Tag: water management

Atal Bhujal Yojna launched to improve Groundwater

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the implementation of Atal Bhujal Yojna which will be commonly known as Atal Jal. Modi informed about the scheme at an in the presence of Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhwat.  The Atal Bhujal Yojana, was approved by the Cabinet on 24th December 2019; […]

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Water conservation and harvesting – A Case Study from JR Nagar

JR nagar Colony has recently received attention for the commendable work done for water conservation and harvesting by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The colony lies in the ward 9 zone II of the Visakhapatnam city.  Looking at the efforts put by the colony, Dr KSR Murthy, President of the colony had compiled a […]

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Is Chennai the emerging ‘Water Capital’ of India?

Chennai in the recent years has been under one of the worst drought spells. It caught international attention regarding the water crisis situation when it went 170 days without a drop of water. The problem of Chennai doesn’t just lie in lack of rainfall that it had in the previous years, but the lack of […]

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Constructive Initiatives undertaken to regularize water usage and boost agricultural sector

In the recent press meet dated 5th September, T. Mohapatra, director general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) addressed the media about the initiatives undertaken to improve the farming situation in the country and the efforts of ICAR in scientific water management in line with the Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He gave an insight […]

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East Civic Body announces 5% rebate on property tax to promote water harvesting

In association with ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’, East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Monday passed a resolution whereby the Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) under their jurisdiction would receive a 5% rebate on the property tax on undertaking the initiative of rainwater harvesting in their premises.  The announcement came in line with the BJP Councillors moving […]

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Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board brings down the unaccounted for water loss by 10 percent

The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board(BWSSB) claims to have brought down the extent of water loss from about 49%in 2012-2013 to 38% in 2018-2019. The board has invested about Rs 587 crore over the last five years which has helped in bringing down the amount of unaccounted-for water (UfW) by 10 percent. As there […]

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MoU approved between India and Netherlands for water management

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources management. The MoU envisages that […]

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India & ADB sign agreement to improve water management in Odisha

The government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $120 million loan agreement here to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha. The loan is the second tranche of a $157.5 million financing facility under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Programme. The financing will be used for […]

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