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This I-Day new name given to the Agriculture Ministry and the Swachh Vidyalaya mission accomplished 

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Have a glimpse at how water, food and natural defense were an integral part of this fort built in the Sahyadri mountains, northwest of Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Chhatrapati Shivaji was the brave warrior king whose name is still synonymous with Maharashtra. A military genius par excellence, he launched guerrilla warfare (ambushes, surprise raids, and hit & run tactics) against the numerically superior but inert, traditional Mughal forces. To build on his speed, surprise & manoeuvrability, he constructed or repaired strategically placed forts across the rugged crest of the Western Ghats.

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Policy matters this week: NGT restricts extraction of groundwater in Maharashtra; Centre OKs Polavaram Project Authority appointment; Delhi govt holds authorities accountable prior to the monsoon.

NGT prohibits groundwater extraction in Maharashtra's 12 districts

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News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects.

Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UN

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News this week: Kerala's offshore areas are rich in marine sand, says GSI; JP group sells its hydro projects in HP without settling the tribals' issues; Illegal sand mining kills Chambal's ghariyals.

Kerala seas's rich in sand, says GSI

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MoEF revalidates POSCO's clearance

Environment ministry revalidates environmental clearance of POSCO's steel project in Odisha, though a major hurdle of National Green Tribunal's decision on the project, lies ahead.

Finally Vedanta gets defeated

Hello,
I have a borewell which is 350 feet deep with a 6" diameter with an yield of 2". The casing depth is 10 feet. Please suggest a suitable submersible motor & pump for the same.

Sunil Sarnobat

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Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from sea

State government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.

UP govt releases Rs. 10 crore for Ganga project

Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

The Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.

Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbine

India strengthens its ties with China

The two countries sign a new agreement strengthening their relationship on trans-border rivers. China assures facilitating exchange of flood data and eases India's concern over new dams on Brahmaputra.

Creating national regulator for green nod not possible, tells govt to SC

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