PM Narendra Modi's new growth recipe - Just add water

PM Narendra Modi's new growth recipe - Just add water

Modi`s budget has allocated a record $18 billion in the federal budget to expand irrigation and recharge aquifers - two thirds of that could come from overseas loans.

Groundwater levels plunge, contamination rises, crisis grows

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Five years ago, when Ramakant Desai, 55, hired a drilling rig to sink a borewell to irrigate his maize fields, he struck water at 200 ft. Today, the rig must drill more than four times as deep to 900 ft.

Another FIR likely in Maharashtra irrigation scam this week, Bombay HC told

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will register one more FIR this week against contractors and officials in connection with bungling in another major irrigation project in the alleged Rs 70,000-crore scam, the Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court.

'Israel can share experiences with Puducherry in several areas'

Israel can share its experiences with Puducherry in several areas, a top official of the country said on Tuesday.

West Bengal takes up project to provide water for irrigation: Mamata

 In a bid to conserve surface and rain water to provide round the year assured irrigation, the West Bengal government has taken up a project to construct around 800 check dams and other water harvesting structures, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Need to find new ways of irrigation: Government

Amid the rainfall deficit which has adversely hit agricultural output across India, the government on Monday pitched for conceiving new ways of irrigation.

Centre to spend Rs 50,000 cr on agri sector, bring crop insurance: Arun Jaitley

Admitting that the condition of farmers is a "matter of concern", Jaitley said, "In the coming time, we have plans to spend Rs 50,000 crore on farming and irrigation sectors in the country."

India to face acute water shortages by 2050

By 2050, India will face acute freshwater stress or shortages.

Govt to spend Rs 50,000 crore under new irrigation scheme

With an eye on improving farm productivity, the government will spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

Govt to spend Rs 50,000 cr over 5 years on Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: FM

The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) will have an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore over a period of five years (2015-16 to 2019-20), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Cabinet clears scheme for providing irrigation to all villages

In order to reduce farm sector's dependence on monsoon, the Centre on Wednesday approved a central scheme for providing irrigation facility to every village by converging the ongoing schemes being implemented by various ministries.

Haryana govt preparing scheme for providing water to fields

 Haryana government is preparing a special scheme to provide water to every field by bringing canal water through community ponds to adjoining fields.

DNA: When will India's dependency on rain end?

DNA: India is an agrarian country, and even after numerous technological innovations, its dependency on rain continues.

PM pushes for expediting projects in irrigation, affordable housing, toilets

He reviewed the status of stalled projects in the infrastructure sector and was apprised of the steps being taken to enhance infrastructure creation in accordance with his vision for the 75th year of India's Independence, a PMO statement said.

PM Modi pushes for expediting projects in irrigation, affordable housing, toilets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pushed for expediting projects in the areas of irrigation, affordable housing and toilets as he chaired a high-level meeting on infrastructure with focus on rural development, power, coal, renewable energy and petroleum and natural gas.

El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?

El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?

The Indian agriculture sector, which is already reeling from unseasonal rains that have been lashing parts of the country for several weeks, could face more trouble in the form of El Nino.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down?

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down? Part-2

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

There are strong indications that the Hindu Kush, a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas, would be warmer and precipitation would increase, international water experts said on Sunday.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.