Maharashtra Govt to focus on water conservation to tackle drought

Stating that water scarcity is an issue of grave concern for several regions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his government would focus on water conservation to make the state drought-free within a specific timeframe.

Rawat favours small dams to solve drinking water problem

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed the authorities to expedite irrigation and flood control projects on the banks of rivers in the state.

Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study
Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study

Despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, researchers have found that it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years.

29 storage dams operating at below normal capacity: CEA

Water level at storage dams across the country has gone down due to scanty monsoon adversely impacting irrigation and hydel generation.

Himachal Pradesh Minister Vidya Stokes rejects news about her resignation

Himachal Pradesh Irrigation and Pubic Health Minister Vidya Stokes on Friday expressed her anger over media reports that she has tendered her resignation and threatened to sue the mediapersons concerned in the court.

Centre to give funds to states to complete irrigation projects

The Centre has decided to provide financial assistance to state governments for early completion of various incomplete major, medium and minor irrigation projects.

Naidu releases white paper on irrigation sector

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today released a white paper on the irrigation sector to highlight the "follies" of the erstwhile Congress government.

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

The government plans to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water purposes in the country, Parliament was informed today.

Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

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

Punjab wants BBMB irrigation member from state

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.

Jayalalithaa orders release of water from 3 dams in west TN

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ordered release of water from three dams in west Tamil Nadu to facilitate irrigation of farming lands in this region.

Irrigation scam: AAP demands dismissal of Ajit Pawar

The Aam Aadmi Party demanded the immediate dismissal of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for his alleged role into the irrigation scam.

3 lakh hectares of land in East Godavari to be irrigated: Reddy

Three lakh hectares of land in East Godavari district will be irrigated by March, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced Sunday.

Local MLAs should decide on pending irrigation works: Chavan

Elected representatives should take an initiative and decide on prioritising pending irrigation projects in their respective areas, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan said.

Maharashtra irrigation scam: Arvind Kejriwal to release black paper

In response to the White Paper on irrigation in Maharashtra, Arvind Kejriwal will release an exhaustive "Black Paper".

`White Paper on Irrigation is not a probe report`

The Nationalist Congress Party Thursday said that the White Paper on irrigation projects in Maharashtra was not an enquiry report but a compilation of the status of various projects in the state.

Kejriwal`s party prepares ‘Black Paper’ on irrigation in Maha

In response to White Paper on irrigation prepared by Mahaa`s Water Resources Dept, the Aam Aadmi Party has prepared a "Black Paper" on the issue.

AP Govt to re-submit documents on Penganga project

The Ministry of Environment and Forest has shown red flag to Andhra Pradesh government`s irrigation project on lower Penganga river in Adilabad district.

Maha: Probe ordered against 45 irrigation officials

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered a high level probe against 45 officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation.

Omar for achieving self-sufficiency in irrigation

Describing agriculture as the mainstay of state`s economy, J&K CM pressed for enhancing irrigation potential to increase farm productivity in the state.