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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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Declaration of inter-linking of rivers as National Projects 15.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ken-Betwa (K-B) link project was declared as a National Project by Government of India in February, 2008, as per the then existing norms for consideration of any project as National Project. No other Inter-linking of Rivers (ILR) project has so far been declared as National project.
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Goa BJP MPs to meet Gadkari tomorrow on mining issue 11.3.2018 General News
Goa's three BJP MPs will meet Union minister Nitin Gadkari tomorrow to iron out issues plaguing the state's mining sector. They will also seek an appointment with BJP president Amit Shah, party leaders said. This comes a few days after an all-party delegation met Gadkari and other Union ministers on March 5 but came back without any assurance. The Supreme Court in a recent judgment quashed 88 mining leases in the state and banned the extraction of fresh ore from March 15. It also suggested to the state government to auction the leases. The delegation to Delhi will comprise the party's two Lok Sabha MPs from the state- Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar- and Vinay Tendulkar of the Rajya Sabha. "All the three of us will meet Gadkari tomorrow in Delhi as we want the Centres intervention to save the mining industry from this crisis," said Tendulkar. He added that the delegation would invite Gadkari to Goa to have discussions on the issue with BJP legislators as well as its ..
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Woman BJP functionary slaps farmer leader in Tamil Nadu, says she acted in defense 10.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
A woman BJP functionary allegedly slapped farmer leader P Ayyakannu when he used "derogatory" words against her for opposing his pamphlet distribution at a temple complex.
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Water transfer: Gadkari for use of underground pipes of large diameter 9.3.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today pitched for use of underground pipes of large diameter to transfer water over traditional systems such as canal to avoid high cost, displacement of people, water thefts and its wastage. Inaugurating a workshop by WAPCOS, a public sector enterprise under the Water Resources Ministry, on 'Use of Large Diameter Pipes for Mega Water Conveyance Systems', he noted that 25 per cent to 30 per cent of the country's agricultural workforce migrates from rural to urban areas only due to irrigation problem and resultant difficulties related to agricultural. Lack of water is one of the major reasons for crop failure, which results in farmer suicides, the water resources minister said, adding the problem has to be addressed by transporting water from where it is available to scarcity-hit places. "Alternate technology is the need of the hour for mega water conveyance systems in the country use of underground large diameter pipes can help transferring water and avoid
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Woman BJP functionary 'slaps' TN farmer leader Ayyakannu 9.3.2018 General News
A woman BJP functionary allegedly slapped farmer leader P Ayyakannu when he used "derogatory" words against her for opposing his pamphlet distribution at a temple complex. The incident, which occurred yesterday and was captured on camera, went viral today. The woman, identified as Nellaiyammal of BJP, is seen asking the public at Tiruchendur Subramania Swamy temple not to receive pamphlets from Ayyakannu and allegedly calls him a "fraud." She also objects to him distributing pamphlets in the temple precincts. The pamphlets, according to Ayyakannu, president,National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association, covers issues like dangers of Genetically Modified seeds, need for Cauvery Water Management Board, comprehensive crop insurance, remunerative prices for farmers and linking rivers. Ayyakannu claimed that the pamphlet distribution was outside the main temple complex and near the seashore, while local BJP leaders said it was the outer temple precincts. The .
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Allocation for water resources up 9.3.2018 Hindu: National
Aim is to make State drought-proof using best techniques
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Inter-Linking of Rivers 8.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation in August 1980 for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Under the NPP, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) identified 30 links (16 under Peninsular Component & 14 under Himalayan Component) for preparation of Feasibility Reports (FRs).
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'Cauvery dispute will end with this judgment' 6.3.2018 Rediff: News
'According to politicians, farmers are the fourth grade citizens of India.'
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