Irrigation in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Irrigation In India

1. At the time of commencement of the First Five Year Plan in 1951, population of India was about 361 million and annual food grain production was 51 million tones (m.t.), which was not adequate.2. Import of food grains was then inevitable to cover up the shortage. Attaining self sufficiently in food was therefore given ..

Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project- Highlights

The “Arjuna Sahayak Irrigation Project” will be completed and launched in one or two months in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister. Highlights The launching of the project was announced by the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, on March 11, 2021. This irrigation project will bring positive changes ..

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SANDRP: “Draft EIA Notification of GoI encourages environment violations”

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) says that the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification that was recently issued by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change dilutes the EIA process. It also says that the draft encourages environment violations in case of big irrigation projects. Background The Ministry of ..

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Odisha government launches “Soura Jalanidhi” scheme

Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, has recently launched ‘Soura Jalanidhi’ scheme which aims at increasing use of solar energy for helping farmers in irrigation. ‘Soura Jalanidhi’ is a dug well based solar pump irrigation system in convergence mode. Under the scheme, 5,000 solar pumps will be provided to farmers at a subsidy of ..

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India signs $375 million loan agreement with ADB to improve irrigation in Madhya Pradesh

The Government of India has signed a $375 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project (MPIEIP). The aim of the pact is to double farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh by expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency. The project will focus on two large irrigation systems: Kundalia ..

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Union government gives final clearance to Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project

On June 6, the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) in Telangana has received the approval of Technical Advisory Committee of the Union government in a meeting held in the Central Water Commission (CWC) in Delhi. The Kaleshwaram project, which is the biggest lift irrigation project in the country, has provision for the storage of about ..

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