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Make Jal Shakti Abhiyan public movement: Devender Singh

Kaithal, Jul 16 (UNI) Economic Advisor in the Union Labour and Employment Ministry Devender Singh on Tuesday said that all public representatives should make Jal Shakti Abhiyan a public movement to conserve precious water and to recharge under ground depleting water table.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken initiative on this issue, which needed public support, he said, while addressing the Sarpanches and Municipal Councilors in the Mini Secretariat here.
He said that rain water should be lowered in the earth through water harvesting systems, so that there is improvement in depletion of under ground water level.
''We will have to work for reuse of the used water. Water harvesting systems should be installed in all schools to create awakening among the students and also in government buildings and panchayat institutions. Maximum trees should be planted to make the environment green,'' he added.
He said that drip irrigation be used in farming to avoid exploitation of under ground water and wastage of water should be checked and each gram panchayat should have at least 25 pits to absorb excess water.
He also asked for collection of rain water in local Bidhkyar and Surajkund ponds and said that water from sewerage treatment plants should be used for agriculture.
Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Soni said that each Panchayat will be given Rs 10 lakh as incentive for installing water harvesting systems in all government buildings. The water retaining capacity of ponds was being increased and target to plant four lakh saplings during current monsoon has been fixed, she added.
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Rs 781 cr for Chambal Express Way

05 Jul 2020 | 1:39 AM

Bhopal, July 4 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan underlined on Saturday that – with laying of the Chambal Expressway – that backward area shall transform into an industrial zone.
“I visualise this project as the ‘Chambal Progress Way’ that is my dispensation’s dream enterprise. There is a provision to provide only 50 per cent of land free of cost under Bharatmala but my government is providing 100 per cent worth Rs 421 crore without charge. Besides, the regime will disburse Rs 330 cr as royalty of soil plus murram and also bear the expenditure of Rs 30 cr to be incurred on permissions pertaining to forest land,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while videoconferencing with Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

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MP Govt ayes Sanwer Project

05 Jul 2020 | 12:26 AM

Bhopal, July 4 (UNI) In a crucial decision that shall translate into direct benefit for 272 villages across three districts of Madhya Pradesh, the dispensation on Saturday approved the Rs 2,358.75-crore Sanwer Micro Lift Irrigation Project, it was officially learnt.
The meeting in question, conducted with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Chair, witnessed the senior politician issuing directives vis-à-vis commencement of work after completion of procedures. Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat and Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains were among those in attendance.

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Dust storm hit various parts of Hamirpur

05 Jul 2020 | 12:22 AM

Shimla, Jul 4 (UNI) Dust storm wreaked havoc in various parts of Hamirpur district disrupting power supply, uprooting trees and blown away rooftops.

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With 13 new cases, Covid-19 tally mounts to 1,046 in HP

05 Jul 2020 | 12:14 AM

Shimla, Jul 4 (UNI) Thirteen more people tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh mounting the tally to 1,046 in the state, Senior Officer of Government confirmed here on Saturday.

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Fuel price hike: Himachal Cong submits memorandum to Prez

05 Jul 2020 | 12:10 AM

Dharamshala, July 4 (UNI) Congress workers on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the President, seeking roll back in the hike of fuel prices.

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