Compilation of news- October 2009 (7, 8, 9,16, 24-29,)

A compilation of news update - October, 2009

Roundup of news - October 7, 2009

The Andhra Pradesh Government on Tuesday assured people that the flood threat, now mostly centered around the Prakasham barrage in Krishna district and Vijayawada, will improve in the next 24 hours.

CWC official pointed at neglect by the Andhra Government of repeated recommendation for flooding of Kurnool town:

Flow rates still high in Krishna Guntur Districts, embankments washed away in some places:

Flood waters released to Kandaleru from Somasila reservior:

Inflow to Almatti to increase:

 15 Lakh Homeless


Davangere: Damage estimated at 82 crore:

2500 crore crop damage estimated in Karnataka:

 'We went without food for the last two days': Kurnool District:

Gruel centers inadequate: Raichur

Waters recede: Picking up the pieces:


Ray of hope for Krishna dt.


The Srisailam Right Bank Power Station was submerged in flooding and will take some time for restoration. All other major power stations in flood affected areas are safe: 


A major portion of the main canal of the Tungabahdra Left Bank Canal (TLBC) near Papaiah Tunnel (at 19th mile stretch) in Gangavathi taluk of Koppa district had been washed away during flash floods resulting in the stoppage of water supply to the command areas.

Sunakesula barrage badly damaged:

 Delay in release of water caused floods -- Official

Indifference, greed caused embankment breach: 

BJP stands by interlinking:

Is this climate change? 400 mm of rain in three days in some areas; never recorded such levels since 1901 when IMD started measurement 

Swamped, after prayer for water:

 Flood hydraulics: Strange effects:

A silver lining: Floods bring fertile silt to farmer land and sweet water to salinity affected areas:

The Hindu Reader Letters raise the issue of interlinking of rivers and the role of IMD in providing timely information:

Yedyurappa updates:

Playing politics:

 More news:

Roundup of news - Ocyober 8, 2009



Mounds of rice in Kurnool

Image from the Hindu: Mounds of rotten rice on the street in Kurnool


In AP, major highways open and water levels in the Krishna go down as promised by the Govt, leading to significant relief. Repalle town in Guntur sees some flooding due to breakage of embankments. Vijayawada Municipal Corporation responds proactively. Health concerns take center stage

In Karnataka, remote villages are yet to be reached

 Central Forces still engaged in flood relief: 

 Karnataka film industry fund raising:

Hoteliers contribute their mite:

More fund raising:


PM to make ariel survey on Friday, road links being restored: 

72 medical teams:

Cane crushing deferred in Karnataka:

Rice bowl is now slush bowl:


Ex-chief engineer weighs in: 

Deluge unmatched in intensity: Analysis:

KPTCL suffers  500 crore loss: 

Travails of a village: Gulbarga and Raichur:

Crop losses in AP put at 1250 crores:

Major losses to road and power departments:

A bridge collapse in Raichur: 

Submerged temples resurface:


Fishermen start piecing their lives together:

Politician responses:

YS Jagan visits affected areas: 


 More news:

Roundup of news - Ocyober 9, 2009

Flood photo


Image from the Hindu, 

Diviseema struggles to extricate itself:

YSR's project sorrow of Andhra town: 

Kurnool faces water scarcity: 

Rice, sanitation workers head to Kurnool: 

Karntaka: Damage to canals put at 410 crore 

Gastro-enteritis reported in Bellary district:

Loss of 1000 crore estimated in Guntur district 

56 crore needed for road repair in Nalgonda:

NGOs, cricketers in Karnataka line up for flood relief:

Hotels, shops remain closed in Mantralayam:


Roundup of news - Ocyober 16, 2009

Vijayawada hoteliers model relief efforts:

Maximum flood loss in island villages:

"Waive farmers loans"

Ananda Marg's flood relief efforts:

MP Sunitha begins relief efforts:

Shifting flood-prone villages?

Bellary: Daroji tank bund repair

Raichur: Shortage of foodgrains, irregularities


Bagalkot: Railways takes care of thier own:

Severe food scarcity?

