User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Aid :: WB
Last updated: Mar 27 2018 16:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Development of tourism destinations/circuits with foreign assistance is a continuous process: Tourism Minister 27.3.2018 General News
The details of External Assistance received for the development of tourism infrastructure and other related activities are as follows:
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16% Delhi households have no access to piped water supply: Survey 19.3.2018 General News
Over 16 per cent households in the national capital do not have access to piped water supply despite the Delhi government's promise of ensuring the same by the end of 2017, the Economic Survey (2017-18) said today. Presenting the budget last year, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had resolved to provide piped water supply to all authorised and unauthorised colonies as well as the JJ clusters by the end of 2017. According to the survey, water supply has been made available to 1,209 unauthorised colonies in the city till December, 2017. It said 12.30 per cent households in the city have access to handpump and tube wells, while 4.28 per cent households have to rely on water tankers for their daily needs. As per the 2011 census, there are 33.41 lakh households in Delhi, of which 27.16 lakh households get supply of water through pipelines. The survey said the 18 million population of Delhi was getting water supply through a network comprising 14,000 km long pipelines and more ...
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Drinking water, sanitation ministry awarded for implementing e-office 15.3.2018 General News
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has been awarded for implementing e-office in departments under it, the ministry said in a statement today. A certificate of appreciation was handed over to the ministry by Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, yesterday. It was received by Satyabrata Sahu, Joint Secretary and Seemantinee Sengupta, Senior Technical Director, HOD, NIC-MDWS, on behalf of the ministry at a function held at the Ministry of Personnel, Grievances and Pension. E-office is one of the projects under Digital India programme which allows 'paperless' working. "The ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has the distinction of making 100 per cent use of e-office. In the ministry, the entire e-office suite was implemented in the first week of December, 2014 and since then it is being used by all stakeholders in the ministry," the statement said. It also said all files in the ministry are ...
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ADB to give $84 mn loan for water projects in Bihar 23.2.2018 General News
Multi-lateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a USD 84 million loan agreement to finance water supply projects in two cities of Bihar. The loan will finance water supply improvements and expansion in Bhagalpur and Gaya towns in Bihar, ADB said in a statement. This is the second tranche of ADB's USD 200 million multi-tranche financing facility for Bihar Urban Development Investment Programme, which was approved in 2012. The Manila-headquartered funding facility is aimed at providing sustainable urban infrastructure and services in Bhagalpur, Gaya, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. "The Project 2 will improve access to better quality and sustainable water supply for the people of Bhagalpur and Gaya towns. It will also promote better water management practices that will result in a citywide coverage with 24-hour uninterrupted supply of treated water of 135 liters per capita per day in both cities, said Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (Multilateral ...
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​Government of India signs a MoU with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 23.2.2018 General News
During the signing ceremony, Indian side appreciated the contribution of IDRC in supporting quality research in various fields including finance, agriculture, industry and health in India.
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HC directs TN govt to give relief to kin of manual scavengers 19.2.2018 General News
The Madras High Courttoday directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction when A Narayanan, representing Change India NGO, made a mention of the death of three persons while performing manual scavenging at the hotel in Sriperumbudur, 50 km from here, on February 14. To this the bench said, "They must be compensated immediately." Requesting the bench to take up the public interest litigation (PIL) with regard to manual scavenging, Narayanan submitted that despite awareness being created about the social evil, the employment of manual scavengers continued. On his part, the government counsel submitted that already two persons were arrested in connection with the incident and more arrests are likely to be made.
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NDB okays 1st tranche of $100 mn loan for Rajasthan water project 15.2.2018 General News
The New Development Bank (NDB) has signed a loan agreement of USD 100 million with the government for financing a water project in Rajasthan. The loan agreement for financing of Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for the desert areas was signed between the Government of India and NDB on February 13, 2018, an official statement said today. The loan is the first tranche of the USD 345 million by the NDB under the multi tranche financing facility for this project. "The objective of this project is to rehabilitate the 678 km long Indira Gandhi Canal system built during 1958-63 to prevent seepage, conserve water, and enhance water use efficiency as mandated by both national and state level policies on water use," the finance ministry said in a statement. The project benefits include arresting the seepage by rehabilitating the deteriorating canal lining of the Indira Gandhi Nahar Project (IGNP) which needs urgent attention; rehabilitation of waterlogged areas; modernisation and ...
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World Bank commits USD 100 mn to boost rural economy of TN 30.1.2018 General News
The government and World Bank today signed a USD 100 million (about Rs 6,400 crore) loan agreement to promote rural economy in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts, benefiting over 4 lakh people. The funding aimed at promoting rural enterprises, facilitate their access to finance, and create employment opportunities for youth particularly women, the finance ministry said in a statement. The Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project will create an enabling environment for producer organisations and enterprises to promote businesses across select value chains, it said. "Based on the analysis, communities will identify commodities and subsectors in the value chain for preparing business plans. 30 per cent of the financing for these business plans will be through a matching grant programme from the project and the remaining 70 per cent will be leveraged from other financial institutions," it said. It will also specifically support eligible households from ...
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Central nod for Jalanidhi Phase 3 26.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Plan to take drinking water to 50 more panchayats
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Shriram EPC secures order worth Rs 84 crore 23.1.2018 General News
From Drinking Water & Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand
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The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank sign $120 million Loan Agreement to improve access to Water Supply Services 23.1.2018 General News
The Uttarakhand Water Supply Program for Peri-Urban Areas will help the State increase water supply coverage as well as ensure sustainable water supply service delivery in peri-urban areas. It will develop and implement a service-oriented and efficient water supply policy for peri-urban areas, strengthen the current monitoring and evaluation systems, and provide dedicated incentives for preparation and adoption of water supply 'master-plans' in peri-urban areas.
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Government signs $120 mn loan agreement for Uttarakhand water supply 22.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The central government on Monday said it has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand.
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World Bank, India ink $120 mn pact for improved water supply in Uttarakhand 22.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Over 700,000 people residing in peri-urban areas of the state are expected to benefit from the programme
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Positive signs on externalfunding process, says CS 3.1.2018 Hindu: News
‘A part of ₹16,000-cr. loan likely to materialise in 3 months’
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Rethinking Japan’s Investment in Manipur 11.11.2017 Kangla Online
Rethinking Japan’s Investment in Manipur
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The quest for groundwater in post-colonial India 8.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The story of how the exploration of aquifers under the earth's surface in India became an agricultural endeavour rather than geological.
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India wants to invest in Afghanistan's Shahtoot Dam: Afghan Minister 11.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Kabul [Afghanistan], August 11 : Afghanistan's Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani has said India and the World Bank (WB) have shown interest to invest in the country's Shahtoot water dam project.
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Kerala may earn 'bad debtor' tag 7.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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More funds to rejuvenate wells, lakes and sink borewells 17.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Hyderabad has a waterhole for summer 4.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
All reservoirs are full, and supply from the Krishna and Godavari projects will suffice, say officials
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