BHUBANESWAR: Utkal Bharat Party president Kharabela Swain on Saturday urged the State Government to take the people likely to be affected by the Lower Suktel irrigation project into confidence befo

Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan today accepted the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who quit following reports about his alleged involvement in a Rs20,000 crore irrigation sc

The state government has assured the World Bank that Uttar Pradesh will stick to the time-table proposed by the funding agency for modernisation of Lower Ganga Canal Irrigation System Project.

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The massive cost escalation of irrigations dotted across Konkan, Vidarbha, Marathwada, North Maharashtra and western Maharashtra, which works up to Rs26,000 crore, have proved to be a nightmare for

This study provided socio-economic scenarios for key indicators at the national and state level in India.

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