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CM Chouhan performs bhoomi poojan 8.9.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 5 Micro Lift Irrigation projects costing Rs. 283 crore at Stadium Ground of Punasa- Khandwa. Along with this, he also dedicated 80 k.m. long Punasa-Kannod road worth Rs. 170 crore. Moreover, Chouhan also performed bhoomi poojan of Higher Secondary School of Bangarda and […]
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Centre sanctions Rs 730 crore for Narmada project 30.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Friday's rain pours hope for Gujarat farmers 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rains on Friday poured a major relief for farmers, especially those sowing kharif across Gujarat. The rains that lashed the state after 21 days also brought fresh water into the dams at the catchment areas in Narmada and Tapi rivers. According to a recent weekly report of the state agriculture department, the state witnessed sowing of 72.28 lakh hectare, which is about 84% of the seasonal average of over 85 lakh hectare. However, it does not take care of sowing damaged to due flooding and shortage of water. Whatever was left was also at a risk of damage. Reports of damage to cotton in Saurashtra region and groundnut in north Gujarat have started pouring in due to inadequate rains. Nikul Patel of Dadhaliya – Umedpur village of Arvalli district said that the plants of groundnut are turning yellowish. Moreover, sowing was also infected by 'Dor' insects, which eats away the roots of the crop. Farmers are trying to save the crop by spraying more insecticides. "There was a fear that about 50% of the sowing ...
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Gujarat: Water in reservoirs up, but still only at 35% 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Fresh hopes brimmed on the faces of the farmers in Gujarat region on Friday. Also, on the contrary, the storage of water in dams across Gujarat also perturbed several major schemes, including Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada. All 204 reservoirs, including Sardar Sarovar Dam, received 10 crore cubic meter water in the last 24 hours. However, the storage just touched 35% mark in the dams across the state. North and central Gujarat regions, which witnessed very poor rainfall, also received good rains on Friday. The water inflow in Sardar Sarovar Dam jumped from 3,461 to 18,752 cusec on Friday. Inflow in Ukai dam was 39,347 cusec on Friday that was just 600 cusec on previous day. Panam increased at 26,925 cusec from zero while Damanganga dam also recorded inflow of 24,685 cusec water on Friday. The water storage of all these schemes was 9,437 million cubic meter(MCM) and that reached at 9,518 MCM by Friday evening. Water level in Narmada also has reached to 111.38 meters from 110.98 meter in the dam. The ...
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Rains – Relief or Trouble 26.7.2018 Central Chronicle
The call of the Government to the nation is to ‘save every drop of water’ and in the entire rainy season we are wasting entire water and not accumulating over the surface and as underground water. June-July is first month of reason and all the cities, towns and villages are flooded causing the miseries. In […]
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Can’t release water for Tapi basin, Gujarat to Maharashtra 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Matter to come up at meeting of Irrigation ministers in Mumbai next week
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Union Cabinet apprised of river-linking progress 7.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Union Cabinet apprised of river-linking progress
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Plea claims inadequate release of water in Narmada damaging environment , NGT issues notice 30.5.2018 General News
A plea seeking release of adequate water from the Sardar Sarovar dam to the downstream of Narmada river has led the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Environment Ministry, Gujarat government and others. The plea claimed that drying up of river bed is causing immense damage to environment, agriculture and local industries. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Water Resources, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, Narmada Control Authority, Gujarat government, state pollution control board and others. "Issue notice to the respondents," the bench said while seeking their replies by July 30. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Narmada Pradushan Nivaran Samiti and the Bharuch Citizen Council seeking directions to make urgent provision for the release of 1500 cusec from Sardar Sarovar dam for downstream purpose on a daily basis. The petitioners claimed that the river has been reduced to a ...
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Pix: A temple on the banks of Narmada 29.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Rediff readers share interesting photographs from their visit to Omkareshwar temple in Madhya Pradesh.
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Rajasthan seeks formation of Inter-State Basin Authority 28.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The State is against integrated group of watershed agencies
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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 5704 cr 28.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
Mumbai, L&T Construction on Monday said that its water and effluent treatment business has secured orders worth Rs 5,704 crore. Company said it has won two major orders from the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), government of Madhya Pradesh, for execution of the Indira Sagar Project – Parwati phases I and II and Kalisindh phase I Micro […]
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Understanding dissent 28.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Through six case studies, Dr. Subhash Sharma highlights the issues involved in ecological movements and how they affect the communities
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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 5,704 cr 28.5.2018 General News
Larsen & Toubro's construction arm has won orders worth Rs 5,704 crore in domestic market. "The water and effluent treatment business of L&T Construction has secured orders worth Rs 5,704 crore," the engineering and construction major said in a BSE filing. L&T said it has won two major orders from the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), government of Madhya Pradesh, for execution of Indira Sagar Project- Parwati phases I and II and Kalisindh phase I Micro Lift Irrigation Schemes. The company has also received an EPC order from the Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam Maryadit for execution of Buxwaha Multi Village Rural Water Supply Scheme. L&T shares were trading at Rs 1,358.25 apiece, up 1.08 per cent, from the previous close on the BSE.
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Broken promises: Congress questions Modi's betrayal 27.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Paresh Dhanani on Saturday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a series of promises he made to Gujarat in 2014, all of which remained unfulfilled. Dhanani listed the unfulfilled promises at a press conference addressed by state Congress president Amit Chavda and state-in-charge Rajiv Satav. Calling it a day of betrayal, the Congress leaders wore black armbands and also released a booklet highlighting the betrayals by the BJP government at the Centre. Dhanani questioned Modi's inability to declare the Narmada Dam project as a project of national importance. "When he was a CM, Modi had promised that the project would be declared as project of national importance. It is four years and nothing has happened," the leader said. The BJP, the said, was in power at the Centre, the state, in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation as well as in Gandhinagar, yet it has done nothing to rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati, a promise that the party had made to the people. After four ...
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Guj Cong observes 'betrayal day', flays 4 years of Modi rule 26.5.2018 General News
Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani today said the PM had failed to address the demands that he used to raise, as CM, with the UPA government. Congress workers, wearing black armbands, today observed what the party termed as "betrayal day" across the state. The party also released a booklet highlighting the Modi government's "betrayal" of the people. Dhanani, along with state Congress president Amit Chavda and Congress' state in-charge Rajiv Satav, was addressing a joint press conference here on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Modi government assuming power. The senior Congress leaders attacked the Modi government for failing to fulfil promises made to the public before the 2014 general elections. "When he was Gujarat chief minister, he had demanded from the UPA government that Narmada Dam project be declared as a project of national importance. He has been PM for four years now, why has it not yet been declared a .
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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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