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Rains a month away, dams left with 30% water in Gujarat 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
With the monsoon almost a month away the meteorology department said in a forecast on Friday they are hoping that rain arrives earlier this year as the water is rapidly draining out of the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Not only Narmada, but other reservoirs are also drying up due to the rising temperature and stock of water left in Gujarat for the 30 days is 30% of total storage capacity. As per the records received from Gujarat government's Narmada, Water resources and water supply department, Gujarat has 7231.61 million cubic meter (MCM) water stock left in different reservoirs of state, including Sardar Sarovar Dam. It happens to be 28.67% of the total gross capacity. However, this entire stock cannot be utilised as the live storage is just two third of this 7231.61 MCM. The water level further decreased by 230.18 MCM till Friday in all dams across the state. It also seems that usage of Narmada also has been recorded high this year as the statistics of state government showed that against 215.71 MCM ...
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Industrial unitsin Kutch district face severe water shortage 13.5.2018 General News
Industrial units located in the border district of Kutch are facing severe water shortage after a Gujarat government company stopped supplies to them. Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd (GWIL) on April 11 stopped supply of 85 million litres per day (MLD) of water to industrial units in Kutch, which borders Pakistan, from its Anjar-Mandvi pipeline. The state-run firm supplies Narmada water to residents and industries in Kutch. As many as 250 large and medium industrial units apart from 3,000 small and micro facilities are located in Kutch district and the prevailing water shortage is adversely affecting them, an industry representative said. Their total water requirement is 300 MLD, he said. While 85 MLD of water used to come from the government company, the remaining requirement is met through captive desalination plants, sewerage treatment plants and other sources. Nimish Phadke, Managing Director, Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA), said,"Some of the ...
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Madhya Pradesh stares at acute water shortage 13.5.2018 General News
Madhya Pradesh is staring at an acute water shortage as 65 dams, out of 164 important reservoirs in the state, have almost dried up. Besides the 65 dams which have almost dried up, 39 tanks have 10 per cent or less water stock of their capacity, a top official the Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Department (MPWRD) said. The Indira Sagar Dam, built over the Narmada river in MP's Khandwa district, has around 2,104 million cubic metres (MCM) of water as against a total capacity of 9,750 MCM, Adil Khan, Public Relations Officer, the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), told PTI. "We are maintaining 2,104 MCM level in the Indira Sagar Dam," he said. MPWRD Engineer-in-Chief Rajeev Kumar Sukalikar said some of the dams have almost run out of water due to last year's scanty rainfall. "Eleven Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), out of the total 378 in the state, were getting water every four days," said Prabhakant Katare, Engineer-in-Chief (ENC) with the MP Urban Administration ...
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'Ground Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class, and Inequality in Twenty-First Century India' review: The missing trickle-down effect 12.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Field work of a group of social researchers shows economic growth hasn’t really benefitted the poorest of the poor, Dalits and Adivasis
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Gujarat teachers told to offer 'Shramdaan' to deepen water bodies 5.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As if engaging Gujarat government teachers in census data gathering, election duties and promoting health awareness campaigns was not enough, now they have been asked them to help deepen water bodies in the state by offering "Shramdaan" (voluntary manual service).
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Guj govt starts releasing 50 MLD water in Ajwa reservoir 1.5.2018 General News
The Gujarat government has started releasing 50 MLD water of the Narmada river into Ajwa lake near Vadodara to tackle imminent water crisis, deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said today. Ajwa reservoir is one of the two main water sources for Vadodara city with a population of 18 lakh. The depleting water in the reservoir is a cause of concern for the citizens. Vadodara Municipal Corporation commissioner Vinod Rao said there is considerable improvement in water situation after the state government started releasing 50 MLD water per day. Gujarat is staring at acute water crisis in the wake of depleting water level of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam due to deficient rains last year.
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Shah urges people of Gujarat to join state govt's water conservation drive 1.5.2018 General News
BJP president Amit Shah today urged the people of Gujarat, especially the youth, to join a month-long water conservation drive of the state government. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani earlier launched the water conservation drive at Kosamadi village in Bharuch district, some 200 kms from Ahmedabad, on the occasion of the state's 58th Foundation Day. The "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" initiative aims to increase the state's water-storage capacity by 11,000 lakh cubic feet by deepening 13,000 lakes, check dams and reservoirs. It also envisages the revival of 32 rivers and cleaning and repairing of canals, among other activities. Gujarat is staring at an acute water crisis in the wake of deficient rains in the catchment areas of the Narmada river last year. "To conserve water and to nourish our water resources is the need of hour. I appeal everyone in Gujarat specially the youth to join "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" - a statewide initiative by CM @vijayrupanibjp ji (sic), Shah said in
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CM launches water conservation drive on Guj foundation day 1.5.2018 General News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched a water conservation drive at Kosamadi village in Bharuch district on the occasion of the 58th Foundation Day of the state. In a function held in Bharuch, located around 200 kms away from here, Rupnai rode a JCB machine to deepen a lake, as part of the month-long statewide drive. Once deepened, the lake is expected to provide water to 25 nearby villages. The water conservation initiative "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" aims to increase state's water storage capacity by 11,000 lakh cubic feet by deepening 13,000 lakes, check-dams, and reservoirs. It also envisages revival of 32 rivers, and cleaning and repairing of canals, among other activities. Gujarat is staring at acute water crisis in the wake of deficient rains in the catchment areas of the Narmada river last year. "Let's remember that we are mere custodian of the natural resources we inherit from our ancestors and they must be passed on to our next generation as it ..
