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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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Dedicated Fund For Micro Irrigation

The government has approved a dedicated Rs 5,000 crore fund to bring more land area under micro-irrigation. This dedicated will come handy in enhancing agricultural productivity and thereby will aid in increasing of farmers income. Components of the new fund: Micro-irrigation coverage is 10 million hectares as against the potential of 70 million hectares. The ..

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Rajnath Singh committee of Union Government approves financial assistance to several flood affected states

The high-level committee for Central Assistance Chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved financial assistance of Rs 1711 crore for Bihar which was affected by floods in 2017. The committee also approved assistance of Rs 1055 crore for Gujarat which was also affected by floods. Apart from this, Rs 838 crore have been ..

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Hyderabad hosts regional conference of southern states on water resources

The Union Water Resources ministry is holding the regional conference of southern states in Hyderabad on February 20, 2018 to resolve the pending inter-state water issues. During the meeting, issues such as the implementation of the latest orders of the Supreme Court on sharing of Cauvery waters, interlinking of rivers like Godavari-Cauvery, notification of jurisdiction ..

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Irrigation Policy: Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP)

The Central Government launched the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) from 1996-97 for extending loan assistance to states for the completion of near complete irrigation scheme. Rationale and Objectives AIBP was specifically started because a large number of river valley projects – both major and medium – have spilled from plan to plan, mainly because of ..

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