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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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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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