Irrigation in India

Cabinet approves Ken-Betwa River interlinking project

On December 6, 2021, Union Cabinet approved the Ken-Betwa River interlinking project, ahead of elections to major North Indian states. Key Points Ken-Betwa River Interlinking project is worth Rs 44,605-crore project. This project promises to address the issue of water ..


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 ..


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 ..


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. ..

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 ..

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 ..