Thirst by design
May 18, 2013
Irrigation scam: Prithviraj Chavan promises action
Apr 20, 2013
Tuesday May 7, 2013
Shares in Jain Irrigation rose as much as 3.5 per cent after global investment bank Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to "overweight" from "equal weight" on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley's 12-month price target on Jain Irrigation is Rs 80, indicating a 13 ...
Uma Sudhir | Sunday May 5, 2013
At a time when farmers are driven to suicides because there is no water, in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh at least Rs 10,000 crore have been spent on a lift irrigation project that after 10 years still lies idle most of the year. Hardly th...
Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 23, 2013
A 25-year-old labourer who won Rs one crore lottery prize drowned in an irrigation pool before he could get the money.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday April 20, 2013
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that action will be taken against anybody found guilty in the Maharashtra irrigation scam, adding there should be "hard evidence" against the person.
Written by Tejas Mehta; edited by Janaki Fernandes | Friday April 19, 2013
40 pages recovered during income tax raids list in Kolhapur seem to corroborate what many activists in Maharashtra have been alleging: that across parties, politicians accept bribes in exchange for handing over expensive contracts for irrigation pro...
Reported by Tejas Mehta; Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Thursday April 18, 2013
As farmers in Maharashtra are being battered by drought, a new stinging report by the state's auditor blames the government for grossly mishandling irrigation projects.
Reported by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Thursday April 4, 2013
Though the Maharashtra government has taken a policy decision that water from dams in Pune would be first used to meet drinking water needs, RTI queries have revealed that water from the dams are being diverted to irrigate sugarcane fields.
Press Trust of India | Friday March 15, 2013
Opposition DMK today demanded that the Tamil Nadu government announce relief to farmers in non-Delta districts on the lines of those which had been covered in the river Cauvery-fed regions.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 13, 2013
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Eknath Khadse today moved a breach of privilege notice against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare over the appointment of a Special Investigatio...
Press Trust of India | Sunday March 10, 2013
Issues like severe drought in rural parts, the alleged rape and murder of three minor sisters in Bhandara district, SIT on irrigation are expected to dominate the Budget session of Maharashtra Legislature, starting tomorrow.
Written by Tejas Mehta, edited by Samira Shaikh | Thursday February 21, 2013
Lush green vineyards, tons of luscious grapes, acres of maize and jowar, and most importantly, millions of litres of water- images that are in stark contrast to the despair visible across Marathawada's eight districts. This isn't Maharashtra's greene...
Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday February 7, 2013
The Supreme Court today ordered release of 2.44 TMC, or thousand million cubic feet, of Cauvery water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu to irrigate the state's winter crops. The water sanctioned is based on the recommendations of an expert panel and far l...
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Credit Renaissance Fund today offloaded its entire over 17 per cent stake in micro irrigation systems maker EPC Industries for more than Rs 61 crore in bulk deals on the exchanges.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 2, 2013
The Pulichintala irrigation project on Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh will be completed by July this year, state secondary education minister K Pardhasaradhi has said.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 26, 2012
Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia forced almost 14,000 people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres, the official Bernama news agency said on Wednesday.