irrigation News

A game of chance

Monsoon’s increasing unpredictability calls for greater efficiency in rainwater storage and use.

Haryana plans micro irrigation push

In Jhajjar itself, another project is being irrigated in Subana area to irrigate 225 acres of land. An amount of Rs 4 crore is being spent on both the solar energy-based projects to provide micro irrigation facility to the fields of farmers.


Sugarcane farming: Maharashtra govt plans to replace flood irrigation with drip for cane

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged the state finance department to work out the budget for subsidies to help farmers meet the additional expenditure on drip irrigation infrastructure.

Union ministry seeks ‘special case’ funds to reline canals, help Rajasthan irrigation

The note, likely to come up in Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, states that the two projects are not eligible for inclusion under the latest guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP)

Maharashtra govt plans higher investment in micro-irrigation

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Finance to revise the schemes to give more priority to micro-irrigation projects to achieve More Crop Per Drop.

Punjab's irrigation tubewells: A 1200 feet deep challenge

As Congress government plans cash subsidy for farmers instead of free electricity in order to check water consumption, story of this guzzler tubewell shows persuading farmers won’t be easy.


Irrigation work: 88 per cent tenders quote lower rates in Maharashtra

The state government’s decision to order investigation against corruption in irrigation projects also helped fix processes within the ministry, a senior secretary associated with ministry said.

Maharashtra plans to bring 2.18 lakh hectares under irrigation in 14 suicide-prone dists

Latur, which is reeling under the worst water crisis, will have 10 irrigation projects worth Rs 248 crore, promising to bring 11,011 hectares of land under irrigation.

Drones and doves

In the long run, India will have to invest more in irrigation and better water management. But for the short term, our crop insurance system needs an overhaul.

Irrigation scam: ‘Illegal’ tenders worth over Rs 500 crore surface

Irregular tenders worth several hundred crore were floated in the run up to polls.