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Aadhaar-Enabled Starvation in Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’ 18.1.2018 The Wire

It is evident that prime minister Modi’s ambitious strides in search of a 'New India', coupled with his government’s disdain for welfare, are leaving the basic lifelines of the poor far behind.

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Farmers show way of securing water 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The farmers in Dakshina Kannada face acute shortage of water during the months of April-May. To mitigate the crisis, the farmers in Irde-Balnad villages in Punacha near Vittal have constructed a temporary check dam across the rivulet and have been successful in irrigating 100 acres of farmland. In fact, the farmers were depending on wells and pond for irrigating the farmland during peak summer. With the water shortage, farmers were finding it difficult to irrigate their farmland. However, with the efforts of over 15 farmers to build a temporary check dam, the water crisis for the 100 acres of land has been solved in Irde, Punacha and Balnadu villages. The farmers constructed the temporary check dam using sand from the rivulet. A tarpaulin sheet 200 feet long and 22 feet wide has been used to cover the sandbag. Progressive farmer Srihari Darbe was constructing a bund using the soil and sand across the rivulet 35 years ago. Owing to the shortage of labourers, the construction of bund was stopped in the ...
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State Budget Session from March 12 16.1.2018 Hindu: Home
More funds for clean and healthy rural Telangana, says Chief Minister
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Teenager drowns while attempting to retrieve football 15.1.2018 General News
A teenaged boy today drowned in a check dam while attempting to retrieve a foot ball he was playing near Putturvayal near Gudalur in Nilgiris District. police said a group of youth were playing football and the ball went to the checkdam and some of the boys jumped to take the ball. However, the 17-year-old Mohammed Fahid, who does not know swimming, caught in the slush and could not come out, they said. When others raised an alarm and some persons nearby managed to pull out Fahid, who by then died, police said.
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‘Expecting favourable Cauvery verdict’ 13.1.2018 Hindu: National
State planning to construct check dams across all the rivers to conserve water, says Edappadi
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Budget 2018: What Pranab, Chidambaram & Jaitley did & didn't do in the past 12.1.2018 All Budget Stories
Here are the key highlights of the Union Budgets from 1997 to 2017
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Contruction on 10 irrigation projects to begin soon: Das 11.1.2018 General News
Construction on ten big and small irrigation projects would soon begin, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said today. On the initiative of the chief minister, Water Resources Secretary K K Soan sent proposals to the Centre in this regard, an official release said here. The proposals sent by the state government for those include Budhai reservoir scheme of Deoghar, Shone and Kanhar Pipeline scheme of Garhwa, Dugni Baraj scheme of Saraikela, Tilaiya irrigation scheme of Koderma, Domni streamlet baraj and Kanhar baraj of Garhwa, Shone pipeline scheme of Palamau, Tardiha baraj scheme and saidpur dam of Godda and Radhu reservoir scheme of Ranchi, the release said. The chief minister had on December 18 last year met Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought assistance for irrigation projects, and Gadkari asked to send proposals, the release said. Priority would be given on execution of current irrigation projects and new irrigation projects, the release ...
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Marginalised communities in Rajasthan threaten to boycott Modi visit to Barmer 10.1.2018 Deccan Herald - National
While BJP leaders are leaving no stone unturned to ensure maximum gathering at Prime Minister Narendra Modis foundation stone laying ceremony for Barmer refinery on January 16, the Kharwal community has decided to boycott the event. As a mark of protest, the Kharwal community has threatened to hoist black flags atop their houses on the day. The community has been into salt extraction at Pachpadra (Barmer refinery site) for the last six centuries. They cited obliteration of the salt industry as the reason for boycott. "We have informed the administration about the protest. We will hoist black flags atop our houses in Pachpadra and we will burn the effigy of revenue minister Choudhary for cheating us", Rakesh Kharwal, secretary of the community body, said. He threatened a mass movement if their demands were not met. The community has more than 13 lakh members across the country. In another big jolt to the BJP leadership, Sarpanch Sangh in Barmer has also announced a boycott of the refinery event. Sangh ...
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Comprehensive water policy to drive away drought, says Naidu 8.1.2018 Hindu: News
Government to adopt a four-pronged strategy to ensure farmers’ welfare
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M B Patil hits out at Goa CM for opposing Mahadayi diversion 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Saturday criticised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for objecting to Karnataka's plans of diverting water from Mahadayi to Malaprabha basin. In a statement, Patil condemned Parrikar's latest stand and expressed surprise that BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa was silent. "Parrikar had stated that Goa was willing to discuss release of water to drought-prone regions for drinking purpose. Karnataka's Drought Prone Area Development Programme (DPAP) is located in the Malaprabha basin. But Parrikar is now changing his stand and �has been quoted in media rep
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Groundwater position: entire State in the red 6.1.2018 Hindu: National
Over exploitation goes unchecked
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There is improvement in quality of life, says Naidu 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Attributes it to State’s emphasis on welfare and good governance
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Work on 10th check dam across Kosasthalaiyar after Pongal 5.1.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
5 villages set to benefit; project to be completed in 9 months
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Events, people and places of the year gone by 2.1.2018 Hindu: National
With the dawn of a new year, here are the newsmakers that grabbed spotlight Vellore in 2017
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The jungle man of Coimbatore 1.1.2018 Hindu: S & T
Wild life lover N.I. Jalaluddin is convinced that the way forward in conservation is through young people and he works tirelessly to sensitise them about forests, animals and birds
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New taluk with Gujiliamparai as headquarters: CM 31.12.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday announced that a new taluk with Gujiliamparai as headquarters would be established bifurcating Vedasandur block.Dindigul city would have a 19.25-km by...
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Restoring the glory of Padmatheertham pond in Thiruvananthapuram 29.12.2017 Hindu: News
Padmatheertham pond, now under renovation, had a well-planned system in place to maintain the quality of water
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India inks $318 mn World Bank loan for TN irrigation scheme 27.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The governments of India and Tamil Nadu on Tuesday signed an agreement with the World Bank for the multilateral lender to provide a $318 million loan for modernisation of irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu, improve market opportunities for small and marginal farmers and their adoption of climate resilient techniques.
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Wells to be recharged 27.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Schools, hospitals under Jalasree
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World Bank to provide $318 mn loan for Tamil Nadu irrigation projects 26.12.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Gireesh BabuThe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of World Bank, will provide a $318 million loan for the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation Project to promote climate resilient agriculture technologies, improve water mangement practices and increase market opportunities for small and marginal farmers. About 500,000 farmers, of which a majority are small and marginal, are expected to benefit from improved and modernized tank irrigation systems.The Government of India, the Government of Tamil Nadu and the World Bank today signed a loan agreement in this regard. The project will rehabilitate and modernise about 4,800 irrigation tanks and 477 check dams, spread across 66 sub-basins, in delivering bulk water to irrigation systems. The loan has a five year grace period and a maturity of 19 years.A water-stressed state, Tamil Nadu continue to experience water shortages which are expected to further worsen in the future. The works on irrigation ...
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