WATER STORAGE RESERVOIRS
Major reservoirs filled up to 165% of 10-year average
The live storage, monitored by Central Water Commission, available in 123 reservoirs is 168% of the live storage of corresponding period of last year and 165% of storage of average of last 10 years. High water levels in dams just before the onset of the monsoon is likely to pose a big problem for dam management.
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Higher water storage improves prospect of Kharif, Rabi crops
As per official data, water storage in 107 reservoirs across India rose to 106.6...
Centre approves modified DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project in J-K
The Central Advisory Committee for consideration of techno-economic viability of major and medium irrigation, flood control and multipurpose project proposals accepted the project proposal subject to certain conditions, keeping in view its strategic importance from Indus Waters Treaty angle for utilisation and regulation of waters flowing across the border, a spokesman said.
Assam CM asks Numaligarh Refinery to play proactive role in promoting agro-based economy
The Chief Minister made this call during a review of the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP) and Bio Refinery Plant at the NRL Head Quarter in Numaligarh. Chief Minister Sonowal also visited the construction sites of both the projects and took stock physical progress of the projects.
India's 18K sq km reservoir surface area has potential to generate 280 GW solar energy
According to its findings, Maharashtra has the highest floating solar potential and can generate 57,891 MW of electricity on 3,173 sq km of water surface area in reservoirs. At present, ground-based installations form 93.1 per cent of India's grid-connected solar PV sector.
Railways to build reservoirs in bullet train depots to harvest water for maintenance
The move comes at a time when parts of the country are reeling under severe water crisis.
Higher wholesale prices, strong reservoir levels to help farmers in FY20
The central government's spending on the rural sector has increased 21% in the first seven months of fiscal 2020, the fastest growth in 11 years. All these factors, the unusually strong water reservoir levels and pick-up in rabi crop sowing activity, are initial signs pointing toward the rural sector bottoming out, Motilal Oswal says.
Water consumption in parched Bundelkhand up 60 percent due to COVID-19: Study
The preliminary analysis by 'Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyan' showed the average water consumption per person was 75 litres before March 15 but it increased to 125 litres owing to repeated handwashing, home cleaning, washing of clothes.
Storing excess seasonal renewable power as hydrogen is economically viable: DNV GL
By basing seasonal electricity storage on compressed hydrogen, and coupling it with the rise of synthetic fuels, the possibility for those storage elements to be cost-competitive parts of long-term storage is very real, DNV GL found in a research paper released this week.
From water to aggregate supplies, 'Jal Kranti' in drought-prone Vidarbha villages
A brain child of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, 'Jal Kranti' initiative has also made the villages supply aggregates for highway construction. Farmer suicides are a thing of the past and no more dependence on water tankers for drinking water needs, according to the villagers.
Quantum Leap: Energy-storage may be the key to maximise power generation
Integral to this future are batteries that cost a lot less than today and can last longer. This is because unlike conventional energy, which can be generated through the day, solar and wind power are intermittent and the latter cannot meet peak energy demand in the evening without storage.
84% of IMD's subdivisions record deficient rainfall; 80% reservoirs have below normal storage
The official rainfall season starts from June 1 to September 30, but the overall monsoon deficiency until June 22 still remains around 39 per cent.
Storage reservoir based power sector expects shining output
As per Ministry of Water Resources report, for the week ending 5th July, live storage available in 91 important reservoirs of the country was 32.847 Billion Cubic Meter (BCM).
NABARD extends financial support of Rs 42,313 crore towards rural infrastructure
NABARD disbursed Rs 20,869 crore during FY20 for irrigation related projects in addition to deploying Rs 5,686 crore for rural connectivity. “Underlying the importance of multiplier effort on agrarian economy by irrigation facility, NABARD has, so far, disbursed Rs 20,869 Crore during the current year in addition to providing Rs 5,686 Crore for rural connectivity,” the release said.
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