Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Water, 24/11/2016. Under the scheme of RRR of water bodies Comprehensive improvement and restoration of water bodies, is undertaken for increasing tank storage capacity, Ground Water Recharge, Increased availability of drinking water, Improvement in agriculture/horticulture productivity, etc. State-wise details, on number of water bodies included during XII Plan, expenditure on the same during the last three years and number of water bodies revived till 03/2016 are given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Watershed Management in Drought Hit Rural Areas, 17/11/2016. Department of Land Resources is currently implementing 8214 watershed development projects in 28 States (except Goa) covering an area of about 39.07 million hectare under the Watershed Development Component (WDC) of the

A primary drought assessment done by ActionAid in 38 villages (covering districts of Bargarh, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Ganjam, Bolangir, Koraput and Nuapada) in Odisha on May 2016 show that about 57% of the ponds and bandhas created by MGNREGA have failed to work because the structures were badly planned with the inlets and outlets damaged.

Seeking to resolve several inter-state disputes over the sharing of river waters through model legislation, the Centre has come out with the draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016, to provide a

Climate change could aggravate threats posed by land use changes

MYSURU: The Yuva Dasara subcommittee has decided to conduct Yuva Sambhrama and Yuva Dasara with water conservation as the theme, in the backdrop of scanty rainfall received this year.

Zilla Panchayat P I Srividya said learning to read and write is not enough, one must be able to sensibly address to the country’s problems.

The Rajasthan government's Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan (MJSA), launched in 3,500 villages in January to deal with the problems of drought and groundwater depletion by conserving rain wate

MIAMI: A warming planet might not dry out Earth as much as previously believed, because plants will become less thirsty as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, researchers said on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Ganpati pandals often seem to be the conscience keepers of society given that they focus on topical causes apart from entertainment.