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Demand for freshwater poses a threat to Chambal river

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Once known for harbouring dacoits, the Chambal badlands in central India, have another, and not so notorious, reason for their fame – the river Chambal and its wildlife. The region is home to the critically endangered gharial and endangered species like dolphins. Several...

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India's first cloud-based irrigation set up at Hyderabad International Airport

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Giving a robust technology boost to its ongoing environment sustainability measures, GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport became India's first airport to induct a cloud-based central irrigation control system using an 'IMMS online' (Irrigation Management and Monitoring...

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In Maharashtra village farmers switch to solar pumps, experts fear groundwater exploitation

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

In Maharashtra's Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn't available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji Balaji...

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ADB Study: More food for less water in southern Asia

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2019

Rice is one of the staple foods in southern Asia. It needs large amounts of water to be grown and population increase and climate change are major challenges for irrigation farming in the region...

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Indian farmers are using the sun to help water their crops

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 17, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people in India depend on farming for their livelihoods, but widespread droughts in recent years mean they often struggle to find enough water for their fields. Rain...

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Water from coal mines benefits 7 lakh people

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2019

Coal has always been identified as the primary source of energy in India, fuelling 55% of power generation. But thanks to a series of policy initiatives by the Narendra Modi government, the Black Diamond industry is now also quenching thirst of nearly seven lakh beneficiaries...

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Agro-centric mini-grids and solar trolleys could transform Indian farming

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 28, 2018

A group of private companies is pioneering a new approach to powering the agricultural industry in rural India that could significantly increase productivity of small-holder farmers, by...

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Haryana executing solar power-run micro irrigation project

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 28, 2017

The Haryana government is executing a unique solar power-run micro irrigation pilot project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY), an official said today.


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West Bengal govt set to tap solar power for irrigation needs

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 24, 2017

The state water resource investigation and development department is planning  to use solar power to supply irrigation water to the farmland. At present, farmers mainly  use electric pumps for...

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Detailed Project Report to be prepared on cleaning Muttar in Kochi

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2016

Irrigation department will be preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for dredging and cleaning river Periyar at Muttar (Muttarpuzha).


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