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​‘MGNREGA wage payments worth Rs 3,066 cr pending in 19 states’ 26.10.2017 HBL: Home
Wage payments worth Rs 3,066 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) are frozen in 19 states in the country, rights group, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, a network o...
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U.P. CM Adityanath arrives in Agra, to visit Taj Mahal 26.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Mr. Adityanath will stay for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby.
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Adityanath arrives in Agra to visit Taj Mahal amid tight security 26.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit the Taj Mahal today against the backdrop of various controversial statements made by some BJP leaders and ministers against the 17th century monument.Over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of Adityanath, who arrived here early this morning. Adityanath will be the first BJP CM of UP to visit the monument of love.The chief minister, who landed in the citys Kheria Airport, went to Nangla Paima village and visited the rubber check dam. He also visited Kachhpura village. A senior police officer told PTI that
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Two rivers may pose challenges for water mangers this season 23.10.2017
Chennai: After a terrible drought year in 2016, two cheers on Tamil Nadu's water front this year, amid two rivers juxtaposing two images and giving enough tasks for the State's water managers whose diligence could better the food front scenario this year. The stars hitched to the Cauvery river have already presaged copious inflows in 2017 - the recent 'Cauvery Mahapushkaram' festival along its banks flagged that optimism despite the late release of water for delta irrigation from the Mettur dam and farmers at best hoping to make one late 'Samba' paddy crop to the market. But will this relative cushion Mother Nature has endowed with in 2017 translate into more cheerful outcomes? While the water level in the Stanley reservoir at Mettur, thanks to the copious Southwest monsoons in the river's catchment areas in Karnataka, hovering around a healthy 95 feet against its full level of 120 feet in October third week and the Northeast monsoon expected to hit soon, reaffirms a positive ...
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CM Pinarayi Vijayan to dedicate power project at Poonthenaruvi 23.10.2017
KOLLAM: The first hydroelectric power generation project across the Pamba river at Poonthenaruvi in Pathanamthitta will be dedicated to the country on Monday. The 6 megawatt smallscale hydel project having two generators of 3 MW each will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the presence of the minister for electricity M. M. Mani at a function to be held at the power house at 3 pm. This is the fourth such project owned by the KSEB in the district. KSEB expects a total production of 25.77 million units of electricity from the project per year. The project that has been completed using pre-engineered building technology includes a check dam 240 metres long  and 7 metres in height, a canal 462 metres long, forebay tank which has a width of 22 metres, two penstocks having a length of 13 metres and width of 3.2 metres.   The reservoir of the dam also ensures availability of water for the pump house installed by the Kerala Water Authority to carry water to Erumeli. A total ...
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Massive plans to build check dams across Tamil Nadu 22.10.2017
Chennai: Averring that not a single drop of water would go waste, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday said his government would take up a massive conservation work involving the construction of check dams throughout Tamil Nadu. A sum of Rs 1,000 crore has been allotted to build the check dams, he announced and assured that all the water bodies in TN would be protected. "In the coming monsoon season, the rainwater will be saved for public use and not wasted into the sea," he said while addressing a rally at Tambaram here that was held as part of the ruling AIADMK's 46th anniversary celebrations. During the one-hour speech, the CM also informed that the rainwater harvesting scheme initiated by late CM J. Jayalalithaa would be implemented with renewed vigour. Turning to the power scenario, he said it was in a miserable condition in the DMK government. "DMK minister had openly admitted that if the party would lose the election, it would be because of power shortage. But now ...
