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Continuous rain puts Pune's low lying areas on high alert as water released from Khadakwasla dam 16.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Low-lying areas of Pune are on alert after the irrigation department released water into Mutha river at the rate of 18,491 cusecs even as the catchment areas of the dams providing water to Pune witnessed continuous rain on Monday. The riverside roads and low-lying Baba Bhide bridge have been already submerged due to the rains. The civic administration has now issued an alert to those living in these areas.   Pune city and adjoining areas have witnessed continuous rain since Saturday night, which resulted in increasing the water level in the four dams Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar. In fact, on Monday, the Khadakwasla dam filled to its capacity and the irrigation department had to release the water at the rate of 3,500 cusecs in the morning. However, as the downpour continued throughout the day, the water release had to be increased at the rate of 18,000 cusecs in the evening. Speaking to DNA, irrigation department officials said, "On Monday, the total water storage in these four dams has ...
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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses 90th Foundation Day ceremony of Indian Council of Agricultural Research 16.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh congratulated scientists and officials of the of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) along with farmers from across India on ICAR’s 90th Foundation day and award ceremony function in New Delhi today.
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PM Modi inaugurates Bansagar canal project: 5 things to know about the network 15.7.2018 Zee News : States
Bansagar Dam project is a joint venture between Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 
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Sonowal attends ‘Krishak Samaroh’ 15.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal attends ‘Krishak Samaroh’
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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Cloud Sourcing 13.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cloud Sourcing
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'Water is not anybody's private property' 12.7.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'Water is not an economic resource, but we treat water as an economic resource meant for the benefit of human beings.'
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Maharashtra government bats for solar projects on large dams 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
In a major push for the renewable energy sector and to overcome resistance to the acquisition of private land for infrastructure projects, the state government has set the ball rolling for floating solar power projects on large dams. This will see solar panels being installed on the Ujani dam, followed by sites like the Jaikwadi and Koyna reservoirs. A senior official from the Maharashtra energy department said the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MahaVitaran) had floated expressions of interest (EoI) for a 1,000 MW floating solar power project at Ujani dam. The project will be awarded through the tariff-based competitive bidding method, where the bidder quoting the lowest tariff is selected. "After Ujani, we are planning to take up work at the Koyna dam in Satara district and the Jaikwadi dam in Aurangabad," he added. At the Ujani dam, which is one of the largest in Maharashtra, and a crucial water supply and irrigation source for Solapur district, the project will cover 2,000 ...
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Gave Rs. 35 thousand crore to farmers in one year: CM 10.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that a financial assistance of about Rs. 35 thousand crore under the various has been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of the state during the last one year. Chouhan has mentioned that the state government has carried out the impossible work to facilitate Kshipra […]
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PR Minister laid foundation of Canal upgradation work costing Rs. 4.42 crore 10.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs DR. Narottam Mishra laid foundation stone of upgradation work of Rajghat Canal Project Basai Minor, Laharra Minor and Basai Minor costing Rs. 4.42 crore at Basai Bardhua road. Total 20 villages including villages of Shivpuri district will be benefitted by this scheme. A 32.21 […]
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PM Narendra Modi assures action on Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
In what can be termed as a major achievement for the state government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured chief minister Vasundhara Raje that positive action will be taken with regard to the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project. While addressing the public meeting in Jaipur, the Prime Minister informed that the detailed project report (DPR) has been received by the ministry of water resources on the project. He said that technical examination of this project is being done and soon decision on this will be taken. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has been trying hard to get national project status for this scheme. During her address on Saturday, Raje had also mentioned about the benefits of the project and once again took up the project details. She requested the Prime Minister to give his blessings for this project. Earlier, a few days ago when chief minister had visited Delhi, she had met union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari regarding getting approval for this project. This project will provide ...
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Bid to check dwindling numbers of local fish varieties in Manipur 7.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Bid to check dwindling numbers of local fish varieties in Manipur
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21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020 6.7.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, wheat, along with a host of horticulture crops.
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Union MoS assures early completion of Thoubal Project 6.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Union MoS assures early completion of Thoubal Project
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Boost to farmers’ income 4.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Giving a major boost for the farmers’ income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops for 2018-19 Season.
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Work in progress for Irrigation Projects costing Rs. 38598 crore in Bundelkhand 4.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that we will perform things, whatever have not done ever till now. We will make Madhya Pradesh the Best State of the World in the field of agriculture and irrigation. He further mentioned that irrigation projects costing Rs. 38 thousand 598 crore are underway in […]
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In the 50th year of its incorporation WAPCOS achieves highest ever gross income of Rs 1110 Crore, registers 75% growth in profitability over the last four years 3.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
WAPCOS Ltd, a Mini Ratna-I Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation celebrated its 50th Foundation Day in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari commended the organization for the huge success it has achieved in the sectors of water resources, power and irrigation in India and in 46 other developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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We need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make Agriculture viable and profitable: Vice President 3.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make Agriculture viable and profitable and the farm income must be supplemented by non-farm occupations and value addition through food processing.
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Water for farmers near Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani's hometown, but not for others 3.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The delayed onset of monsoon has made farmers in Gujarat anxious about the Kharif season and the government has not yet released water from dams for irrigation. However, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has managed water for the farmers near his home town Rajkot. The water supply department has been releasing water for farmers from Aji-2 and Nyari-2 dams in Rajkot district for irrigation. Sources from the water supply department said: "Farmers from Rajkot district had finished sowing, and hence demand to release water was rising. If water had not been released for irrigation from both the dams, they would have faced huge financial losses. We have been releasing water for the last week and will keep some water reserved for drinking purposes, too." "This decision was taken since both the reservoirs had adequate quantity of water. We have been denying other farmers, although there is demand from other regions, too. But we are unable to entertain their demand due to water shortage. There was pressure from farmers ...
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WAPCOS celebrates 50th foundation day 2.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari will be the chief guest at the  50th Foundation Day celebration of Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS), being organized at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi tomorrow.
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