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PM Modi pays floral tributes at Basaveshwara bust in London 18.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid floral tributes at the bust of 12th century Lingayat philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara at Albert Embankment Gardens on the banks of the river Thames. The event was organised by The Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-profit organisation-based in the UK that has installed the statue of Basaveshwara. This comes in the backdrop of Karnataka Cabinet recommending to the Centre grant of religious minority status for Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community. Lingayats/Veerashaivas, estimated to form 17 per cent of the state's population, are considered the BJP's traditional voter base in Congress-ruled Karnataka which is going to assembly polls next month. The Basaveshwara statue installed at the Albert Embankment is not only the first statue to be unveiled by an Indian Prime Minister in the UK, but is also the first conceptual statue approved by the British Cabinet in the vicinity of the Parliament. The approval was given as a mark of respect
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Dindi project in Telangana named after Vidyasagar Rao 14.4.2018 General News
The Telangana government today decided to name Dindi Lift Irrigation scheme in Nalgonda district after late irrigation expert R Vidyasagar Rao. The state government has instructed the Irrigation department to call the project henceforth as R Vidyasagar Rao Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme, a release from the Chief Minister's office said. "Vidyasagar Rao had highlighted the injustices done to Telangana in the irrigation sector. His life's ambition was to provide safe drinking water to the fluoride-affected Nalgonda district and provide water to the arid lands in the Telangana region," it said. "We are making rapid strides in the irrigation sector in tune with the dreams of Vidyasagar Rao," the release added. It is befitting that the Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme in his native Nalgonda district is named after him, the release quoted ChiefMinister K Chandrasekhar Rao as saying.
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First regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources 13.4.2018 General News
The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources will be held in the city on April 16 to address the outstanding water issues of these states. The conference will deliberate on finding a solution to mitigate intra and intra-basin issues relating to water resources in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, official sources said. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal will participate in the conference, which will be attended by Water Resources ministers and secretaries of the five states, the sources said. The chairman of Central Water Commission will also address the conference. The issue of interlinking of rivers will also come-up for discussion at the conference, the sources said West Bengal has issues like Ganga-Padma erosion, Ghatal Master Plan with an estimated cost of Rs 1238.95 crore for the first phase, non-availability of Central grant under flood management programme for the ongoing flood management ...
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What was Congress govt. doing when farmers were in crisis?: Yeddyurappa 11.4.2018 Hindu: National
BJP Chief Minister candidate promises including river linking in party manifesto
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SC junks plea to nationalise rivers 9.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today junked a plea seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and dams in the country and handing over their operation and control to the Centre. A bench of Chief Justice Diak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed the plea, saying it cannot nationalise all the rivers and order interlinking of rivers just because some states are fighting over it. The plea seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and water resources had been made to the apex court by Tamil Nadu Centre For Public Interest Litigation. "Direct the state and the Union Territories where all water resources like rivers, dams administrative operation, control and maintaining be done by Union of India and not by the state governments," the plea said.
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Centre not cooperating in Polavaram project: Chandrababu Naidu 9.4.2018 General News
The Centre is not cooperating in the Polavaram project, said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday.Addressing collectors of all the 13 districts and various heads of departments via video conferencing, Naidu said, "Polavaram project will definitely complete. Though the centre is not cooperating, we are continuing works without delay. We have to review the problems, reasons, how to surpass them and get works done. All departments should efficiently perform and show best of their talent."Talking about the special status to the state, Naidu said post bifurcation the people of the state feel dejected."Post bifurcation, people of the state feel dejected. Governments should correct it. Otherwise people will become intolerant and frustrated. We have to get special status and funds from the centre. While respecting the sentiments of people, development should be achieved," the Chief Minister said.He told the officials that they should go ahead for development to surpass .
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Gadkari to take forward shipping, infrastructure cooperation on S Korea visit 8.4.2018 General News
India and South Korea will discuss ways to take forward their bilateral cooperation in shipping, ports, inland waterways, highways, river interlinking and infrastructure, during Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's four-day visit starting on Monday, an official statement said.
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Shri Nitin Gadkarito visit Republic of Korea 8.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenationwill be on an official visit to the Republic of Koreafrom 9 April 2018.
