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India should present a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, says special adviser to UN chief 17.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
India - and all of the world - needs to shift from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) to low-carbon energy, such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear energy.
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Water Ministry officials yet to pore over verdict 17.2.2018 Hindu: National
Officials attend groundwater programme in Nagpur
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No decision on Krishna, Godavari river boards 15.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Finalise project-wise allocations first
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Polavaram: SC asks Centre, six states to file affidavits on 1980 tribunal award 15.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and six states, including Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, to file "specific affidavits" stating they were bound by the 1980 award of Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal, which had adjudicated the river water utilisation disputes among the basin states of Godavari and Krishna. Besides the Centre, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the apex court asked Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Karnataka to file affidavits in this regard within four weeks. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said this while hearing a matter related to the Indira Sagar Polavaram Project on river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. The Polavaram project on Godavari in Andhra Pradesh is a multi-purpose irrigation project which has been accorded the status of a national project. During the hearing, counsel appearing for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and other states told the bench that they were bound by the terms of Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal award of 1980. The Centre ..
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Women can't use mobile phones, says tribal community body 15.2.2018 General News
A 'Maha Panchayat' of a tribal community in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh has banned women of all ages from using mobile phones, saying they have a 'corrupting influence'. The Maha Panchayat -- communal meeting -- of the Saharia tribe has asked girls and women from the community across 52 villages of Agra and Vijaypur areas in the district not to own mobile phones or even talk on them. Anybody found violating the diktat will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,100, it decided last month. However, an exception has been made for the women working in government offices who can use mobile phones, said a community leader. Maha Panchayat president Baishaaram Adivasi said that tribal 'panchs' (community heads) from 52 villages met in Dehri area on January 27. "At the meeting, we decided on a slew of measures to reform our community," he said, adding that one of these measures was the ban on use of mobile phones by girls and women. The reason was that these gadgets promote "vulgar .
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Reap dividends of govt's EV push: Gadkari to automakers 15.2.2018 General News
It is high time automakers reap the dividends of India's aggressive thrust on electric mobility by manufacturing quality vehicles at affordable prices, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today. "Auto industry in India was cost centric and not quality centric. That is why they have paid hefty prices for that and foreign players became popular here due to this philosophy," Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari said at an event here. "It is high time that the automakers come forward for production of quality electric vehicles and get the benefits as those who will venture first will definitely be winners and those focusing on cost will remain behind," the minister said. Stressing on the need for "stiff competition" in the segment to reduce prices, Gadkari also said the government has already taken a plethora of decisions to push electric vehicles and apart from cars and commercial vehicles, was testing tractors for giving a boost to the agriculture sector. Gadkari was addressing a .
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Ken-Betwa river-linking project issues to be solved soon: 14.2.2018 General News
The issues raised by the Madhya Pradesh government in connection with the Ken-Betwa river- linking project will be resolved in the next three-four days, paving the way for an agreement between the Centre and the state on executing the project, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. The ambitious project, which has received almost all the major clearances, had hit a roadblock last year after Madhya Pradesh, one of the two beneficiary states, objected to it. The Madhya Pradesh government had allegedly warned that the first phase of the project would not be allowed to take off if it was not reworked to incorporate three other smaller projects of phase II -- the Lower Orr dam, the Bina complex and the Kotha barrage -- into it. The Centre had, towards the end of 2017, agreed to club the two phases. The other beneficiary state, Uttar Pradesh, has already agreed to implement the project, which was first pushed by the NDA-I government, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "The problem ..
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80% of Ganga will be clean by March 2019: Gadkari 13.2.2018 General News
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday assured that the Centre has targeted to make 80 to 90 percent of the River Ganga clean by March 2019.Speaking at the ANI-organised India Infracon 2018 conclave, Gadkari said that not just the River Ganga, but also its tributaries and nullahs will be cleaned by next year."We are working on 187 projects for Ganga cleaning. Out of these, 47 projects have been completed successfully. Work on the remaining projects will be started by March. I will assure you that by March 2019, 80 to 90 percent of the Ganga will be clean," he said.As per the Ministry of River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, an estimated 3,000 million litres of sewer water goes into the Ganga every day.The river also collects waste matter from sugar refineries, distilleries, pulp and paper mills, and tanneries, apart from contaminated agricultural runoff from the rice bowl of Northern India.The Prime Minister Narendra ..
