India faces the risk of devastating drought as monsoon rains are likely to have a shortfall of 70% in the years ahead, as climate change shakes up global weather phenomena, recent research and

Having made no headway in resolving the longstanding Munak Canal imbroglio, the Delhi Government has written to the Cabinet Secretariat to call for a meeting by the Group of Ministers headed by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to put an end to the dispute.

Delhi and Haryana have been sparring over release of additional water for Delhi through the Munak Canal. Delhi claims that as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two States, Delhi stands to get an additional 80 MGD of water over and above the quantum that it receives. Haryana on the other hand has been contesting this claim and maintains that 80 MGD is part of the quantum that Delhi receives.

SSNNL Too Gets Notice For Poor Maintenance

Gujarat high court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) over a PIL emphasizing the poor condition of sub-minor canals because of non-maintenance. A bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala sought an explanation from the authorities for the condition of these small canals near Dholka, Dhandhuka and in Central Gujarat. This came about after the petitioner, Amrish Patel from Jan Sangharsh Manch, placed photographs showing the dilapidated canals before the court.

While allegations of irrigationrelated illegalities continue to fly thick and fast, with Maharashtra at the epicenter, the status of irrigation projects across the country presents a dismal picture

Project-affected villagers pitch for technical and financial audit

It took 37 years to complete the Rajiv Sagar project on the tributary of the Wainganga river in the Godawari basin. The project, a joint venture between the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments, was started in 1975, with an approved cost of Rs 23 crore. However, this rose to a whopping Rs 1,407 crore. While Maharashtra contributed Rs 749 crore, Rs 658 crore came from Madhya Pradesh.

Even as the state government has shown concern about the poor rainfall in the drought-hit Marathwada, it has not taken any action against those responsible for the multi-crore scam in the region.

New Delhi: The annual cleaning of the Ganga Canal is likely to create problems for the capital this year.

Aims to solve drinking water problems of Patiala city

MUMBAI: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has sought the state government's okay to launch an "open inquiry" against irrigation minister Sunil Tatkare over allegations of land grab and disproportionate as

MUMBAI: A non-existing company owned by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti bagged irrigation projects worth Rs 1,350 crore in Maharashtra in 2007-08.