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India's water reservoirs at 34% capacity in week to June 2

Jul 22, 2016

India's water reservoirs at 34% capacity in week to June 2

The latest levels were higher than the last 10 years' average of 33 percent, and were 5 percentage points more compared with the previous week #farm sector #Irrigation #Monsoon rains #water reservoirs
Maharashtra: Scanty rainfall in catchment areas worries state administration

Jul 02, 2016

Maharashtra: Scanty rainfall in catchment areas worries state administration

Scanty rainfall during the month of June in catchment areas of major irrigation dams in Maharashtra has left the state administration worried. #India #Thane #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Pune #Amravati #Drought #Irrigation #Rains #rainfall #Aurangabad
Uma Bharti to visit Israel to gain insight on water technology to be adopted by India

Jun 01, 2016

Uma Bharti to visit Israel to gain insight on water technology to be adopted by India

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti is visiting Israel later this month to gain first- hand knowledge on technologies and expertise in water sector including desalination, urban water systems and smart metering and how they can be implemented back in India. #NewsTracker #Israel #Uma Bharti #Irrigation
Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Apr 13, 2016

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Toothless water and irrigation laws in Maharashtra explain the paradox of a state with the largest dam infrastructure facing water scarcity and drought #Legal #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #Dams #Drought #Water Crisis #Irrigation #Marathwada #Latur #Laws #Water scarcity #MarathwadaDrought #water train #water laws #water exploitation #state water board
A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold

Apr 08, 2016

A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold

Achieving Modi's goal is not impossible. Land reforms and freeing up food prices triggered rapid gains in farm incomes in China in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet he does not plan such steps #Drought #Irrigation #Crop insurance #PM Modi #rural schemes #rural distress
Just add water: PM Modi's new growth recipe

Mar 16, 2016

Just add water: PM Modi's new growth recipe

Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking forward for years to the day when a $65 million dam will be completed in his village, an hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Mumbai. #NewsTracker #water #Dam #Drought #Irrigation #PM Modi
Telangana, Maharashtra sign historic inter-state irrigation agreement

Mar 08, 2016

Telangana, Maharashtra sign historic inter-state irrigation agreement

Making a new beginning, Telangana and Maharashtra governments on Tuesday signed a historic agreement on construction of inter-state irrigation projects. #NewsTracker #Telangana #Maharashtra #Irrigation #Godavari river #K Chandrashekhar Rao #Devendra Fadnavis #KCR
Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Jan 25, 2016

Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Although it is often presented as unique, the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is hardly the first to attempt drought-proofing Maharashtra. #India #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #water #farmers #Drought #Irrigation #Marathwada #IndiaSpend #Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan