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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Narmada Rationing The Lifeline


In parched Gujarat, 8 FIRs against farmers for ‘stealing’ Narmada water

April 26, 2018 9:55 am

Narmada is the most important source of water for Gujarat. This year, owing to record rainfall deficit in Narmada’s catchment areas in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat’s share of Narmada water has been halved.

Water crisis in Gujarat from today, Narmada shuts tap for farmers

March 16, 2018 10:02 am

SSNNL deploys security personnel along the main canal to ensure farmers do not illegally draw water from today

Madhya Pradesh govt released surge of water for Narmada dam inauguration, then shut tap

March 10, 2018 8:34 am

Official records show the high level that day was achieved mainly because BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh released an unusual amount of water from upstream dams over five days until the inauguration.

From today, ‘no Narmada water to four Gujarat districts’

February 15, 2018 7:46 am

On January 12, the state government had issued a media release with an advisory to farmers, stating that Narmada water will be available for irrigation only until March 15.

Six months after flood, Khariya grapples with water again — now it's scarcity

February 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Thakors, who lost 17 family members and cotton crop in last year’s flash flood, struggle to grow their first crop as government makes lifting of water from Narmada canal illegal

Narmada, rationing the lifeline: As Gujarat gets NCA nod, CM says crisis averted

February 10, 2018 6:06 am

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani declared that the NCA has given Gujarat permission to use the “dead water” of the dam following which there is no difficulty in providing drinking water to 10,000 villages and 167 urban bodies till July 31.

Gujarat in fix as Sardar Sarovar water level at alarming low

February 10, 2018 5:58 am

The development is unprecedented as IBPT is an option to be pressed when water level in the dam falls to a level when it is no more possible to provide water to the canals through dam.

At Holy Triveni Sangam in Gujarat, ‘Narmada is almost dead’

February 03, 2018 10:32 am

Boatmen are on the verge of losing their livelihoods. “I think in the next couple of years, half of us will lose our jobs as what is left of the river dries up. The water level is so low that we had to dredge the riverbed several times to keep the boats afloat."

In Sanand, a water divide: Farmers wait for canal to fill while industries have brimming tanks

February 03, 2018 10:33 am

Following the Gujarat government’s decision to ration water from Narmada, farmers are getting water to irrigate their Rabi crops only once every four days.