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  • SpiceJet to supply water in 11 parched villages of Maharashtra May 24, 2016 07:14 PM IST

    SpiceJet to supply water in 11 parched villages of Maharashtra

    To commemorate its 11 years of operations, budget airline SpiceJet said it has partnered with an NGO to supply nearly 71,500 litres water to 11 villages in drought-hit Latur district under Marathwada region of Maharashtra daily

  • HC wants regulatory body to monitor water level in dams May 24, 2016 03:58 PM IST

    HC wants regulatory body to monitor water level in dams

    Hearing this, a bench of Justices B R Gavai and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi ordered the Maharashtra government to appoint a new water regulatory authority within a week so that it can monitor the water level of the dams periodically.

  • To meet water needs, power generation shut on Narmada dam May 23, 2016 03:44 PM IST

    To meet water needs, power generation shut on Narmada dam

    The six River Bed Power House (RBPH) turbines, which are situated on the bed of Narmada river downstream of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district, have been out of operation since October last year due to poor rainfall recorded last year.

  • Maha nod for water supply from dams using closed pipelines May 17, 2016 01:52 PM IST

    Maha nod for water supply from dams using closed pipelines

    This close-conduit system will help reduce leakage, theft, evaporation and loss of water, ensuring more water is available for end users, such as farmers, in times of recurring water scarcity.

  • SC to hear plea to ban water supply to liquor industry in Maha May 16, 2016 09:34 PM IST

    SC to hear plea to ban water supply to liquor industry in Maha

    The Aurangabad bench of Bombay high court had recently asked the state government to curtail water supply to the liquor industry by 60 per cent from May 10, which would be operative till June 27.

  • NITI Aayog CEO makes a case for putting price tag on water May 07, 2016 12:08 PM IST

    NITI Aayog CEO makes a case for putting price tag on water

    Amid drought in some states, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on May 7 pitched for considering water as a commodity, saying pricing is very critical for realising its economic value and making people respect the scarce resource.

  • Water scarcity to cost growth, spark conflict, migration: WB May 04, 2016 12:50 PM IST

    Water scarcity to cost growth, spark conflict, migration: WB

    A World Bank report 'High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy' released yesterday said the combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain.

  • Water scarcity will shrink economies by 2050: World Bank May 04, 2016 11:00 AM IST

    Water scarcity will shrink economies by 2050: World Bank

    The Middle East could be hardest hit, with its gross domestic product slipping as much as 14 percent by 2050 unless measures are taken to reallocate water significantly, the Washington-based institution said in a report.

  • SC dismisses plea against Bombay HC order on IPL matches Apr 27, 2016 01:32 PM IST

    SC dismisses plea against Bombay HC order on IPL matches

    A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur was initially inclined to allow the matches in Maharashtra with some strict conditions like the stadium authorities will not be permitted to use "even a drop of potable water" for their matches.

  • After Maharashtra, IPL's water woes extend to Rajasthan courts Apr 21, 2016 10:56 AM IST

    After Maharashtra, IPL's water woes extend to Rajasthan courts

    Bombay HC had ordered all matches in the drought-hit state of Maharashtra to be moved out of the region, which the BCCI abided except asking for an excuse to hold the May 1 game in Pune as scheduled due to logistical difficulties.

  • Acute water shortage forces Andhra farmers to sell cattle Apr 21, 2016 09:32 AM IST

    Acute water shortage forces Andhra farmers to sell cattle

    Ramalinga Reddy, a farmer in Madanapalli village of Chittoor district, is worried as in 2015 his ground nut crop failed and this year too, his fields are nothing but a barren piece of land. With no sign of rainfall, he was forced to sell his three cows at throw away prices.

  • Need Rs 10,000 cr to solve rural drinking water problem: AP CM Apr 20, 2016 07:34 AM IST

    Need Rs 10,000 cr to solve rural drinking water problem: AP CM

    Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu made a PowerPoint presentation to Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on the state's requirements and the steps taken to make AP drought-free in the next three years.

  • Unspent central funds could mitigate crisis in drought-hit Apr 13, 2016 09:32 PM IST

    Unspent central funds could mitigate crisis in drought-hit

    With some states reeling under severe drought, Union Minister Birender Singh today rued that over Rs 1,500 crore central funds are lying unspent in states which could have been used to mitigate the drinking water crisis in the parched areas.