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Centre convenes meeting of Irrigation Ministers 13.2.2018 Hindu: News
State govt. to present its ‘strong’ case during the southern States’ meet on Feb. 20
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Andhra govt. launches 2nd phase of water conservation prog 12.2.2018 General News
Andhra Pradesh Government has launched the second phase of water conservation program on Monday.The program will last for 116 days that begins today and will continue till June 7, 2018. As part of this program; repairs for tanks, interlinking of tanks, de-silting streams, cleaning lakes and drains, construction of check dams and water pits, preservation of rainwater, forest bound water bodies, rock fill dams, farm ponds, measures to increase earthen water levels, recharging bore wells, measuring water levels and other water conservation and preservation methods will be taken care of.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the program by starting silt removal works of "Pala Vagu" drain.State Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheswar Rao, ministers Prattipati Pullarao, Nakka Anand Babu, Guntur MP Galla Jayadev, local MLA Sravan, Guntur district collector K Sasidhar and others participated in the program at Venkatapalem village in Amaravati capital region.While ...
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Gadkari launches campaign to connect people with Mahayagya 8.2.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today launched a campaign to connect people with the "Rashtra Raksha Mahayagya" to be held at the Red Fort Grounds here next month. In a function held at his residence, Gadkari unveiled a mobile phone number, issued by the organisers, where people can give a missed call to connect with the Mahayagya and get details about the event. The Mahayagya underscores the eight pledges to honour women, protect the Constitution, environment, public property, ensure cleanliness, exercise right to vote, rid the nation of corruption and eradicate casteism and communalism, which are important for nation-building, Gadkari said. East Delhi BJP MP Maheish Girri, who has conceived and organised the Mahayagya, said that the eight 'Sankalpas' will "not only ensure the security of the country's borders, but also pave the path of prosperity". Noted artistes will give cultural performances on each day of the event, the organisers said. The Mahayagya will be performed .
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Budget: Gadkari welcomes nearly Rs 2,000cr hike in water 1.2.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today welcomed the nearly Rs 2,000 crore hike in budgetary allocation to the water resources ministry and said the government will focus on expanding irrigation infrastructure and cleaning up the Ganga in 2018-19. For 2018-19, the government has given Rs 8,860 crore to the ministry, up from Rs 6,887 crore in 2017-18. The ministry is implementing key projects such Namami Gange, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana and river inter- linking. The water resources minister told reporters the government plans to issue work orders for the remaining Namami Gange projects. A total of 187 projects have been sanctioned under the Namami Gange programme for infrastructure development, river surface cleaning, rural sanitation and other interventions at a cost of Rs 16,713 crore. 47 projects have been completed and the remaining are at various stages of execution, he said. "Our budget has gone up by around Rs 2,000 crore... We will give work orders of all ..
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Gadkari pitches for early clearances to Pune airport 31.1.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari has asked defence and civil aviation officials to expedite clearances to expansion of the Pune airport which is witnessing high traffic volumes. The road transport and highways minister was chairing a Prime Minister-appointed infrastructure group meeting. The expansion project includes construction of a new terminal building at a cost of Rs 500 crore, a multilevel car parking for Rs 120 crore and a new cargo complex at a cost of about Rs 300 crore. "Air traffic from Pune has grown substantially and there is an urgent need to expand the airport. I have directed the concerned civil aviation and defence officials to immediately provide necessary clearances for its expansion," Gadkari told PTI after the meeting held yesterday. Traffic at Pune airport has doubled in the last three years to about 8.2 million passengers per annum. The meeting was attended by Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, Environment Minister ..
