are specific and relate to pre- and post-harvest expectations and concerns, calling for holistic solutions
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Budget to focus on infra not sops: Icra 24.1.2018 Business | The Asian Age
It pointed out that average price of the Indian basket of crude oil is likely to rise to $65-70 per barrel in FY19 from $56-59 a barrel in FY18.
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Budget to focus on infrastructure not sops: Icra 24.1.2018
New Delhi: Union Budget is likely to focus on higher spending on infrastructure and social security to stimulate demand rather than slashing taxes as in the current situation as revenue collections are yet to stabilise after the switch over to GST, Icra said. "We expect this Budget to utilise fiscal space to enhance spending rather than reduce direct taxes," said Icra. Last Budget, the FRBM review committee (N.K. Singh Committee) report had indicated a fiscal deficit target of 3 per cent of GDP for FY19. "Union Budget may increase the allocations for social infrastructure and social security spending, such as NREGA, food subsidy, insurance schemes and welfare pensions. We also expect enhanced outlays for rural and urban infrastructure, such as affordable housing, roads, railways and ports. Moreover, budgetary allocations for capital spending are likely to be supplemented by extra-budgetary sources of funds such as institutional finance and market borrowings of the CPSEs, as well as the ...
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Thiruvananthapuram: Rivers, wells dry up early 22.1.2018
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The prelude to a harsh summer has become evident at Nedumangad and Chirayankeezhu taluks, say residents. Vamanapuram River, the primary drinking water source has started drying up due to lack of holistic conservation and it is expected to turn worse. "The upcoming summer will be severe than the last one for people despite surplus monsoons last year. Wells in the panchayats of Peringammala, Vithura, Panavoor, Pullampara, Vembayam, Kallara and Vamanapuram have started to dry up. The beefing up of local drinking water projects should have happened earlier," said Aanad Jayan, Congress leader at district panchayat. Though several check dams were built on rivulets, their impact would be too small to avert a water crisis, he added. New water projects in areas like Thol-ikkodu, Aanad, Pull-ampara areas will take at least two years for completion. "Last year, by January second week we had run out of water because of scarce monsoons in 2016. This year, we might sail ...
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Award-winning watershed project bears fruit in Chittoor 22.1.2018 Hindu: National
Once a dry patch of land, it is now a community-owned orchard
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SRA to fly drones to survey city's slums 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The use of drones is expected to facilitate the work of digitisation of each individual hut, said sources.
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Farmers show way of securing water 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The farmers in Dakshina Kannada face acute shortage of water during the months of April-May. To mitigate the crisis, the farmers in Irde-Balnad villages in Punacha near Vittal have constructed a temporary check dam across the rivulet and have been successful in irrigating 100 acres of farmland. In fact, the farmers were depending on wells and pond for irrigating the farmland during peak summer. With the water shortage, farmers were finding it difficult to irrigate their farmland. However, with the efforts of over 15 farmers to build a temporary check dam, the water crisis for the 100 acres of land has been solved in Irde, Punacha and Balnadu villages. The farmers constructed the temporary check dam using sand from the rivulet. A tarpaulin sheet 200 feet long and 22 feet wide has been used to cover the sandbag. Progressive farmer Srihari Darbe was constructing a bund using the soil and sand across the rivulet 35 years ago. Owing to the shortage of labourers, the construction of bund was stopped in the ...
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State Budget Session from March 12 16.1.2018 Hindu: Home
More funds for clean and healthy rural Telangana, says Chief Minister
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‘Expecting favourable Cauvery verdict’ 13.1.2018 Hindu: National
State planning to construct check dams across all the rivers to conserve water, says Edappadi
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Budget 2018: What Pranab, Chidambaram & Jaitley did & didn't do in the past 12.1.2018 All Budget Stories
Here are the key highlights of the Union Budgets from 1997 to 2017
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Marginalised communities in Rajasthan threaten to boycott Modi visit to Barmer 10.1.2018 Deccan Herald - National
While BJP leaders are leaving no stone unturned to ensure maximum gathering at Prime Minister Narendra Modis foundation stone laying ceremony for Barmer refinery on January 16, the Kharwal community has decided to boycott the event. As a mark of protest, the Kharwal community has threatened to hoist black flags atop their houses on the day. The community has been into salt extraction at Pachpadra (Barmer refinery site) for the last six centuries. They cited obliteration of the salt industry as the reason for boycott. "We have informed the administration about the protest. We will hoist black flags atop our houses in Pachpadra and we will burn the effigy of revenue minister Choudhary for cheating us", Rakesh Kharwal, secretary of the community body, said. He threatened a mass movement if their demands were not met. The community has more than 13 lakh members across the country. In another big jolt to the BJP leadership, Sarpanch Sangh in Barmer has also announced a boycott of the refinery event. Sangh ...
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Nilgiris Siri horticulture garden inaugurated 9.1.2018
OOTY: The 'Karnataka Siri horticulture garden (KSHG)', an inter-state garden of the Karnataka government established over 38 acres in the Fern Hill area here, was inaugurated on Monday by Mr. S.S. Mallikarjun, the Karnataka Horticulture minister.  The KSHG, now the second largest public garden in this hill town which is known for its wealth of gardens and parks, has come as a new era tourist attraction here and to pave the way for inter-state co-operation through tourism.  Established on land which was once the property of erstwhile Mysore kingdom and gifted to the Karnataka government by the Maharaja in 1964, the KSHG is spread amidst slopes, valleys, check dams, tea gardens, herbal gardens and woods. Frigid zone glass house, meadows, Italian garden, small lakes, poly green houses and space for Sandino sheep, a specialty of the Nilgiris, make up for the scenic elegance in the garden. Mr. Mallikarjun, who inaugurated the latest botanical tourist attraction, said that this garden stands ...
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Comprehensive water policy to drive away drought, says Naidu 8.1.2018 Hindu: News
Government to adopt a four-pronged strategy to ensure farmers’ welfare
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M B Patil hits out at Goa CM for opposing Mahadayi diversion 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Saturday criticised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for objecting to Karnataka's plans of diverting water from Mahadayi to Malaprabha basin. In a statement, Patil condemned Parrikar's latest stand and expressed surprise that BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa was silent. "Parrikar had stated that Goa was willing to discuss release of water to drought-prone regions for drinking purpose. Karnataka's Drought Prone Area Development Programme (DPAP) is located in the Malaprabha basin. But Parrikar is now changing his stand and �has been quoted in media rep
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Groundwater position: entire State in the red 6.1.2018 Hindu: National
Over exploitation goes unchecked
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