IRRIGATION

  • Probe in irrigation scam ordered, law will take it's own course: Maharashtra CM December 12, 2014

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the green signal to the state's anti corruption bureau to conduct an open inquiry against Ajit Pawar and state NCP President Sunil Tatkare. ...
  • Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam. The Maharashtra Irrigation scam was a government scam which...
  • Telangana could be a major seed producer: K Chandrasekhar Rao November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Aiming to make Telangana a major producer of seeds in the country, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sought to learn the best practices in farming during a visit to Chhattisgarh, it was officially announced. Rao, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase electricity, visited a...
  • Monsoon starts withdrawing from northwest region September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's annual monsoon has started withdrawing from the country's northwest region, weather officials said on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the retreat after a fortnight's delay. The withdrawal was delayed due to a late revival of rains this month, causing floods in some parts of the region. Usually, the season...
  • West Bengal clears farmerfriendly project to boost irrigation September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet cleared a farmerfriendly project (SechBandhu Prakalpa) offering 46,000 new pump sets with power connectivity to the farmers to boost irrigation in the state. Announcing this after the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state's Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said this...
  • Irrigation, power, environment are focus of Telangana government September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Development of minor and major irrigation systems, producing surplus power, environment conservation and industrial development are some of the major focus areas for the TRS government in Telangana, state IT Minister KT Rama Rao said on Friday. With the aim of supplying drinking water to all and providing irrigation facilities,...
  • Bombay HC gives time to IT 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...
  • Badaun gangrape: Rising Ganga may foil CBI plan to exhume victims' bodies July 17, 2014

    The Irrigation department has warned that CBI's plan to conduct fresh autopsy on the bodies of two teenage girls raped and murdered in Badaun is going to be dead in the water if the agency failed to exhume the bodies within the next two days. "Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand,...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for substandard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four subengineers 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...
  • BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam June 18, 2014

    Pune: The BJP has demanded an independent investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Accusing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of shielding then...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam: Madhav Chitale committee report tabled in Assembly June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The report prepared by Madhav Chitale committee, appointed by Maharashtra government to probe the Rs 70,000 crore irrigation scam, was tabled before the state Assembly on Saturday. The panel also tabled an action taken report before the Assembly. The Opposition in Assembly, BJP was quick to target the CongressNCP combine over...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pending irrigation projects to get priority, says TDP June 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Putting irrigation projects on priority, Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would expedite completion of pending projects to irrigate farms in the state. Talking to reporters here on Friday after a review meeting on pending irrigation projects in North Andhra with...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants NarmadaMalwa 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 NarmadaMalwa 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 Ministerdesignate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called...
  • Met office rules out surplus monsoon in 2014 April 24, 2014

    India is likely to experience below-average monsoon rainfall in 2014, the government's weather office said on Thursday, if the El Nino weather pattern affects the four-month-long rainy season. The monsoon is vital for India as half of its farmland lacks irrigation. To cut dependence on rains, India plans to expand its...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam report submitted to CM March 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra irrigation scam report has been submitted to the state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The Chitale committee looked into 19 irrigation projects. Sources say the report does not name or indict any individual politician. The Chitale committee had no powers to summon any officials or politicians for questioning...
  • Vasundhara Raje directs officials to ensure basic amenities in Dholpur February 12, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday directed officials to solve problems of water, power, road and irrigation raised by residents of Dholpur district during her stay there to listen to their grievances. Domestic consumers should get 24hour power, and farmers be ensured three phase electricity in a day, Raje told...
  • UP better placed than Gujarat in terms of development: Akhilesh Yadav January 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh on Thursday said that in terms of development, his state was in a better position than the Narendra Modi led Gujarat. Addressing Yuva Shakti Sammelan Akhilesh said that Modi claimed development in Gujarat, but UP was placed in a better position than his state. He claimed...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears irrigation cost escalation worth Rs 622 cr January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared a cost escalation worth Rs 622 crore in the existing 147 irrigation projects across the state. The decision was taken at an acrimonious Cabinet meeting, where the alliance partner, the NCP, led by Ajit Pawar attacked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for paralysis in decision...
  • Uttarakhand to get control of 41 irrigation canals January 8, 2014

    While Uttarakhand gets authority over the canals in Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts, UP will control the rest falling in its area, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced during a meeting of the irrigation department. The state has allocated Rs 880 crore for flood control measures in calamityhit areas on which...
  • Jharkhand Congress demands special package for backward districts December 3, 2013

    Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) on Tuesday demanded a special package for four most backward districts of the state. The four most backward districts of Jharkhand Daltongunj (Palamau), Chatra, Latehar and Garwah must be granted special package on the line of one that had been granted to Bundelkhand region, said...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam whistleblower Vijay Pandhare joins AAP December 1, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party got a boost in Maharashtra with Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistleblower in the multibillion rupees irrigation scam, joining the Arvind Kejriwalled outfit on Sunday. Pandhare, an acknowledged expert in irrigation, retired from government service on Saturday. Asked of his plunge into politics, the softspoken and mildmannered Pandhare...
  • World Bank offers $360m loan for UP water projects October 25, 2013

    The World Bank will provide a $360 million loan for restructuring of water sector projects in Uttar Pradesh. Nilaya Mitash, a joint secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in the union finance ministry on behalf of the Government of India and Onno Ruhl, country director, World Bank on behalf of...
  • Irrigation scam: BJP accuses Prithviraj Chavan of coverup under NCP pressure October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP on Thursday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of doing a Uturn on the mandate of a committee probing the irrigation scam under pressure from alliance partner NCP and demanded the panel be brought under the Commission of Inquiry Act. "Chavan had promised that the Madhav Chitale committee...
  • Rahul Gandhi to lay foundation stone of irrigation project in Rajasthan September 6, 2013

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would lay the foundation stone of an irrigation project in Baran in Rajasthan and address a public meeting in Udaipur. "Preparations have been completed for the visit. Rahul will address a meeting in the tribal area of Salumbar on September 11 and lay foundation stone of the...
  • Rajasthan govt promotes 'fertigation automation' for farm efficiency August 13, 2013

    Rajasthan government, after promoting drip irrigation system in a big way is now focusing on 'fertigation automation' method to increase farm efficiency in the desert state, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said. Fertigation is the application of fertilisers, soil amendments or other watersoluble products through a controlled irrigation system which increases the...
  • AP government constitutes GoM on agriculture sector June 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Friday constituted an 11member Group of Ministers to provide policy direction to the agriculture sector for the 12th Plan. The GoM will also monitor and review the performance of the agriculture sector during the 12th Plan period. Minister for Agriculture will be chairman of the...
  • Ajit to meet PM, seek money to complete irrigation projects May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the state would demand financial aid from the Centre to complete incomplete irrigation projects. He would be having a meeting in this regard with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in Delhi on...
  • 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...
  • Irrigation scam probe should reach its logical end: Maharashtra CM May 1, 2013

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to give a clean chit to senior politicians who are accused of taking kickbacks in major projects. Speaking to CNNIBN's Smitha Nair, he took a strong stand on the issue saying the probe should reach its logical conclusion. ...