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Expedite clearances for Pune airport expansion: Gadkari to 30.1.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today asked defence and civil aviation officials to expedite necessary clearances for expansion of the Pune airport which is witnessing high traffic volumes. The road transport and highways minister was chairing a Prime Minister-appointed infrastructure group meeting. The expansion project includes construction of a new terminal building at a cost of Rs 500 crore, a multilevel car parking for Rs 120 crore and a new cargo complex at a cost of about Rs 300 crore. "Air traffic from Pune has grown substantially and there is an urgent need to expand the airport. I have directed the concerned civil aviation and defence officials to immediately provide necessary clearances for its expansion," Gadkari told PTI after the meeting. Traffic at Pune airport has doubled in the last three years to about 8.2 million passengers per annum. The meeting was attended by Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, Environment Minister ...
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Flex-engine bikes to hit Indian markets soon: Gadkari 28.1.2018 General News
Two major bike makers are expected to soon come up with electric and flex engine motorcycles in the Indian markets, according to Union minister Nitin Gadkari. A flex-fuel or dual fuel vehicle is capable of operating on both petrol and ethanol. Keen to promote electric vehicles fleet as well as vehicles on alternative fuel like ethanol, Transport and Shipping Minister Gadkari has also been emphasising the need to enhance ethanol output in a bid to move towards ethanol- based transportation. "By the end of this month, two two-wheeler manufactures have promised to come up with electric as well as flex-engine motorcycles which can run both on petrol and ethanol," Gadkari told PTI. He said both bikes are expected to hit the market soon. "These can be run on 100 per cent petrol and 100 per cent ethanol," the minister said. Gadkari also emphasised the need to diversify agriculture towards power and energy by producing ethanol. The country incurs a huge Rs 7 lakh crore on import .
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Five killed in Andhra bus accident 26.1.2018 General News
Five persons were killed and eight others injured in a truck-bus collision in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh early on Friday, police said.
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Ethanol production will make farmers prosperous: Nitin Gadkari 25.1.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said Uttar Pradesh is a "rich state with poor people" and asked farmers to focus on ethanol production to boost their income. Gadkari was here for laying the foundation stone of Rs 600-crore project of Deoria bypass road and Rs 275 crore Kaptanganj-Padrouna road. The Union transport and shipping minister said the government will transform the agriculture sector and bring more industries in the state to tackle unemployment issue. "Uttar Pradesh is a rich state with poor people. It is a land of Lord Buddha and Lord Ram; and farmers are, despite of hard work, living in poverty. After 70 years of independence, the condition has not improved here. Production of ethanol will make farmers prosperous... (their) fate will be changed," he said. "We import diesel and petrol worth Rs 7 lakh crore and farmers can make ethanol with pual (rice bran) and khoi (sugarcane residue). Around 280 litres of ethanol could be made out of 1 tonne hay. ...
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Gadkari lays foundation stone for Ghazipur Intermodal Terminal 25.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stone for an 'Intermodal Terminal' at Ghazipur here which will link National Waterway-I with National Highway-31.
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Gadkari opens projects worth Rs 6,517 cr in UP 25.1.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and also laid the foundation stone for several projects in Uttar Pradesh -- all totalling Rs 6,517 crore. These seven national highway (NH) projects have a total length of 246 km, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. In Maharajganj, Gadkari opened the newly widened and strengthened 26.9 km Urka-Ramnagar section and 33 km long Siswa Babu to Kaptanganj section of NH 730, it said. These projects cost Rs 369 crore. He also laid the foundation stone for widening and strengthening 21.12 km long Ramnagar-Siswa Babu section of NH 730 at a cost of Rs 193 crore. "In Ghazipur, Gadkari laid the foundation stone for widening and strengthening of 65.38 km long Ghazipur-Mau section of NH 29 at a cost of Rs 3,580 crore, Hridaypur -Tikri Buzurg section of NH 97 and 56.2 km long Ghazipur-Jamania- Sayyadraja section of national highways," the statement said. In addition to this, the road transport and highways minister .
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Revisiting Muthamma in Her Little Hamlet Near Coimbatore 25.1.2018 The Wire

A closer look shows how the lives of poor tribal people gets affected when they lose access to land and forests.

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