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:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/5094923.cms


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

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100760600100.htm

Flood waters released to Kandaleru from Somasila reservior:

Inflow to Almatti to increase:

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/29123/inflow-almatti-increasing.html

 15 Lakh Homeless

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=2009100620091006031259984ba7a4bb6

 

Davangere: Damage estimated at 82 crore:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100754010300.htm

2500 crore crop damage estimated in Karnataka:

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Karnataka-estimates-Rs-2-500crore-crop-damage-due-to-floods/525926/

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

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759370500.htm

Gruel centers inadequate: Raichur

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759450600.htm

Waters recede: Picking up the pieces:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759680900.htm

 

Ray of hope for Krishna dt. 

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759460600.htm

 

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:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100751011700.htm 

 

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.

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100754020300.htm

Sunakesula barrage badly damaged:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100755650600.htm

 Delay in release of water caused floods -- Official

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100756290400.htm

Indifference, greed caused embankment breach:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759510600.htm 

BJP stands by interlinking:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759781200.htm

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

https://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/india/India-s-worst-flood-Is-this-climate-change/Article1-462047.aspx 

Swamped, after prayer for water:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1091007/jsp/nation/story_11584813.jsp

 Flood hydraulics: Strange effects:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100758960300.htm

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

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100753610200.htm

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

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100755820801.htm

Yedyurappa updates:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100759440600.htm

Playing politics:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100754860300.htm

 More news:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/5095570.cms

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100756400600.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/07/stories/2009100753970300.htm

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
https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100854860100.htm 

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100857910300.htm

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/After-flood-epidemic-fear/526521/

In Karnataka, remote villages are yet to be reached

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/29330/help-yet-reach-some.html

 Central Forces still engaged in flood relief:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100852330300.htm 

 Karnataka film industry fund raising:

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=10&contentid=2009100820091008012038953df4ce896

Hoteliers contribute their mite:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100858690300.htm

More fund raising:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100855020200.htm

 

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

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100851811700.htm 

72 medical teams:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100859080600.htm

Cane crushing deferred in Karnataka:

http://www.business-standard.com//india/storypage.php?autono=372529

Rice bowl is now slush bowl:

 

Ex-chief engineer weighs in:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100857960300.htm 

Deluge unmatched in intensity: Analysis:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100856120400.htm

KPTCL suffers  500 crore loss:

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/29359/kptcl-suffers-rs-500-cr.html 

Travails of a village: Gulbarga and Raichur:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100852360300.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100852330300.htm

Crop losses in AP put at 1250 crores:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100859150700.htm

Major losses to road and power departments:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100853420500.htm

A bridge collapse in Raichur:

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/29340/a-bridge-nowhere-raichur.html 

Submerged temples resurface:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100856770300.htm

Flashback:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100855280300.htm

Fishermen start piecing their lives together:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100853580500.htm

Politician responses:

YS Jagan visits affected areas:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100855780300.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100859411000.htm

 https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100856501000.htm 

 

 More news:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100858390300.htm 

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/10/08/stories/2009100851170300.htm 

http://www.navhindtimes.in/news/goa-news/3902-2500-applications-received-from-farmers-for-compensation-

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/29352/villagers-piecing-their-lives-together.html

http://www.centralchronicle.com/viewnews.asp?articleID=16312

Roundup of news - Ocyober 9, 2009

Flood photo

 

Image from the Hindu, https://www.thehindu.com 

Diviseema struggles to extricate itself:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101053620500.htm

YSR's project sorrow of Andhra town:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/andhrapradesh/YSR-s-project-sorrow-of-Andhra-town/Article1-462989.aspx 

Kurnool faces water scarcity:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101052140300.htm 


Rice, sanitation workers head to Kurnool:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101052840300.htm 

Karntaka: Damage to canals put at 410 crore

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101053360400.htm 

Gastro-enteritis reported in Bellary district:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101054090600.htm

Loss of 1000 crore estimated in Guntur district

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101060130500.htm 

56 crore needed for road repair in Nalgonda:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101058130300.htm

NGOs, cricketers in Karnataka line up for flood relief:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101062160300.htm

Hotels, shops remain closed in Mantralayam:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101052730300.htm

 Politics:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101060040400.htm 

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/10/stories/2009101053820600.htm

Roundup of news - Ocyober 16, 2009

Vijayawada hoteliers model relief efforts:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101751440300.htm

Maximum flood loss in island villages:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101654160500.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101651020300.htm

"Waive farmers loans"

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-132639.html

Ananda Marg's flood relief efforts:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101751300300.htm

MP Sunitha begins relief efforts:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101751080300.htm

Shifting flood-prone villages?

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101752050300.htm

Bellary: Daroji tank bund repair

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101751950300.htm

Raichur: Shortage of foodgrains, irregularities

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101751910300.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101652580300.htm

Gulbarga:

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101652420300.htm

Bagalkot: Railways takes care of thier own:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/5132543.cms

Severe food scarcity? 

http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Food+scarcity+stalking+flood+victims&artid=cNS05VOn3qY=

PIL against Andhra Govt:

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=20091014200910140355037187a9b2d4c

Krishna District: Loss of 100 cr. estimated

http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Rs+1,000-crore+loss+likely&artid=cDDHf6|jnog=

More news:

http://www.navhindtimes.in/news/goa-news/4226-rs-1-cr-distributed-as-flood-relief-in-canacona

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/17/stories/2009101754800600.htm

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-132675.html

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101659670700.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101654370600.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101654160500.htm

https://www.thehindu.com/2009/10/16/stories/2009101651610300.htm

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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