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Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:28

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.

163 large and medium irrigation projects delayed: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:31

A total of 163 large and medium irrigation projects are delayed, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

Union Budget 2014-15: Agri industry gives mixed reaction to Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:05

The Budget's proposals to boost irrigation, agri-research and food processing have been received well by the industry.

Union Budget 2014: Govt announces Rs 1,500 cr for irrigation, checking prices

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:21

Faced with a drought-like situation and high food prices, the government today announced a Rs 1,000 crore scheme to boost irrigation and also set up Rs 500 crore price stabilisation fund to rein in food inflation.

Cauvery irrigation corporation appeals to farmers to end protest for water

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 21:46

Cauvery Niravari Nigam Limited (irrigation corporation) on Saturday requested the farmers living in the river belt to end their protest and cooperate with the Water Resources Department by withdrawing their demand for release of available water into the Vishveswaraya Canal.

Punjab wants BBMB irrigation member from state

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:14

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged Union Minister Piyush Goyal to appoint a Bhakra Beas Management Board member (Irrigation) from Punjab to ensure neutrality in the functioning of the esteemed organisation.

Tribal Affairs Min names member for Polavaram Project Authority

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 09:28

The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has nominated its member to the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) even as the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana find themselves at odds with each other over the displacement of thousands of tribals for the irrigation project.

Water conservation issue of concern: HP Irrigation Min

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:28

Expressing concern over emerging challenges due to climate change and increasing population, Himachal Pradesh Irrigation minister Vidya Stokes today said comprehensive planning was needed to ensure conservation of ground water and increase in food production.

BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:20

BJP has demanded an independent probe by the CBI and the ED into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra.

Essar Steel bags order to supply 1.2 lakh tonne of steel pipes

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:57

Essar Steel today said it has bagged an order to supply 1.2 lakh tonnes of steel pipes to Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation project of the Gujarat government.

No looking back on Polavaram irrigation project: Venkaiah

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 00:49

There is no looking back on the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh and the government will stick to its decision to construct the dam, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Cost overrun of Rs 47,427 cr in Maharashtra irrigation projects: CAG

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 00:00

Of the 601 ongoing irrigation projects in Maharashtra, there was a cost overrun of Rs 47,427.10 crore in 363, while in 83 out of 87 test-checked projects, the cost overrun was to the extent of Rs 12,807.64 crore, said the CAG report tabled in Maharashtra legislature on Saturday.