SSNNL-Sponsored Survey Flies In The Face Of State Govt’s Claims Of Drought

Gandhinagar: A just-published study, sponsored by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL), suggests that even the existing incomplete canal network should have considerably eased the current scarcity conditions, claimed to be prevailing in large parts of Gujarat. The study acquires significance, as it comes almost about the same time when the Gujarat government regarded “lack of rains” as the chief criterion to declare 91 out of 225 talukas as “scarcity hit”. Based on the same, the state has demanded Rs 18,000 crore from the Centre as drought relief.

The State government will install solar panels along the irrigation canals to generate power for lifting water. The project will be implemented in Yadgir, Raichur and Bijapur districts in the first phase.

Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Wednesday that it had been planned to install 10,000 solar panels along the one lakh-kilometre length of irrigation canals.

The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) will help the Rajasthan Government revamp the half-century-old Chambal canal system which caters to the irrigation needs of the Hadauti districts of Kota, Bundi and Baran. The Hadauti region is known for its grain and cereal production including export quality Bundi rice, thanks to its comparatively better water availability.

The fund for the revamp of the canal system forms part of a total loan assistance of Rs.1,833 crore from NABARD to Rajasthan under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF-XVIII) and the NABARD Development Assistance (NIDA) in the current financial year. The other major projects include two roads -- Alwar-Behror-Narnul Road and Jaipur-Nagaur Road -- rural village roads and major district roads.

Weeks after hiking the annual plan outlay for Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh by over 20 per cent, the UPA government on Friday opened its coffers once again pledging Rs 2,915 crore to fund an

The Canolly canal and the Kallayi river will be de-silted soon with assistance from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar said here on Tuesday.

Approval of the Shipping and Navigation Department had been obtained for deepening the Canolly canal at a cost of Rs.4.6 crore. The project envisaged deepening the 11-km stretch of the canal from Elathur to Kallai.

JAMMU, July 26: Terming effective Panchayats as essential component for rural emancipation, Minister for Medical Education, R.S.Chib, today emphasized the need for stronger coordination between the

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court for a direction to the Centre to convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority immediately to perform its statutory obligations and approve the distress sharing formula evolved by the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) for sharing of flows of the Cauvery in view of the prevailing distress situation in Tamil Nadu.

In its application, the State said: “During the current irrigation year, 2012-2013, though the southwest monsoon is not vigorous in the Cauvery catchment of Karnataka, the State has received 21.9 tmcft in its four major reservoirs up to July 20,

Kalasa-Banduri nala project envisages diversion of water from canal to Malaprabha

The Kalasa-Banduri Horata Samiti, which is fighting for implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri nala project that envisages diversion of water from the Kalasa and Banduri Nala to Malaprabha river, has decided to meet Goa chief minister Manohar Parikkar and appeal to him to cooperate in completing the project before 2013-end.

Owing to abysmally low level of water in the Bhakra and Pong dams, the water supply to partner states, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, was cut by 10 per cent this morning.

Chandigarh/Shimla: The one-day northern zone chief ministers' conference will be held here tomorrow amidst tight security.