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Chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced the roll-out of the dams project in the state in his budget.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Ageing dams in Rajasthan to be restored with World Bank aid

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:45 PM IST
The Rajasthan Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has approved Rs 965.65 crore, which is 30% of the project; the remaining 70% of the cost will come from the World Bank as loan.
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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has recovered 18 dead bodies so far from the dam, which breached in Ratnagiri district on June 3, creating a flood-like situation downstream.(Anil Phalke)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has recovered 18 dead bodies so far from the dam, which breached in Ratnagiri district on June 3, creating a flood-like situation downstream.(Anil Phalke)

‘Crabs caused Tiware dam breach that killed 18’: Maharashtra water minister

By Asian News International | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 09:07 AM IST
On being asked if the construction was weak, the minister said that he came to know the shoddy construction work from the farmers and villagers of the area.
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Over 96% of the 35.78 billion cubic metre groundwater extracted is used by paddy growers, according to Punjab’s agriculture department.(PTI File Photo)
Over 96% of the 35.78 billion cubic metre groundwater extracted is used by paddy growers, according to Punjab’s agriculture department.(PTI File Photo)

Punjab stares at a parched future, to run out of groundwater in 20 years

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 08:03 AM IST
According to a 2017 study by the Central Ground Water Board of the Ministry of Water Resources, 10 districts are the worst affected, including Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Moga, Pathankot, and Patiala.
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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who defeated the son of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, will head the Jal Shakti Ministry.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who defeated the son of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, will head the Jal Shakti Ministry.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

New Jal Shakti ministry introduced in portfolio allocation

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Modi last month had assured that if voted back to power, his government would ensure the establishment of a separate Jal Shakti Ministry.
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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the people will not face any difficulty in getting drinking water till July end, when monsoon sets in.(PTI)
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the people will not face any difficulty in getting drinking water till July end, when monsoon sets in.(PTI)

Most Gujarat dams dry but people will get drinking water, says CM

By Press Trust of India | Gandhinagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 11:36 PM IST
When asked about the status of the long-pending Water Policy, JP Gupta, Principal Secretary, Narmada, Water Resources and Water Supply department, said it will be announced soon.
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari said what has not happened over the past 50 years has happened in the past five years.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said what has not happened over the past 50 years has happened in the past five years.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

‘Opposition fears us, that’s why it is joining hands’: Nitin Gadkari

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 09:01 AM IST
In an interview, Nitin Gadkari spoke about the work done by his ministry, his personal ambitions, Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 elections, and the track record of the Narendra Modi government.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated two important roads, having a total length of 34 kilometres and built at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated two important roads, having a total length of 34 kilometres and built at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

PM Modi inaugurates Ring Road, Babatpur Airport road in Varanasi

By Press Trust of India | Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 05:53 PM IST
The 16.55-km-long Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been built at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning and construction of 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56 cost Rs 812.59 crore, an official release said.
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A Congress party worker waves the party flag during a function in New Delhi.(AP file photo)
A Congress party worker waves the party flag during a function in New Delhi.(AP file photo)

Veteran Chhattisgarh politician Ramchandra Singhdeo passes away

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Ramchandra Singhdeo, 88, had been sick for last few months, and was supposed to travel to New Delhi for his medical treatment.
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People look at a flooded River Sabarmati in Ahmadabad.(AP File Photo)
People look at a flooded River Sabarmati in Ahmadabad.(AP File Photo)

Gujarat teachers told to offer voluntary labour to conserve water resources

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 09:00 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled government of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered such teachers to join the month-long campaign to conserve water resources as part of state government’s water conservation drive.
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Union minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Union minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Gadkari says development of national highways in Kerala hit by land acquisition

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Kochi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 09:06 PM IST
The minister said the Centre wanted to allocate more roads to Kerala, but land acquisition was a problem.
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The Brahmaputra originates from China’s Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. For India, hydrological data is helpful in preparing for the floods its northeast states.(HT File Photo)
The Brahmaputra originates from China’s Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. For India, hydrological data is helpful in preparing for the floods its northeast states.(HT File Photo)

China agrees to share Brahmaputra river data with India

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The announcement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry came a day after India and China held talks over the trans-border rivers in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
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Nitin Gadkari is the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. He is also the Minister for Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.(PTI file photo.)
Nitin Gadkari is the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. He is also the Minister for Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.(PTI file photo.)

Nitin Gadkari

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari is the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, carrying out the government’s target of building an average of 40 km of roads daily.
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