Irrigation Project

  • Bombay HC gives time to I-T Department to engage senior counsel in PIL September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks' time to the Income Tax Department to engage a senior advocate for representing it in a public interest litigation regarding Godzari irrigation project in Kolhapur. The division bench headed by Justice PV Hardas was hearing a...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He said that...
  • AP: Cabinet clears Polavaram Project Ordinance, TRS calls for bandh May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation on June 2, the Cabinet had cleared the Polavaram Irrigation Project Ordinance on Tuesday which merged seven mandals of Telanagana into Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. The Ordinance is with President Pranab Mukherjee awaiting his approval. Telangana Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called...
  • Kamal Nath forced to seek shelter in municipal building May 29, 2013

    Chhindwara: Strong winds and rains disrupted a function which Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath was to attend on Tuesday and forced him to seek shelter in a municipal building at Amarwada, about 65 kms away from the district headquarters. Nath arrived in Amarwada to lay the...
  • Odisha: Protests against Lower Suktel Project turn violent April 30, 2013

    Bolangir: Protests by villagers displaced by the Lower Suktel power project turned violent at Bolangir on Monday. As many as 40 people were injured when the protestors clashed with police. 16 people were arrested. Villagers affected by the project staged a road blockade for over 2 hours, demanding higher compensation. ...
  • CAG indicts Maha govt over delayed irrigation projects April 18, 2013

    Mumbai: The CAG report on irrigation projects was tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday. The CAG slammed the Maharashtra government over incomplete irrigation projects, saying it has led to cost overruns of around Rs 27,000 crore in a finding that could raise questions on the role of NCP and...
  • Parrikar alleges irregularities in Maharashtra irrigation April 10, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday alleged irregularities in all irrigation projects in Maharashtra, including the Tillari project bordering the state. "All irrigation projects in Maharashtra are scam. I am saying this on record," he told the State Legislative Assembly, while speaking on demands for grants. "We know about...
  • Rs 70,000 cr spent on Maha irrigation project, but no results March 15, 2013

    Parbhani: After spending almost Rs 70,000 crore, the government's irrigation plan for Maharashtra seems to reaped no results. CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair travelled to the Nimna Dhudhna irrigation project site set up in 1979, which is still incomplete despite a 50 time cost jump. Much like leaking pipelines in water-scarce Marathwada, the...
  • BSY's sons, son-in-law granted anticipatory bail November 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's two sons and son-in-law, co-accused in a case over alleged irregularities in awarding of contracts for the Upper Bhadra irrigation project. The case had been filed on a private complaint before the Lokayukta court by JDS...
  • Irrigation scam: Gadkari-NCP nexus in Penganga project? October 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite allegations by India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP has been saying that its President Nitin Gadkari is at no fault. But a CNN-IBN report, too, had found irregularities in an irrigation project in lower Penganga. And interestingly, Gadkari's close aide Ajay Sancheti was in the midst...
  • BJP-NCP nexus exposed in Penganga irrigation scam October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Weeks before he resigned as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar made public his efforts to get national status accorded to the lower Penganga irrigation project in Yavatmal. What Pawar did not dwell on, was how, the project in limbo since 97 was revived by him hurriedly, just ahead...
  • 'Rs 20,000 cr misused in Maharashtra irrigation projects' September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Whistleblower in the Maharashtra irrigation scam Vijay Pandhare has claimed unnecessary expenses worth Rs 20,000 crore in state irrigation projects. Pandhare wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Governor K Sankaranarayanan in May, 2012 exposing the scam. Vijay Pandhare had claimed at least Rs 35000 crore were siphoned off...
  • J&K: Project halted under Chinese pressure August 27, 2012

    Jammu: China is back to its bullying ways. An irrigation project in progress at Demchok in Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Actual Control has been temporarily halted after Chinese soldiers objected to it. Sources say the Chinese Army has reportedly threatened the project contractor, officials and workers to suspend...
  • Graft case against BSY adjourned to Sept 22 September 3, 2011

    Bangalore: The Special Lokayukta Court in Bangalore on Saturday adjourned to September 22 further hearing on a complaint filed against former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in a case of alleged graft. Judge NK Sudhindra Rao had on August 10 directed the Lokayukta police to probe the complaint and submit its...