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Category: Dam Siltation
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‘Umiam reservoir faces no threat from siltation in 100 years’ 21.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Umiam reservoir faces no threat from siltation in 100 years’
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100 lakes to be cleaned 14.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The local community should play a key role in checking encroachments in the water bodies to ensure its original storage, said Rohini R. Bhajibhakare,
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MLAs list civic issues at GVMC meeting 13.4.2018 Hindu: News
Water supply to hill-slope areas sought
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Dredging of Umiam reservoir not cost effective: James 11.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 11: Dredging of the Umiam reservoir to eliminate the silt deposits and enhance the storage capacity is not an attractive proposition for the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government as informed by State Power Minister, James Sangma who has put under question the effectiveness of such an operation.
“The cost of dredging even this insignificant volume of 1.53% of the live storage will involve a cost of about Rs 41 crores at the rate of Rs 189 per cubic metre (2004) which is not economically viable,” James said in the Assembly on Wednesday while quoting a report on the siltation study conducted by M/s Tojo Vikas (India) Pvt Ltd (TVIPL).

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11,247 Maha villages turned 'water neutral' in 2 yrs: Fadnavis 11.4.2018 General News
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that 11,247 villages in the state have become 'water neutral' in the last two years under the government's flagship 'Jalkukt Shivar' scheme. He said this year 5,031 villages have been selected to be made water neutral (self-sufficient in water resources) and another 6,200 villages have been identified for 2018-19. The chief minister revealed these figures while interacting with the district collectors and zilla parishad CEOs via video-conferencing. During the interaction, he reviewed the progress of different schemes like Jalyukt Shivar, Farm Pond on Demand, Galmukta Dharan-Galyukt Shivar (silt-free reservoirs, fertile farmland) and Housing for All. Fadnavis directed the officials to complete before June all the necessary work in the villages selected under the 'Jalkukt Shivar' scheme this year. "Rs 1,000 crore will be released tomorrow for the completion of work," he said. Under the Farm Pond on Demand scheme, work .
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Desilting of Water Bodies 22.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
De-siltation of water bodies and dams is prime responsibility of owners of water bodies and dam owners who are generally State Governments or Central PSUs like BBMB, NHPC etc.  In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR) provides technical and financial assistance to encourage sustainable development and efficient management of water resources through various schemes and programmes such as Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of water bodies scheme and Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Programme (DRIP).
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Bengaluru water scarcity: There is still hope on the horizon 21.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Bengaluru may be in danger of losing its water supply. There is, however, a larger plan in place
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There is still hope on the horizon 21.3.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Bengaluru may be in danger of losing its water supply. There is, however, a larger plan in place
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After many decades, four city reservoirs to be desilted this summer 13.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Three-year project to restore original capacity of 11,000 million cubic feet
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After many decades, four city reservoirs to be desilted this summer 13.3.2018 Hindu: Health
Three-year project to restore original capacity of 11,000 million cubic feet
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Government allows lifting of silt from dam 10.3.2018 Hindu: Other States

With the water level going down, the government has allowed lifting of silt from the water spread area of Mettur Dam from March 12.

This will help in cleaning the dam.

The government

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Cabinet approves ₹31 crore bridge-cum-barrage project 4.3.2018 Hindu: Home

District in-charge Minister M.B. Patil has said that the State Cabinet has approved the ₹31 crore project for strengthening the Korti-Kolhar bridge-cum-barrage in Basavanabagewadi taluk.

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Joint panel for Ithai Barrage set up: CM 23.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Joint panel for Ithai Barrage set up: CM
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Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal 22.2.2018 The Wire

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said putting Rohingya on the low-lying island would be a "temporary arrangement" to ease congestion at the camps in Cox's Bazar.

The post Floating Island: New Home for Rohingya Refugees Emerges in Bay of Bengal appeared first on The Wire.

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Karapuzha reservoir struggles for survival 13.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Construction activities lead to silt being deposited in huge quantities
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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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KWA invites tenders for desilting Aruvikkara 12.2.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Last summer, accumulation of silt halved the dam capacity
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Complete pending construction works: District in-charge minister 1.1.2018 deccanherald.com
District in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj instructed the officials to immediately execute all the pending proposed construction works. Speaking at the engineers meet held at taluk panchayat, recently, the minister said, "In Udupi assembly constituency, as many as 4,481 works are taken up at a cost of Rs 515.80 crore from May 8, 2013 to December 20, 2017. The proposed works should be completed as the poll code of conduct would be imposed shortly." Of the total proposed works, 453 construction works are in progress which are taken up at the cost of Rs 139.40 crore. Rs 424 works are approved for the cost of Rs 163.27 crore and would be taken up shortly. The number of completed works include, 2,695 road works, 10 bridges, 137 structures, 21 vented dams, 14 de-silting works of the ponds, 43 school buildings, 1,099 irrigation related projects, 176 sea walls and 26 works for developing infrastructural facilities at Malpe shore, five fisheries jetty are among others. The minister questioned officials for the ...
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MCC drops proposal to draw water from Lakhya dam 30.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer said that the proposal to draw water from Lakhya Dam built by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) at Kudremukh has been dropped. Speaking at the council meeting here on Saturday he said that the Supreme Court had not permitted the Mangaluru City Corporation to pump water from the dam. As the pipelines are filled with silt, the required quantity of water could not be drawn from the dam. Illegal building Corporator Mohammed said that a building is coming up illegally on 3 acres of land earmarked for Vajpayee Vasathi Yojane. In spite of bringing the issue to the notice of the Commissioner, no action has been initiated. Corporator Dayananda asked why there was a delay in finalising the list of beneficiaries for the housing scheme in Mangaluru North Assembly constituency. The MCC Commissioner replied to this by saying that Ashraya Samithi headed by MLA Mohiuddin Bava has finalised 600 beneficiaries for the housing scheme. A Detailed Project ...
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Minor irrigation works to get funding under MGNREGS 24.12.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Local bodies can take up the projects
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