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This article by Amita Bhaduri gets into the nitty gritty of the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP).

There is a palpable sense of a looming water crisis in India. Conflicts across competing users and uses are on the rise. In the irrigation sector, it is widely felt that “paucity of resources and poor performance of existing major and medium irrigation systems are the two main problems”(1). More recently, the sector has been faced with a spate of allegations of poor irrigation facilities created at inflated costs resulting in demands for a realistic assessment of its various programmes.

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A 3 day national seminar organised for creating awareness and triggering a dialogue among scientists and lay people on the emerging challenges related to water resources, quality and conservation

This three day national seminar was jointly organised by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram, and the C Achutha Menon Foundation (AMF), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and included presentations and discussions on a range of water related themes such as water scarcity, water conservation, commercialisation of water, water conflicts and water management.

The seminar aimed at creating awareness and triggering a dialogue among scientists, academicians, researchers, activists, as well as lay people on the emerging challenges related to water resources, water quality and water conservation in the state of Kerala. The seminar was inaugurated by Shri V M Sudheeran, Ex MP and former speaker, while Dr Rajasekaran Pillai, Executive Vice President KSCSTE, delivered the keynote address with the felicitation by Shri M P Achuthan, MP.

The seminar included discussions under five different themes related to water issues that included water scarcity, water conservation, commercialisation of water, water as an new area for conflicts and water management.

Seminar on water management

The three day seminar on water management at the Achuta Menon Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala

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The report and its annexures document contains data on all river basins in Tamil Nadu. It includes data on wetlands of Tamil Nadu, Area under production and yield rate of principal crops, Area irrigated by tanks. List of Dams, Sand quarries, Inland fish production. It also provides detail on death cases due to water borne disease like Malaria and Cholera.

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This document contains data on the type and source of drinking water provided at the household level as per year 2011 census for the whole country.

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Distribution of groundwater in Assam

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Annual Report of water Resources Ministry with complete details of grants and expenditures each year on various water related projects. Status of various agreements with neighbourhood countries is also updated. The second link provides annual report of all previous years from 2000 onward.

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This document describe different aquifer type, their location, thickness and other properties of Meghalaya. It also provide district wise data on water level and distribution of wells. It also have various maps showing each aquifer type and its location and water quality.

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