Chief Secretary Avani Vaish reviewed the progress of under-construction irrigation projects at a meeting at the Mantralaya here today. The Chief Secretary instructed the officers to complete those minor irrigation projects on priority basis whose 80 per cent work has been completed so that they can benefit ensuing crops.
LUCKNOW: Next time you are driving through Bundelkhand or its Mahoba district in particular and luckily manage to spot a pond which also has water in it, think twice before you fill up your water containers for the rest of the journey. For, it may land you in lock-up as it happened with 18 local farmers on Saturday.
With the summer season reaching its peak, shortage of water is beginning to be felt all over the State. There are reports of handpumps going dry at many rural places. For the rural people the handpumps and wells are the only source of water. The situation in six districts of Bundelkhand has become precarious.
NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi's pet project for the water-starved Bundelkhand region has received its first tranche of additional Central assistance well in time for water-harvesting structures, ponds and dug wells to be in place before the monsoon sets in.
Uttar Pradesh has struck riches in the rugged badlands of Bundelkhand. Geologists have found mines of diamond, platinum and gold raising hopes that the region could one day turn into the proverbial El Dorado thereby alleviate the plight of the locals ravaged by drought for years.
In the parched lands of Bundelkhand, officials of the Government of India have found a success story in e-governance, which they now want to replicate across the country to strengthen the flagship scheme of the UPA Government
Treading the path cut out by AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the ministry of water resources intends to seek Cabinet approval for according special category status to districts falling under Bundelkhand region. The districts fall under Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.