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Heavy rains fill lakes near Mumbai to 99 percent capacity

Sep 26, 2016

Heavy rains fill lakes near Mumbai to 99 percent capacity

With the city and its outskirts receiving good rains this monsoon, the seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai have been filled to 99 percent capacity. #India #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Monsoon #water #Irrigation #rainfall #Reservoirs #lakes
Cauvery issue: Karnataka's stand does not amount to contempt of SC, says BV Acharya

Sep 25, 2016

Cauvery issue: Karnataka's stand does not amount to contempt of SC, says BV Acharya

Senior advocate BV Acharya questions how a two-judge bench can arrogate to itself the power that a three-judge bench when a previous order of the bigger bench already exists. #Tamil Nadu #Supreme Court #Karnataka #Drinking water #Irrigation #Cauvery Management Board #special leave petition #Justice RM Lodha #BV Acharya #interlocutory application
Monsoon to be normal, not above normal due to delay in La Nina, says IMD

Sep 20, 2016

Monsoon to be normal, not above normal due to delay in La Nina, says IMD

The monsoon, which delivers 70 percent of India's annual rainfall, is critical for the country's 263 million farmers and crops like rice, sugarcane, corn, cotton and soybean because nearly half of their farmlands lack irrigation faculties. #Monsoon #La Nina #Irrigation #cultivation
India to receive normal rains, not surplus, as La Nina chances fade

Aug 24, 2016

India to receive normal rains, not surplus, as La Nina chances fade

Earlier this month, the IMD had forecast monsoon rains at 106 percent or above normal #Monsoon #IMD #farmers #La Nina #Irrigation #harvest
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