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Sanjay Setu pillar sinks partially, traffic movement obstructed 3.4.2018 General News
A pillar on Sanjay Setu sunk partially disrupting the traffic movement going from Bahraich towards Lucknow on Tuesday.The traffic movement came to a standstill after the pillar number five of Sanjay Setu sunk by 6 inches.The bridge situated on the Bahraich-Lucknow road, built over River Ghagra, connects Gonda, Balrampur to the state capital.A team of highly experienced engineers is present at the spot conducting an investigation.A bridge built over Assi Ganga river on Gangotri highway in Uttarakhand collapsed on April 1 this year.
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India to adopt global norms for highway construction calculations 3.4.2018 General News
India will adopt global norms for calculating highways construction from this fiscal after hitting a record 26.92 km road building per day in FY2017-18, which as per international standards is 94.18 lane km, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today. A record 9,829 km of highways were constructed in 2017-18 which comes to 26.92 km of roads per day while the road awards stood at 17,055 km in the just concluded fiscal, thus witnessing about two-folds and five-folds increase in construction and awards of roads respectively. "We are adopting international norms for highways construction from this fiscal. The ministry has so far been calculating construction of National Highways in linear length, which means there is no difference between 1 km of 2-lane with paved shoulders and 1 km with 6-lanes and service roads," Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Gadkari told reporters here. This is not as per internationally adopted norms and the correct ..
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PM pitches for river inter-linking 30.3.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today batted for inter-linking of rivers in the country, saying it can help address the issue of imbalance between areas having excess water and those facing scarcity of the resource. Responding to the question by a student during the 'smart India hackathon', Modi said while 17 per cent of the world population is in India, the country has only four per cent of water. "Water is limited for our population...there are areas which face floods. Then there are rivers which are dry. If there is inter-linking, the problem can be solved," he said, adding river inter-linking is the vision of the government and will come true one day. Earlier, addressing the over one lakh participants through video-conference, who had gathered at multiple locations, Modi said nobody is blessed with all the knowledge of the world. "This applies to governments too...the biggest mistake governments make is to think they alone can bring about change. What brings about change is a ...
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Police bust gang of turtle smugglers 30.3.2018 General News
Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Friday busted an international gang of turtle smugglers and arrested one person from Kanpur.The police have also recovered 27 kg of dried turtle calipee from the accused, identified as Mohammad Salim Sheikh, who hails from West Bengal.The species of turtle calipee that has been recovered from Salim is found around the Ganga, Gomti, Ghaghra and Gandak rivers, read an official note.The accused was taken into custody from Kanpur railway station.During interrogation, Salim had revealed that he was a part of an international gang of turtle smuggling, it added.
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At Smart India Hackathon, PM Narendra Modi gives 'IPPP' mantra 30.3.2018 DNA: Money
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today batted for inter-linking of rivers in the country, saying it can help address the issue of imbalance between areas having excess water and those facing scarcity of the resource. Responding to the question by a student during the 'smart India hackathon', PM Modi said while 17 per cent of the world population is in India, the country has only four per cent of water. "Water is limited for our population...There are areas which face floods. Then there are rivers which are dry. If there is inter-linking, the problem can be solved," he said, adding river inter-linking is the vision of the government and will come true one day. Earlier, addressing the over one lakh participants through video-conference, who had gathered at multiple locations, PM Modi said nobody is blessed with all the knowledge of the world. "This applies to governments too...The biggest mistake governments make is to think they alone can bring about change. What brings about change is a participatory ...
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Centre 'clears' dam in Madhya Pradesh tiger reserve 26.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Madhya Pradesh government's proposed Majhgaon medium irrigation project, which will submerge 78.6 hectare of Panna Tiger Reserve's (PTR) buffer area and require 426.7 hectare of forestland, has been cleared by the environment ministry's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC). While granting in-principle approval for use of forestland from protected forest area, the FAC added a rider that clearance for use of forest falling in PTR's buffer will be given only after the project is granted a wildlife clearance by the National Board for Wildlife. DNA reviewed a copy of the minutes of the FAC meet. The Centre's ambitious Ken-Betwa river linking, which will be inside PTR, will submerge 50 sq km of forest inside the protected area. Even as it gave in-principle approval for forestland use, FAC noted that in 2015 the Panna collector had issued a certificate for diversion of forest for the project before the proposal was approved by Centre. The FAC, thus, asked the regional office of the environment ministry to ...
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Vehicle scrap policy to go for Cab nod in a month: Gadkari 25.3.2018 General News
The proposed vehicle scrap policy for mandatory disposal of more than 20 years old commercial vehicles will go for the Cabinet nod in a month and once brought in, will result in additional flow of Rs 10,000 crore into government coffers, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said. The much-awaited policy was given 'in-principle' approval at a high-level inter-ministerial meeting at the PMO to pave way for scrapping of 20 years old commercial vehicles (CVs) from April 1, 2020. "Old commercial vehicles are responsible for 65 per cent of the vehicular pollution. The policy to scrap these has got nod at a Secretary-level meeting at the PMO. Now stakeholders consultation will be done in a fortnight and it will go to the Cabinet in about a month's time," Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari told PTI in an interview. After the Cabinet nod this will be placed before the GST Council as the concessions that "we are liable to give to buyers of .
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Govt to utilise water from rivers flowing to Pakistan; Gadkari 24.3.2018 General News
The central government has decided to solve the water problems in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan by utilising water from rivers flowing into Pakistan, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today. He said the government has also introduced a new scheme where water will reach farmers through innovative technology using pipe system rather than canals, avoiding land acquisition costs to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore. Gadkari made these remarks in his inaugural address at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry here, according to a release issued by the organisers. Citing the case of the Godavari, where 3000 tmc of water isflowing to the sea, Gadkari said government is constructing adam at Polavaram in Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs 60,000 crore to check Indravati river flow, which is a tributary of Godavari and flows in full spate through a thick forest. "This water can then be carried till the tail end of Tamil Nadu, almost 1,300 km by ...
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Goa mining: Govt will consult attorney general, says Gadkari 20.3.2018 General News
The government will consult the attorney general before picking a legal option in the Goa mining shutdown issue, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said a day after mining workers took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court-imposed ban on the activity. Gadkari, who arrived here last evening, held a series of meetings with various stake-holders and ruling legislators to find a solution to the sensitive issue which has the potential to turn against the ruling BJP government in Goa. "There were many opinions which were expressed by those who met me. Some felt that the Supreme Court order has been wrongly interpreted, while many felt that they were not represented in the apex court due to which the verdict went against the industry," Gadkari said while addressing a press conference tonight. The Union minister, flanked by all the ruling MLAs including from the coalition parties of the BJP, said legal brains would be consulted on the matter. "The stake-holders can also consult their
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Construction of multi-modal terminal at Haldia to start next week 17.3.2018 General News
The formal construction of a multi-modal terminal at Haldia in West Bengal is expected to commence next week with Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari likely to be present at the foundation stone laying ceremony, an official said on Saturday.
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Gadkari likely to kick-start work of IWAI terminals at Haldia 17.3.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari is expected to kick-off the construction work of Inland Waterways Authority of India's multi-modal terminal at Haldia in West Bengal on March 23. "Gadkari (Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources) is expected to lay foundation stone for the multi-modal terminal at Haldia, and the new navigational lock gate and River Information System (RIS) at Farraka," a senior official of IWAI told PTI. The minister will also flag-off RoRo service between Kolkata and Howrah on NW-1, the official said. The modern RIS will work similar to an air traffic control, for monitoring the waterways on real-time basis, officials said. The entire infrastructure for National Waterways-1 will be ready by the end of 2019 as scheduled, IWAI vice-chairman Paravir Pandey said. The IWAI is implementing the Jal Marg Vikas Project for augmenting the navigation capacity of NW-1 from Haldia to Varanasi at a cost of Rs 5,369 crore, with technical and
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No water shortage, need scientific approach to conserve it: 16.3.2018 General News
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said that there was no shortage of water in the country but lack of planning led to most of it flowing into the sea. Gadkari was speaking at the inauguration of the two-day Nadi Mahotsav (River Festival) here on the banks of the Narmada river in the state's Hoshangabad district. Calling water, forests, land and animals invaluable gifts from God, Gadkari said that development could be ensured only if these were preserved. "We have to adopt a scientific approach in the planning and conservation of water in order to ensure a balance," he said. Fondly remembering former Union minister for environment and forests Anil Madhav Dave who started the river festival here, Gadkari said a lot of river conservation works were currently on and it was greatly benefiting people. Dave died on May 18 last year. "We must enhance our efforts to conserve nature including plantation to ensure availability of water. We also have to work to convert waste into ..
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