irrigation projects

Water row between Andhra, Rayalaseema hots up


September 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) The row over sharing of Krishna river water between two regions of Andhra Pradesh hotted up Saturday with the state government stopping release of water ... Read more...

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Nabard sanctions Rs.70 crore loan to Himachal


July 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs.70.24 crore for rural infrastructure development in Himachal Pradesh, an official said here Tuesday.Funds have ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Seismic centre to come up at Satara


May 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Satara (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) India's first state-of-the-art seismic research and monitoring centre will come up here at a cost of around Rs.400 crore (Rs.four billion), an official said Thursday.Laying ... Read more...

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Panel opposes state role in land takeover for private use


May 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday suggested that the state should have no role in acquisition of land for private players, except in cases of infrastructure and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM rushes Delhi to seek central aid


May 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Alarmed by the foodgrain and water scarcity gripping the state at the height of summer, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Monday rushed to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Threat of water crisis in Maharashtra: Governor


May 4th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Sounding an alarm bell, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday warned of a severe water crisis if the state government failed to complete the pending and on-going ... Read more...

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Maharashtra drought: Governor’s help sought


April 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.A group of ... Read more...

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World Bank help for Bengal irrigation projects: Pranab


February 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
East Midnapore, Feb 17 (IANS) Small irrigation projects worth Rs.1,250 crores will be implemented in West Bengal with the World Bank's help, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here ... Read more...

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Himachal gets Rs.171.22 crore loan for rural projects


December 13th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a Rs.171.22 crore loan to Himachal Pradesh for creation of rural infrastructure, an official statement ... Read more...

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India unveils $500 mn for Myanmar, to expand security ties


October 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) In a major diplomatic initiative, India Friday unveiled $500 million for a host of developmental projects for Myanmar and decided to expand security cooperation ... Read more...

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Gadkari supports demand for separate Telangana state


July 18th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has supported the demand for a separate Telangana state and assured the protagonists of the cause that his ... Read more...

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Karnataka India’s second preferred investment destination: Assocham (Lead, correcting name in para one)


June 16th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) Thursday ranked Karnataka as India's second top destination in attracting investments after Gujarat, with 1,528 projects valued at ... Read more...

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Karnataka India’s second preferred investment destination: Assocham


June 16th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) The Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) Thursday ranked Karnataka as India's second top destination in attracting investments after Gujarat, with 1,528 projects valued ... Read more...

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Focus to be on rural development: Yeddyurappa


May 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completed three years in office Monday, vowed to focus on rural development during the ... Read more...

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Bhubaneswar to get world-class bus terminus


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) The Orissa capital is set to get a world-class bus terminus with modern facilities like an air-conditioned waiting hall, retiring rooms, e-ticketing system, kiosks, food courts ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks more funds for tiger conservation


March 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday sought more funds for tiger conservation and said huge money is needed for relocation of people living in core ... Read more...

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Jairam is like the tiger, says Khursheed


March 28th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) What is common between tiger and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh? Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed Monday lightheartedly said both are ferocious and near ... Read more...

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Jharkhand stares at harsh summer as water sources shrink


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 16 (IANS) "The biggest problem in Ranchi is water," says 55-year-old V.N. Singh, as he stands sweating in a serpentine queue in front of a water tanker in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh accord pushes 14 irrigation schemes in Tripura


January 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh secretary-level talks of the Joint River Commission (JRC), removed four years long deadlock over the construction of 14 irrigation projects along the border in Tripura, ... Read more...

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Bihar to get Rs.1,000 crore additional grant in 2010-11


January 6th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved an additional Rs.1,000 crore federal grant for Bihar in the current fiscal to accelerate its infrastructure, power and ... Read more...

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Andhra not happy with Krishna waters verdict


December 31st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Friday said it was not satisfied with the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal verdict on sharing of surplus water with neighbouring Karnataka and Maharashtra.Revenue Minister ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to drum up support for Narmada project


December 5th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) To avoid further hurdles, the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) has decided to mobilise public support for the mega project, an official said Sunday.An arm of the Madhya ... Read more...

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No parliament business for ninth day, 2G deadlock on (Third Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) It was the ninth successive day of no business in parliament Wednesday with both houses being adjourned again over the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary ... Read more...

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India to increase credit line to Laos to meet development goals


September 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept 10 (ANI): To help Laos meet its development goals, India has decided to increase the line of credit to Vientiane for taking upgrading infrastructure in the field of transmission lines, ... Read more...

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World Bank loan for Nagarjuna Sagar’s modernisation


August 14th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The World Bank will provide Rs.2,025 crore as a loan for the modernisation project of Nagarjuna Sagar, a major multi-purpose reservoir in Andhra Pradesh. The loan agreement was signed ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu framing IT, biotech based agriculture strategy


August 7th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is preparing a suitable agricultural strategy based on the application of biotechnology and information technology to meet the challenges posed by climate change, Chief Minister M. ... Read more...

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Andhra High Court dismisses petition against power project


July 29th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a writ petition against the environmental clearance granted to East Coast Energy Pvt. Limited (ECEPL) for developing a thermal power project ... Read more...

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Patnaik seeks higher central funding for farming


July 24th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday sought liberal funding from the central government for the development of the state's agriculture and allied sectors. In his deliberation during the ... Read more...

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Green group asks Ramesh not challenge power plant quash order


July 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) An environmental group fighting against a proposed thermal power project in the wetlands of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has urged the environment and forests ministry not to ... Read more...

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Naidu’s agitation is for votes, say Telugu people in Maharashtra


July 20th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Telugu speaking people in Maharashtra are not impressed by the agitation launched by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and his supporters against construction of ... Read more...

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Clinton unveils $500-mn aid projects for Pakistan


July 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday announced more than $500 million worth of development projects for Pakistan that focus on improving water storage, the energy ... Read more...

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All-American Canal: Watery Graveyard Explored On “60 Minutes”


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The All American Canal is one of the most important irrigation projects of the United States. At least, that is what it is known as to ... Read more...

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Fencing-affected border residents of Mizoram go on strike


April 6th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, April 6 (IANS) People affected by the fencing on the India-Bangladesh frontier Tuesday called an indefinite shutdown in the border areas of Mizoram while their counterparts in Tripura threatened to launch ... Read more...

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Jharkhand irrigates only 7.5 lakh hectares for Rs.3,700 cr


March 4th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 4 (IANS) Despite spending around Rs.3,700 crore over the years, Jharkhand has been able to irrigate only about 7.5 lakh hectares - or 24.55 percent of its cultivable ... Read more...

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