User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Watershed-Devt
Last updated: Nov 16 2017 02:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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MoU signed for watershed development projects 16.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
VA Tech Wabag, one of the leading firms in water technology, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with NABARD, the apex institution for agriculture and rural development, and voluntary organ...
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Young leaders working under 'SBI Youth for India' felicitated 3.11.2017 DNA: India
Thirteen months in remote villages of different states, living amongst strangers, working on projects that will benefit the community at large, taught 53 youngsters the meaning of selfless service. These young boys and girls were part of a 13-month long programme called SBI Youth For India, devised to bridge the rural-urban divide, using the young blood as a catalyst. These youths were felicitated for different projects they worked upon during the fellowship by the State Bank of India at SBI Academy here on Thursday. From women empowerment, environment conservation, watershed development, female reproduction health, the project was "life-altering" according to the youths. 22-year-old Jaswanth Dadi, an engineering graduate remembers how a visit to Bandgaun, a village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan, made him realise the significance of water. As he went around talking to villagers, each one came up with one common woe - water scarcity. Making matters worse was the huge quantity of fluoride in it that made ...
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Supreme Court notice to state over 'misappropriation' of MNREGA funds 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Karnataka government on a plea for a CBI probe into allegations of corruption and misappropriation of over Rs 10 crore of MNREGA funds by the officials of the Watershed Development Department, Kollegal in Chamarajanagar district. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud sought response from the state government's departments of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Agriculture, among others, on a special leave petition filed by Bengaluru-resident K N Somashekar. The petitioner, represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan, contended that the investigation into allegation of misappropriation of public money of more than Rs 10 crores has been closed in a very manipulative manner allegedly by the then CEO of Zilla Panchayat. He challenged the High Court of Karnataka's order of March 24. The high court and the Lokayukta have accepted the enquiry report filed by the CEO, Zilla Panchayat favoring his own department, ...
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Call to trace and revive lost waterbodies 3.10.2017 Hindu: Madurai
‘Green river’ and ‘Green phoenix’ projects launched
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On Neeranchal scheme lies future of rain-dependent farmers (Comment: Special to IANS) 29.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
India's rain-fed areas are amongst the most challenging for the sustenance of the agrarian economy. These village economies are almost entirely single-cropped areas with scanty rainfall, prone to frequent droughts, soil erosion, fragile pasture lands necessitating large-scale cattle migration, depleting water tables, low employment opportunities and chronic poverty levels.
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Agriculture Ministry readies 7 point strategy to double farmers income 8.9.2017 ET: Agriculture
The ministry is also working to address concerns of farmers on crop loss and giving a push to allied activities such as encouraging horticulture, dairying, fisheries, poultry and beekeeping among others, it said.
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WOTR bags UN award for work on land degradation 5.8.2017 Hindu: States
Second Pune-based NGO in recent months to bag major UN award
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Belagavi ZP’s water conversation project, Jalamruta, wins award 3.7.2017 Hindu: News
Water conservation projects taken up by the Belagavi Zilla Panchayat to find a long-term solution to the drought of 2016 have won the Union Panchayatraj Ministry’s award for effective MGNREGA implemen...
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Belagavi’s water conservation project Jalamruta bags award 25.6.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Water conservation projects taken up by the Belagavi zilla panchayat to find a long term solution to the drought have won the Union Panchayat Raj Ministry’s award for effective Mahatma Gandhi Nationa...
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Now states to be ranked on efficient water management 14.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
States across India would soon be ranked on their efficient management of water resources as the NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index to assess them and to encourage them to improve their rating.
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Little local involvement as 50 mining districts set to spend $900 mn 13.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Piped water supply to construction of hostels to stadiums, local governments have big plans for the $900 million collected from mining companies under a 2015 law, but the people living in these districts have not been involved in deciding where the money will be spent, according an analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
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Little local involvement as 50 mining districts set to spend Rs 5,800 cr 13.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Total amount likely to be higher as Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu yet to set up DMFs in all districts
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LSGIs to chart river revival plan 9.6.2017 Hindu: National
Focus on watershed management of Varattar and Aadi-Pampa rivers
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Price water right, recycle sewage to combat crisis, secure future 9.6.2017 TOI: India
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Master plan to be prepared for Kanampuzha river revival 25.5.2017 Hindu: News
5,000 saplings to be planted along the banks of the river
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For sustainable livelihoods 15.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
If you are a farmer in Sirsi-Siddapur part of Uttara Kannada district looking to construct a rainwater harvesting tank or looking for skilled labourers to harvest the areca crop, but don't know where to go, look no further than Manuvikasa. Based in Siddapur taluk in Uttara Kannada district, the non-profit organisation caters to these requirements of farmers, and more. Manuvikasa was started in 2003 by a group of rural youths with the motto of social transformation. The organisation focuses on the issues of sustainable livelihood, natural resources management and conservation, women empowerment, and educational support to the underprivileged children. "We have a practical approach on sustainability and conservation," says Ganapathi Bhat, director of Manuvikasa. The organisation has a staff of 60 to manage and monitor everyday work, apart from volunteers from different walks of life. "Being a farmer myself, I have witnessed the difficulties faced by poor farmers. This prompted me to start this ...
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Ooty flower show to begin on May 19 15.5.2017 Hindu: National
More than 15,000 potted plants to be on display at the three-day show
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PM reviews progress of 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana' 30.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the progress of the "Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana" (PMKSY), the flagship irrigation programme of the government, an official said.
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States to be ranked on their water management 19.3.2017 TOI: India
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Check dams to replenish ground water 15.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The multi-arch buttress check dams built by the Bidar zilla panchayat in 2005, revolutionised the method of rainwater harvesting across the district. After 12 years, they have been recognised by the S...
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