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Cong govts didn't take water conservation seriously: Nitin 30.4.2018 General News
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel today accused previous Congress governments in the state of not taking the issue of water conservation seriously. He was talking to reporters here on the eve of the state government's 31-day 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative' beginning tomorrow. The initiative will see tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas. Through the month-long programme, set to cost Rs 345 crore, the state government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet. The project plans to revive 32 rivers across a length of 340 kilometres. Patel said, "Only 4,000 check dams were built in the state during the previous Congress regime while the BJP-led government had built more than 1,66,082 such dams with a water storage capacity of 28,408 million cubic feet (MCF). Patel
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Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies 29.4.2018 Hindu: National
Effort to tide over acute water shortage
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Guj to launch month-long water conservation project from May 1 29.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat government will start a month-long initiative from May 1, the state's Foundation Day, to increase its water conservation capacity, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken during the 31-day statewide 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative,' Rupani told reporters at a press conference. Through the month-long programme, the government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet, he said. The government has earmarked Rs 345 crore for the initiative which will also involve, apart form various government departments, voluntary organisations, industries, educational and religious institutes, and PSUs, he said. He said the state government had an aim to revive 32 rivers, across a length of 340 kilometres, as part of ..
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Illegal mining done with CM’s support says Digvijay Singh 20.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Madhya Pradesh
Chronicle Reporter, Indore Rajya Sabha member and former state chief minister Digvijay Singh said illegal... more »
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Single tribunal to expedite water disputes settlement: Meghwal 16.4.2018 General News
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said the proposed single national tribunal for settling inter-state water disputes would expedite resolutions and facilitate irrigation facilities across the country. The minister of state for water resources convened a meeting with the ministers and high-level officials of five eastern states -- West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. At present, there are separate tribunals for the Cauvery, the Narmada, the Krishna and other rivers existing in the country and the formation of the Mahanadi tribunal is in process, he said. "Instead of having so many tribunals, a single national tribunal has been proposed in the Interstate River Disputes Act Amendment Bill 2017 which has already been placed in the Lok Sabha," he said. A single tribunal would also help the states get proper irrigation facilities, Meghwal said adding the decision of the tribunal will be mandatory. Not just of the states, but the nation's interest is ...
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Narmada Water 13.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Due to scanty rains in the last monsoon season the rivers are drying not as... more »
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Water taps may completely dry up in India: study warns 12.4.2018 General News
Shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could result in water taps going completely dry in these four countries, a study based on a new early warning satellite system has warned. According to the developers of the new satellite early warning system for the world's 500,000 dams, shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could spark the next "day zero" water crisis, The Guardian reported. The system has named countries where shrinking reservoirs could lead to the taps completely drying up, the study said. Tensions have been apparent in India over the water allocations for two reservoirs connected by the Narmada river, it said. Poor rains last year left the upstream Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh a third below its seasonal average. When some of this shortfall was passed on to the downstream Sardar Sarovar reservoir, it caused an uproar because the latter is a drinking supply for 30 million people. Last month, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation .
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Facing shortage, Gujarat seeks more than double Narmada water from MP 12.4.2018 Latest News
Amidst the ongoing water crisis even as summer sets in, Gujarat has now sought more than double the amount of water from Madhya Pradesh. Due to water shortage, while MP releases 600 cusecs of water daily, Gujarat has asked the same to be increased to 1500 cusecs.While it has been facing crisis on both agricultural and domestic fronts, Gujarat government has cited impact of lower quantity of water on coastal and marine environment as the reason in its demand.The demand has been made to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), a nodal agency managing water allocation. Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister of Gujarat, however, has stated that the government has sought more Narmada waters on a "permanent basis" and not because of water shortage currently. "We have sought it looking at the environment impact it will have on the coastal and marine bio diversity. It is necessary for more waters to be released."According to Patel, the demand for more Narmada water has been made in order to protect ..
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Release 1,500 cusec from Narmada dam: Gujarat government 12.4.2018 DNA: India
The state government has appealed to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to release 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. The request was made to save local ecology that is dependent on the river. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said: “We have appealed to the NCA through its sub group of environment to sanction release of 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. This is for the flora and fauna and local ecology that is dependent on the Narmada river. Till the gates were open, the overflowing water trough from the dam would meet the requirement but since the gates have been closed, very less water flows towards the Arabian sea and that has also increased salinity ingress.” Patel said the sub group of environment would study the case and give recommendations to the NCA. “Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan governments also are supposed to give their opinion on the same as they are also partner states in the project. We have requested that if ...
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Stakeholder states' views sought on Gujarat's Narmada water demand 11.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has sought the opinion of all the stakeholder states on the Gujarat government's demand to release around 1,500 cubic feet water per second (cusec) on a regular basis.
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Guj govt wants more Narmada water, seeks Centre's intervention 10.4.2018 General News
Amid looming water crisis and and drying up Narmada river in Gujarat, the state government has sought the Centre's intervention in persuading the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to release more water from Madhya Pradesh to save the downstream ecology of the river. While the opposition Congress claimed that Madhya Pradesh has already refused to provide additional water to Gujarat, the state government maintained that no such decision has been taken so far. Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river receives water from the reservoirs located in Madhya Pradesh. M S Dagur, Additional Chief Secretary of Narmada Department, had written a letter to the Secretary of the Environment Ministry a few months back, stating that the allotted quota of 600 cusecs to maintain the river eco-system will not be enough to preserve the bio-diversity of Narmada river downstream. In the letter, Dagur urged the ministry to direct the NCA to release at least 1,500 cusecs during the current ...
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Gujarat villagers tackle salinity ingress 8.4.2018 General News
Facing salinity ingress for years and disappointed with official apathy, hundreds of farmers and their kin from across 30 villages in Gujarat's Saurashtra region have taken matters into their own hands to build a small dam.
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