Tuesday, Jan 28 2020 | Time 03:29 Hrs(IST)
  • Iran de facto remains at stage 4 of nuclear deal scale-back : Russian diplomat
  • German air force to evacuate citizens from virus-infected Wuhan this week : reports
  • US military jet was not brought down by enemy fire : spokesman
  • US Military Jet Was Not Brought Down by Enemy Fire - Spokesman
  • Eight people killed in Alabama boat dock fire early Monday morning : Fire Chief
States » North

Haryana govt to rejuvenate over 16,500 pounds

Chandigarh, Dec 6 (UNI) To ensure better utilisation and conservation of water, Haryana government has decided to rejuvenate over 16,500 ponds in the state which are in revenue record.

This decision was taken in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Kattar here on Friday. He directed that in the first phase, about 200 ponds in those villages which are included in the Mahagram Yojana and ponds of having religious and historical significance be taken up on priority basis. About 15,946 ponds have been identified for rejuvenation in the state and out of which 1800 ponds would be developed in the first phase in a year’s time.

Chief Minister said that the primarily, the State Government aims to ensure drinking water supply in the households through taps and also to purify the water used in the household kitchens by pouring into the ponds so that the same could be utilised by cattle for drinking purpose. He said that thereafter, the remaining water would be utilized for irrigating crops through micro irrigation. He directed the officers to identify agriculture fields for discharging water of big ponds.

It was informed in the meeting that as per the survey conducted by the officers of District Pond Management, 600 ponds on the basis of 38 parameters in urban areas and 15,946 ponds on the basis of 44 parameters in rural areas have been identified for rejuvenation. An action plan has been prepared for this purpose as per which about 16,000 ponds would be rejuvenated in coming 10 years.
Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority, Urban Local Bodies, Irrigation and Development and Panchayats Department would work jointly for the improvement of such ponds.

Among those present in the meeting, included Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary Irrigation and Water Resources Department Devender Singh, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayats Department Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Ashima Brar and other senior officers of the State Government.
More News

IAS deputed to Centre

28 Jan 2020 | 1:38 AM

Bhopal, Jan 27 (UNI) Mr Hari Ranjan Rao, a 1994-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been sent on deputation to the Centre for a period of five years, it was officially learnt.
The bureaucrat was hitherto serving as Principal Secretary (Higher Education).

see more..

2 slain in MP village

28 Jan 2020 | 1:26 AM

Shivpuri, MP, Jan 27 (UNI) Two persons were gunned down in Mehabra village on Monday evening in the wake of a dispute on Sunday over creating a path through a farm.
“J Jatav (25) and G Baghel (36) were warming themselves beside a fire when A Chouhan and his accomplices perpetrated the crime. The accused are absconding,” Superintendent of Police RS Chandel said.

see more..

Vehicular traffic disrupts on the Hindustan Tibet National Highway

27 Jan 2020 | 11:30 PM

Shimla, Jan 27 (UNI) Due to fresh snowfall at tourist resort Kufri this evening, vehicular traffic disrupted on the National Highway-5.

see more..

Noose for kid’s rapist

27 Jan 2020 | 11:13 PM

Narsinghpur, MP, Jan 27 (UNI) A local court awarded the death sentence on Monday to a man – who was working as cook for the Special Armed Force’s 6th Battalion – after pronouncing him guilty of abducting a five-year-old on the night of June 24, 2019 from the vicinity of the bus stand and sexually assaulting her.
Judge A Singh handed down the punishment to Santosh Markam on whom a fine of Rs 10,000 was also slapped.

see more..

UP CM orders strict monitoring of coronavirus patients

27 Jan 2020 | 11:05 PM

Lucknow, Jan 27 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed strict monitoring of Corona virus in the state which was started from China and killed over 80 people so far.

see more..