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Farmers want check dams across Palar 21.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
They voice their concern over encroachments on waterbodies and canals across Vellore district
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Good showers fill Shimsha river after 12 yrs 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Rains in the recent past have brought the Shimsha river back to life. There has never been an ample flow of water to the river in the last 12 years, but this time it's been a different story. The development comes as a shot in the arm for farmers in the region. The Shimsha river, which takes birth in Devarayanadurga Hill in Kunigal taluk of Tumakuru district, flows up to a length of 282 km. The river enters Maddur taluk from Kunigal taluk and joins River Cauvery at Muttathi. River Shimsha has received 1,500 cusecs of water, following heavy showers in Kunigal taluk. More than 15 checkdams in the area, including Iggalur reservoir, have been filled as a result of the good inflow. The Benki Falls near Ganalu is flowing in all its glory. A total of 18 lift irrigation projects coming under Shimsha river have been revived following increased flow in the river. A number of tanks in the taluk are also full now. Funds have also been earmarked for these projects. Most tanks in the taluk can be filled with water ...
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PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with troops in Gurez 19.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Fodder cultivation to give boost for rural dairying 19.10.2017 thehansindia3899
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Fund crunch: 88% of NREGA budget over, 6 months left 19.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Challenge to politics, faith 17.10.2017 thehansindia3919
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WB-funded irrigation project to benefit 10 districts 17.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, October 16 Based on the success of the HP Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project, a new project “Integrated Development Project on Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture” worth $100 million (Rs 650 crore approximately) has been kickstarted from Solan for seven years. The project proposal was submitted to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) for clearance as it involved oversees funding. The DEA cleared the proposal involving funding from World Bank on July 26. The bank later accepted the proposal on August 4, paving the way for the project’s implementation. Project Director VRR Singh said the World Bank had pooled in $ 80 million (Rs 515 crore approximately), while the remaining share of $20 million would be given by the state. The duration of the project will be from 2017 to 2024. The HP Natural Resource Management Society based in Solan will facilitate its ...
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Kurnool: Too much water raises concern 16.10.2017
Kurnool: The copious rains brought respite to the drought-hit Rayalaseema region. But the abundant water that has flown on to the fields, from the tanks, canals and rivulets could not be harnessed to the fullest extent. This is the main refrain of farmers and agriculture labourers in Kadapa district. The YSR Congress party agriculture task force president M.V. Nagi Reddy said that there is an urgent need to take up minor irrigation tank repairs, check dam construction, clearing of tank feeders including drains and links, excavation of farm ponds, desilting of drains and canals. Development of cascades was widely believed to be able to bring good dividends to the farmers. It is pertinent to mention that Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that over 41,000 minor irrigation and panchayat raj tanks will be de-silted and developed to save every drop of rain water and recharge the groundwater in the next four months under "Neeru Chettu" programme launched on February 19. Chief ...
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Kurnool: Farmers rejoice after downpours 15.10.2017
KURNOOL: Heavy rains have brought about a new found enthusiasm among farmers of drought hit Rayalaseema districts. The Department of Water Resources is gung-ho about  water conservation efforts giving the desired results to some extent. Tanks which used to be mainstay of agriculture during the reign of previous rulers is again giving hope to the spirits of the farmers in the region. Tank irrigation got a  boost with bountiful showers in Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. The copious amouts of rain that lashed the Rayalaseema districts in the last couple of days filled the tanks upto the brim in most of the mandals. Anjanappa, a farmer in Puttaparthi said that they were delighted to see the tank get full level of water. "I think we can have grow good crops next season irrespective of the seasonal rains," he said. "The recent downpour has a positive factor in Rayalaseema districts," said Bojja Dasarath Reddy, President of Saguneeti Sadhana Samithi. However, he added that the ...
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Cheer all around in Chittoor 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Farmers in the rain-shadow Chittoor district are a happy lot with incessant rains this week, having waged several years of a vexed battle with perennial drought conditions in the region. The rains hav...
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YSRCP is a sinking boat, says Adinarayana Reddy 14.10.2017 thehansindia3899
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Anantapur leads in farm ponds digging 14.10.2017 thehansindia3899
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A Brief Case for the Indian Jhola 14.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Farmers upbeat as copious rains fill up tanks in State 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
70 tmcft available in minor irrigation tanks, says official
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