Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday approved a proposal for irrigating about 26,248 hectare under drought-prone Koksara block in Kalahandi district by drawing water through pumps from the Indravati reservoir.

Under the project, a pump house would be set up near the Hati barrage of Indravati river from where water would be drawn by pipes and released in a canal and then to agricultura

Chandigarh: The Himachal Pradesh government has come out with an Rs 4,668-crore integrated watershed management perspective (IWMP) plan for treatment of 31,12,472 hectare in the state.

Highly placed official sources told FE that

Vidarbha is green again, the rains have finally come, and at least at this point of time, seem to have come to stay their entire term, unlike the previous years when the it simply disappeared after giving us a false hopes of a normal monsoon. Here the article takes a look at the scene as it stands in the month of July with fairly good rains making the region appear like a paradise of green.

Prime Minister Man-mohan Singh is likely to appoint a panel, comprising members of Parliament, to examine the implementation of the Rs 7,266-crore Bundelkhand package, allocated to drought-hit districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Anantapur, June 10: People of at least 40 villages under Kanekal, Beluguppa, Bommanahal and D. Hirehal mandals in Anantapur district are shivering with the impending accumulation of sand dunes that create havoc in this part of world during July to September, an annual and unavoidable phenomena.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to dig 5,000 deep borewells in the drought prone areas for the proper utilisation of ground water resources for irrigation purposes.

M.J. PRABU

Vilathikulam, in Tuticorin district, being drought prone most of the year, forced many farmers till a few years ago to either sell their lands or leave them barren.

But today more than 600 farmers in the region are successfully growing different crops ranging from sunflower to chillies, using low cost input technologies called Panchagavya (PG) for raising their crops.

Anantapur, April 18: Agricultural lands of SC and ST farmers will get a new face with Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) in drought-prone Anantapur district. Government has undertaken NPM works with Rs 145 crores in 30 mandals under a pilot project. About 58,000 acres of SC, ST farmers will benefit.

This brief presents a study aiming to enhance the state's capacity to assess long-term effects of drought and increase resilience to drought risks at state, district, and community levels.

Gargi Parsai

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi's pet project for the water-starved Bundelkhand region has received its first tranche of additional Central assistance well in time for water-harvesting structures, ponds and dug wells to be in place before the monsoon sets in.

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