CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION
Monsoon showers bring 50% more water for rabi crops
Live water storage in reservoirs in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu is 76% of their capacity of 52.8 bcm as of this week, according to CWC. The storage was 48% of capacity a year ago while the 10-year average is 54%.
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Orange alert issued across several states following heavy rainfall
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Second phase of assembly poll in Jharkhand on Saturday
Polling will be held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Jamshedpur(East) and Jamshedpur(West) constituencies, while in the rest of the 18 constituencies voters will exercise their franchise between 7 a.m and 3 p.m, an EC release said. A total 47,24,968 voters, including women and third gender voters will decide the fate of 260 candidates, the EC sources said.
Good news for farmers: Monsoon rallies to cut deficit to 12%
Revival of the monsoon gives a much-needed shot in the arm to agriculture as farmers had slowed down planting of crops because of relatively dry conditions.
Global consultants to audit over 125 centrally-sponsored schemes
Niti Aayog ropes in KPMG, IPE Global, Deloitte and EY; assessment scheduled to get over by December.
Governance reforms take centre stage
SGoS are also likely to recommend creation of an All India Judicial Service, a new modern and technology backed legislation on emigration, pre-departure orientation training for more than 500,000 Indian emigrant workers, a Bharat Drive on the lines of the Google Drive and dedicated central prabharis or in-charges for the Northeast.
Can a single tribunal resolve water disputes between states?
With growing water scarcity, fights over rivers will only get uglier between states.
Green ministry seeks Rs 1.69 lakh crore grant to curb pollution woes
The ministry also sought Rs 62,438 crore for catchment area treatment and forest restoration grants and another Rs 1.35 lakh crore for meeting climate change goals – rejuvenating degraded land and the ground water levels in states.
Higher water storage improves prospect of Kharif, Rabi crops
As per official data, water storage in 107 reservoirs across India rose to 106.6 billion cubic metres (BCM) till August 14, compared to the 10-year average of 87.5 BCM.
Criteria of central funding should not be based on population: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu said that Arunachal Pradesh is perhaps the only state in North-East deprived of externally aided projects from World Bank, ADB and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Water supply in 3 key river basins dips
The study released by the government on Wednesday was conducted by CWC in collaboration with ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad
NITI Aayog invites proposals to evaluate 28 centrally-sponsored schemes
In order to rationalise the available resources, the govt had made the approval of the schemes co-terminus with the Finance Commission cycle.
India’s water crisis is man-made
While climate change certainly played a role, however, Chennai’s is largely a man-made disaster.
With water level in dams dipping, centre issues drought advisory to southern and western states
The drought advisory is issued to states when the water level in reservoirs is 20 per cent less than the average of live water storage figures of the past 10 years.
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