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Maharashtra government allows Mahavitaran to purchase electricity to meet rising demand amid summer season
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Maharashtra government allows Mahavitaran to purchase electricity to meet rising demand amid summer season

An official statement said the decision was taken by the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray due to the growing demand for electricity in summer as well as for irrigation

UP Assembly polls: BJP’s manifesto promises free power for irrigation, 3 crore jobs and 10 years jail, Rs 1 lakh fine in Love Jihad cases
Politics

UP Assembly polls: BJP’s manifesto promises free power for irrigation, 3 crore jobs and 10 years jail, Rs 1 lakh fine in Love Jihad cases

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event said that the party had fulfilled all its promises that it made five years ago during the 2017 Assembly polls

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers
World

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers

Larger-scale efforts to spread water more equitably have been uneven. Along the Deschutes River, where every drop is accounted for, many farmers worry that if they lease their water rights, even temporarily, they may not get them back

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens
India

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens

Women are affected are they are excluded from decision-making roles in water management and irrigation.

For West Bengal's indigenous communities, farming innovations reduce dependence on forest reserves
Lifestyle

For West Bengal's indigenous communities, farming innovations reduce dependence on forest reserves

The situation was vastly different some years ago, when water was scarce, farming was not an option and the community was forced to venture into the forest to earn a living. They encountered elephants, leopards and other wild animals in the reserve.

Budget 2020: Farmers will now reap what the govt did not sow; agri distress to continue
Business

Budget 2020: Farmers will now reap what the govt did not sow; agri distress to continue

This Budget paid the most attention to agriculture—if the percentage of spending is the yardstick to go by.

Yogi Adityanath set to fly to Russia today for two-day visit; UP CM likely to sign MoU regarding agriculture, power sectors
India

Yogi Adityanath set to fly to Russia today for two-day visit; UP CM likely to sign MoU regarding agriculture, power sectors

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to embark on a two-day visit to Russia today.

As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead
long-reads

As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead

As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
Business

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget

The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.

Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture
India

Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture

While water retention is a very difficult task in hilly regions, the northeast experiences extreme flooding in the monsoons and water scarcity during many of the non-rainy months.

In South Asia, agricultural reforms and urban accountability key to water management
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In South Asia, agricultural reforms and urban accountability key to water management

Water problems in South Asia are on the rise due to wasteful flood irrigation, government incentives of free electricity and market incentives. Most important for water management are agricultural reforms and accountability of urban population.

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis
science

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis

The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".

The bittersweet truth of sugarcane in Maharashtra
Politics

The bittersweet truth of sugarcane in Maharashtra

Sugarcane farming is the main reason for low coverage of irrigation in Maharashtra though the state has the largest number of irrigation projects

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly

The Rajasthan government has fixed the minimum wage at Rs 213 per day, but migrant labourers are often exploited and paid less than half the minimum wage.

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert

With agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.

Maharashtra govt approves Rs 4,089 cr for Tembhu irrigation scheme; project to benefit Satara, Solapur, Sangli districts
India

Maharashtra govt approves Rs 4,089 cr for Tembhu irrigation scheme; project to benefit Satara, Solapur, Sangli districts

The Maharashtra government Thursday approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Satara district; project will benefit the perennially drought-prone areas of Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts

Chhattisgarh polls: Farmers in Dhamtari, Balod districts wracked by drought, non-payment of crop insurance for 2017
Politics

Chhattisgarh polls: Farmers in Dhamtari, Balod districts wracked by drought, non-payment of crop insurance for 2017

Farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari and Balod districts are anticipating a repeat of the 2017 severe drought situation this year too.

Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely
Politics

Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely

The farmers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker village agree that the government has failed the agrarian community, but big farmers are largely supportive of the BJP for their campaign of vikas (development).

After Kisan Kranti Yatra, government decides to hike MSP on six rabi crops according to farmers' demand
India

After Kisan Kranti Yatra, government decides to hike MSP on six rabi crops according to farmers' demand

The proposal is set to be put forward to the Cabinet of Economic affairs later in the evening, according to News18. The move also comes before the state Assembly elections, particularly Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Kisan Kranti Yatra in Delhi: Presentations alone won't solve agrarian distress, govt must examine ground reality
India

Kisan Kranti Yatra in Delhi: Presentations alone won't solve agrarian distress, govt must examine ground reality

The ill-conceived effort to resolve woes of farmers, who are harvesting debt every month, through official presentations is nothing more than a repetitive process irrespective of the shades of power in the Centre since independence, and the reason why farmers marched to Delhi as part of Kisan Kranti Yatra