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#India – Farms robbed of water, farmers livelihood

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:49 IST | Agency: DNA Yogesh Pawar High-powered committee on water reallocates 1983.43 million cubic metres of water from 51 irrigation projects to coal-fired power plants, finds a study conducted by non-profit organisation Prayas. A high-powered… Continue Reading →

What plagues Maharashtra’s irrigation sector ?

Wanted: rule of law Author(s): Pradeep Purandare, Downtoearth Issue Date: May 31, 2013 What plagues Maharashtra’s irrigation sector Pradeep PurandareIt is simple, true and bitter. Maharashtra’s irrigation sector is going from bad to worse. First an irrigation scam and now a drought…. Continue Reading →

#India – Why are people opposing Lower Suktel Irrigation project in Odisha ?

  “O government! Open your ear and listen to us ,We do not need Suktel dam.”                    – writing on a wall in GS Dungripali, one of the villages that will be… Continue Reading →

#India – Work on Suktel irrigation project begins at gun point #oppression

Author(s): Sudeep Kumar Guru Issue Date: 2013-4-11 Balangir district authorities use police force to allow construction work as anti-dam stir continues Photo credit: Sudeep Kumar Guru Work on the Lower Suktel irrigation project in Odisha was started this week amid public… Continue Reading →

#India- Desperate for a dam, ready to displace 100,000 people

Author(s): Sugandh Juneja Issue Date: 2013-1-15 Government skews facts to plan a project in Rajasthan that will displace 100,000 people Government says the proposed dam is 150 metres upstream of a wildlife sanctuary, while residents say the project falls inside… Continue Reading →

Irrigation scam 2.0 ? Threat to forest land in Maharashtra

Snehal Rebello, Hindustan Times Sawantwadi (Sindhudurg), December 03, 2012  More than 150 hectares of pristine forest in Sawantwadi, 500km south of Mumbai on the Maharashtra–Goa border, could be submerged along with homes, temples and sacred groves for an irrigation project… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra sits on multiple irrigation acts, doesn’t bother to frame rules

    Published: Saturday, Sep 1, 2012, 9:45 IST By Sandeep Pai | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Farmer suicides in Maharashtra are more a routine than an exception. Everyone knows drought is to blame, but the state government, too, cannot shirk… Continue Reading →

Rs 20,000 crore swindled in Maharashtra irrigation scam #Indiashining

Nauzer K Bharucha, TNN | Aug 6, 2012, 04.52AM IST In another explosive revelation, TOI has learned that costs of 38 irrigation projects in Vidarbha were increased from Rs 6,672 crore to Rs 26,722 crore by the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC)…. Continue Reading →

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