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Declare ERCP a national project: Vasundhara Raje

Raje requested Union Minister Gadkari to share 60% of its estimated cost of Rs 37k crore


Nov 26, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

Hopes raised for Pakistan-India water dispute resolution

The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 after nine years of negotiations between Pakistan and India with the help of the World Bank, which is a signatory. 

Aug 10, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

Rains, avalanches claim 8 lives in J&K, but floods recede

Eight persons were killed in three days of recent heavy rains and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, but with weather clearing, the water levels in all swollen rivers, streams and lakes in the valley have started receding, officials said on Friday.

Apr 07, 2017, 19:58 PM IST

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.

Mar 16, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

Groundwater levels plunge, contamination rises, crisis grows

Sandeep Pai & Prathamesh Mulye/IANS

Mar 14, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

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.

Mar 04, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

'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.

Nov 17, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2015, 23:41 PM IST

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."

Jul 14, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

India to face acute water shortages by 2050

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

Jul 13, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

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).

Jul 02, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

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.

Jul 01, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

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.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:27 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

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.

Apr 07, 2015, 21:28 PM IST