NEW DELHI: Anil Sahai, a middle-aged man from Kapashera, has been making rounds of DJB offices to get a permission for installing a borewell but to no avail.

“It has become important for the city to have an alternative source of water.

Drought is an extreme and frequent event in the north-west region of Bangladesh and it adversely affects the livelihood of the farming community. Identifying the coping strategies that farmers use in the face of drought is crucial in order to understand how farmers minimize the effects of drought on their production, especially in the face of climatic changes that may impact the occurrence of extreme weather events. The purpose of this study was to assess farmers’ coping strategies for droughts by identifying which strategies are used and the influencing factors.

Bhopal: Over 900 residents of Remjapura village in Morena district have fallen ill after consuming contaminated water — and the numbers are only increasing.

Minor Irrigation sector plays a critical role in agricultural growth and increasing farmer's income. The importance of minor irrigation schemes with short gestation period, lower investments and major share in irrigation cannot be over-emphasised.

PATNA: The Patna high court on Wednesday ordered the state government to submit within four weeks its plan and time frame to make the 4,095 non-functional tubewells for irrigation purposes operatio

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Department of Public Health Engineering - Govt. of West Bengal Vs Society for Direct Initiative for Social & Health Action (DISHA) dated 31/05/2017 regarding digging of tube wells falling within CRZ area, Mouza Dadanpatra, District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal.

Government to launch check dam project soon; will help raise underground water

Residents of Rishi Nagar area are running from pillar to post for getting tubewell installed in their area.

Inorganic soil arsenic (As) in three soils was fractionated adopting phosphorus fractionation schemes. Among these fractions, iron-bound arsenic (Fe-As) was found highest, followed by aluminium-bound arsenic (Al-As). The freely exchangeable arsenic was relatively small compared to the arsenic held by internal surfaces of soil aggregates. The arsenic fractions exhibited positive correlation with phosphorus content presumably due to the fact that high P in soil releases more arsenic from soil adsorption sites owing to the competition for the same adsorption sites.

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