  • Direct all IPL matches after Apr 30 out of Maharashtra: HC Apr 13, 2016 06:11 PM IST

    Direct all IPL matches after Apr 30 out of Maharashtra: HC

    In a huge blow to the BCCI, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered that all Indian Premier League matches scheduled to be held in Maharashtra after April 30 be shifted out of the state.

  • Enough capacity to make up for hydro power shortfall: Goyal Apr 12, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Enough capacity to make up for hydro power shortfall: Goyal

    "India has enough capability to make up for shortfall due to lower hydro power generation, by thermal and gas based plants," Goyal said.

  • Kejriwal praises PM for efforts to resolve Latur water crisis Apr 12, 2016 11:20 AM IST

    Kejriwal praises PM for efforts to resolve Latur water crisis

    Kejriwal in a letter to the Prime Minister said the people of Delhi are ready to send 10 lakh litres of water per day to Latur for the next two months and demanded that the Centre make arrangements for transportation.

  • 'Water train' reaches Latur after 18 hours journey Apr 12, 2016 07:52 AM IST

    'Water train' reaches Latur after 18 hours journey

    The 'water train' with 10 wagons carrying water for Latur had left from Miraj in western Maharashtra at around 11 am yesterday and reached Latur at 5 am today, taking 18 hours to traverse a distance of around 350 kilometres.

  • People lock stored water as Mumbai faces acute water shortage Apr 07, 2016 07:42 PM IST

    People lock stored water as Mumbai faces acute water shortage

    Come summer, the water tanker, becomes a ubiquitous sight, in many parts of Maharashtra. Enter the northern parts of Mumbai like Bhayander and Gorai- and blue drums, their precious contents kept under lock and key, become as common a sight.

  • 91 major reservoirs have only 25% water against capacity: Govt Apr 06, 2016 07:54 AM IST

    91 major reservoirs have only 25% water against capacity: Govt

    According to a statement issued by Union Water Resources Ministry, the 39.651 billion cubic metre (BCM) stock available as on March 31, 2016, is also 31 percent less as compared to the corresponding period last year.

  • USL firm Pioneer Distilleries to close down Nanded unit Mar 04, 2016 08:24 AM IST

    USL firm Pioneer Distilleries to close down Nanded unit

    Manufacturing activities at its Balapur, Nanded unit producing Molasses Based Extra Neutral Alcohol (MENA) has been stopped from February 1, 2016 on account of shortage in water availability due to less rains during monsoon season in the region, the company informed BSE.

  • Macro Economic Survey 2016: Flawed MSP policy helping few farmers, causing more damage Feb 26, 2016 05:28 PM IST

    Macro Economic Survey 2016: Flawed MSP policy helping few farmers, causing more damage

    The Survey has stressed on the need for reorienting agriculture price policies, such that MSPs are matched by public procurement efforts towards crops that better reflect the country‘s natural resource scarcities

  • LG India eyes 30% growth in 2016 Feb 22, 2016 09:52 AM IST

    LG India eyes 30% growth in 2016

    "The first month (January 2016) was good. It is difficult to predict but we are aiming for 30 percent growth," LG Electronics India Corporate Marketing Head Niladri Datta told PTI in a recent interview.

  • Lanco's thermal plant gets extension of validity for EC Feb 16, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Lanco's thermal plant gets extension of validity for EC

    After detailed deliberations, the Environment Ministry panel (Expert Appraisal Committee) "recommended extension of validity of EC (Environment clearance) for two years and ...amendments in EC subject to the additional conditions," a source said.

  • Centre sends 17 tonnes of snacks, 5,000 litres milk to TN Dec 04, 2015 10:02 PM IST

    Centre sends 17 tonnes of snacks, 5,000 litres milk to TN

    The decision was taken during a meeting here of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, to review the reeling flood situation in Tamil Nadu.

  • TMEIC Completes the Integration of the Power Electronics Manufacturing Facility and Inaugurates New Corporate Office in Bangalore Oct 13, 2015 02:11 PM IST

    TMEIC Completes the Integration of the Power Electronics Manufacturing Facility and Inaugurates New Corporate Office in Bangalore

    Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) of Tokyo, Japan has announced the completion of the integration of the Power ...

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