Chandigarh: Punjab will host the Northern Zone Chief Ministers’ meeting here on July 13 to deliberate various issues.

Ghaziabad: In April 2010, a radiation leak at Mayapuri claimed one life and injured seven people.

MUMBAI: It's a flood of money, not water, that's flowing into Maharashtra's dam projects.

The Irrigation department has decided to install stabilisers at 2,500 tubewells across the state to overcome the big fluctuations in the voltage of power supplied to rural areas.

To overcome the shortage of drinking water in the Capital, the Delhi Government is keen on commissioning the Munak Canal as this would result in saving of 80 million gallons per day of raw water an

Says saline water from south-west Punjab may travel to other areas

MIDNAPORE, 3 JULY: The dredging of canals of Keleghai-Kapaleswari-Bagui river scheme which had been held up for years is proceeding on a war footing. It is likely to be completed in three years.

Waterlogging and secondary salinisation have become serious problems in canal irrigated areas of arid and semi-arid regions. This study examined hydrology and estimated the seasonal net groundwater recharge of an irrigated semi-arid region located in the Haryana State of India where about 500 000 ha area are waterlogged and unproductive, and the size of the waterlogged area is increasing, causing a threat to agricultural sustainability.

This article is a systematic documentation and analysis of events that motivated development of irrigation in Madras Presidency in general and Krishna district in particular. In Krishna district, when the anicut was built in 1855, the phase-wise excavation of canals determined the phases of development of irrigation (1855-1900; 1900-1965 and 1965-2001) leading to three agro-climatic regions in the district viz., delta, moderate and dry regions (taluks).

A price increase and improvement in the terms of trade of agriculture after 2004-05 have revived agriculture in Uttar Pradesh. The performance, however, has varied across regions within the state and among crop groups. Price policies in favour of cereals discourage land diversification, but rising agricultural wages induce shifts in favour of high-value crops. The growth momentum has to be sustained by price reforms and by promoting a set of non-price factors that encourages resource diversification towards high-value crops.

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