The State government will soon launch a project to rejuvenate the groundwater table by constructing checkdams to aid the percolation of rainwater.

The government is planning to launch a State-wide campaign to highlight the need to protect and improve the groundwater level, Minor Irrigation Minister Shivaraj Thangadagi said on Thursday.

Rs. 44.19-crore project to build check-dams has been shelved

A Rs. 44.19-crore proposal by the Minor Irrigation department to construct check-dams in the district to preserve the water table has been shelved with the State government refusing to spare funds.

Concerned over the declining water table in Punjab, the Central Government has decided to expand the scope of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme to the entire state.

Aluminium major's initiative helps farmers to take second crop

Premsai Kanwar, a small farmer in Dondro village of Korba district, had never dreamt of taking a second crop in his field. Lack of irrigation facility literally made his land barren after taking the kharif paddy crop.

Director, ground water department, Lucknow, Ram Singh on Thursday maintained that as many as 76, 32 and 107 blocks of the state have placed under over-exploited, critical and semi-critical categori

Drying up of Bharathapuzha during summer months.

The government has reviewed progress of the lion safari project and directed forest department to complete the project in a year's time.

Officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) demolished 12 illegal dyeing units near Pallipalayam in Tiruchengode Taluk on Monday. The drive was carried out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Under a Central programme, sustainability works are being taken up on priority in over-exploited rural areas

The Karnataka government is drawing up a new project to recharge borewells in the backdrop of over-exploitation of ground water, drying up of 50,000 handpumps and "life-less" position of 12,000 tanks in the state, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil said today.