Who needs farming for food?

Who needs farming for food?

The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoir

Petitioners argued that the rehabilitation of dam oustees and construction of bridges to connect villages near the dam in Uttarakhand is still incomplete. Filling the reservoir will put their lives in danger

Rs 853 crore drinking water schemes for Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister Jayalalitha approves drinking water and underground drainage schemes for various municiplities under JNNURM and a German funding project

Assam wants river and lake authority for the state

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also discussed initiatives taken for river conservation with the State Environment and Forests Department.

Rs 100 crore to make Kerala water rich

Money set aside to address water scarcity and for prevention of water-borne diseases. Will be given to people and local bodies interested in building check dams

Dredging of rivers' mouths to deal with mosquitoes in Chennai

Dredging would help improve tidal wave action and drain water from Cooum and Adyar rivers.into the sea.

Rs 4.3 crore to tackle water scarcity in rural Bangalore 

Money proposed to help the four talukas of Hoskote, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur and Devanahalli with installation of motor pumps for borewells.

This is a news roundup of January 25, 2014.

Deccan Herald, Business Standard, SANDRP, The Economic Times, The Assam Tribune, The New Indian Express, The Hindu
News Daily: Study shows rural dependence on agriculture going down; SC says no to complete filling of the Tehri reservoir; Drinking water schemes worth Rs 853 crore for Tamil Nadu