PIL against Andhra Govt:

Krishna District: Loss of 100 cr. estimated,000-crore+loss+likely&artid=cDDHf6|jnog=

More news:

Roundup of news - October 24-29, 2009

KC canal

 Pressure on officials to reopen KC canal - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 Paddy farmers a worried lot as crop under the canal area is withering

 General | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

 Rosaiah’s Response

 Rosaiah favours setting up State disaster response force - HBL: Industry & Economy

Bangalore, Oct 23 The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, thanked Karnataka for controlling the release of water from the Almatti and Narayanpur dams on the Krishna river and hoped that “flows should be regulated in future as

 Agriculture | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

 Central teams coming, says Rosaiah - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 Agriculture | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

 Gates of Arthur cotton barrage closed to save water for Rabi and dalwa crop

 Threat to rabi crop in Godavari delta - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 Officials close all the gates of Sir Arthur Cotton barrage to save water

 Agriculture | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

 Flood Aid

 Aid for flood-hit families - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 MAHABUBNAGAR: To remove the accumulated slush from the houses in the flood affected villages, a sum of Rs.3,000 would be given to each family under Employment Guarantee Scheme, according to Minister for Civil supplies Jupalli Krishana Rao. ...

Water News | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

15 flood-prone villages to be shifted partially - Hindu: Karnataka

The identified villages are in Davangere district

Water News | Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Flood of generosity - New Indian Express

Flood of generosity

Water News | Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Now, official team to assess crop loss - New Indian Express

Now, official team to assess crop loss

 Water News | Sunday, October 25th, 2009

 Govt's rice purchase may dip as much as 26 m tonnes - HBL: Breaking News

 Govt's rice purchase may dip as much as 26 m tonnes

 Agriculture | Sunday, October 25th, 2009

 MLC wants irrigation officials hanged - TOI: Hyderabad Times

 In a controversial remark, legislative council deputy chairman Mohammed Jani said on Saturday that officials of the irrigation department should be hanged for their negligence in protecting the flood bank during the recent floods.

 Rivers | Sunday, October 25th, 2009

 White paper on irrigation norms sought - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

VIJAYAWADA: The State government has been asked to release a white paper on the norms relating to storage of water in reservoirs. Inaugurating a seminar on “Drought and floods – the responsibility of the government” ...

 Management Approaches | Thursday, October 29th, 2009

 Compensation of Rs. 10,000 per acre sought - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 Agriculture | Thursday, October 29th, 2009

 Care India kit for flood-hit - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

Care India distributed 5,000 emergency kits to flood-hit families in Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts. Safe drinking water was also provided to 25,000 people. ...

 Water News | Thursday, October 29th, 2009

 96 mandals in 5 districts declared flood-affected - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD: The government on Wednesday declared as many as 96 mandals in Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Krishna, Guntur and Nalgonda districts as flood-affected, extending relief package to them too as in the case of drought-hit areas. Based on ...

 Water News | Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Government not addressing people’s problems: Siddaramaiah - Hindu: Karnataka

Management Approaches | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Paddy in Godavari delta likely to be hit badly - HBL: Agri-Biz & Commodities

It has been a very bad year for farmers in Andhra Pradesh — what with drought affecting large parts of the State and taking a heavy toll on the kharif crop and later with the Krishna floods ruining crops in five districts earlier this

Agriculture | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Compensation sought - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

REPALLE: The Central Flood Damage Assessment Team, which visited several villages in Bhattiprolu and Repalle mandals, got a taste of the enormity of the damage due to floods in the 14 mandals along river Krishna in Guntur district when they ...

Agriculture | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Import duty on rice scrapped till Sep 2010 - Financial Express: Front Page

The Centre has scrapped import duty on rice till September 2010 to augment domestic supply, as the twin-impact of drought and floods have deepened fears of a dip in output by as much as 16 million tonne this year.

 Water News | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

 Rs 100 cr more for rural water supply - New Indian Express

Rs 100 cr more for rural water supply

 Water Supply | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

 Roundup of news - October 31, 2009

 TD condemns Surekha’s comments - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

Party leaders warn Ministers against dragging them into their power struggle

Farmers decry non-disbursement of crop insurance - Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

 Rs. 1.68 crore for soil reclamation - Hindu: Karnataka

Belgaum: The Centre has sanctioned Rs. 1.68 crore to take up soil reclamation measures on 554 hectares of agricultural land damaged in the recent floods at Kudachi and Shirgur villages of Raibag taluk. According to the administrator of ...

Rice imports to build price buffer - Financial Express: Front Page

After two decades, the country will again become a rice importer, this time to replenish its buffer stock. On Friday, the government-owned MMTC floated a tender to import 10,000 tonnes of rice by December.









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