Irrigation: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Giri Vikasam scheme

The Giri Vikasam scheme is an initiative of the state government of Telangana. It is a land development scheme for Scheduled Tribes in the state for promoting sustainable agricultural development. It is being implemented by the state’s rural development department. The scheme is to convert the lands of small and marginal tribal farmers into agricultural ..

‘Suranga Bawadi’ enters World Monument Watch list

Suranga Bawadi, an integral part of the ancient Karez system of supplying water through subterranean tunnels built during Adil Shahi era in Vijayapura, is now set to get funding for restoration. A New York-based non-governmental organisation has included it in the World Monument Watch list for 2020 along with 24 other monuments from across the ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech announced that more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the coming years under the Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households. Access to Clean and Safe Water Over the years, the central and state governments have been making efforts to increase ..

Water Crisis: Data from World Resources Institute

The new data from the World Resources Institute makes the following observations: About one-quarter of the world’s population is facing extremely high levels of baseline water stress (i.e. irrigated agriculture, industries, and municipalities withdraw more than 80% of their available supply on average every year). Water withdrawals have more than doubled globally since the 1960s due ..

KUSUM and Irrigation Economy

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ground mounted grid-connected renewable power plants (Component-A). Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-B). Solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-C). Component-A and Component-C will ..

Water Availability and Sustainable Management

India is facing serious challenges in water management. In the first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to save every drop of water, and to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water Availability and its Use India has ..

Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign launched by Central Government

Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – a campaign for water conservation and water security, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season, from 1st July, 2019 to 15th September, 2019. The focus ..