Day: May 12, 2021

Making every drop count: How farmers are using technology to conserve water, boost productivity – Nation News

Nowhere is this dictum more precious than in India’s arid countryside. Farmers here have now realised that technology, community and shared resources can vastly improve their lot Drip, drip: Bhikabhai More shows off his micro-irrigation network in Khoraj village in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar district. Photo by Bandeep Singh 40% savings in water and labour costs if …

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Where farmers control the flow – Nation News

A participatory project involving farmers and elected water users’ committees ensures water to the last farm in parched Bundelkhand. Streaming live: Water users’ committee members with irrigation department officials at the Rohini dam Mardan Lal, 60, a resident of Chauka village of Mehroni tehsil in Lalitpur district, Bundelkhand, was very worried last year when the …

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A handful of problems for Pinarayi Vijayan – Nation News

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is confident the upcoming assembly election, scheduled for April 6, will see his Left Democratic Front (LDF) government return to power. If the LDF does win a consecutive term, it will be a political first, over the past four decades, Kerala has traditionally seen LDF and Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) …

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A Paradigm Shift: The Rise of Dattatreya Hosable – Nation News

When Ashok Soni, the Madhya Pradesh zone chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on March 20, proposed the name of sah sarkaryavah (joint general secretary) Dattatreya Hosabale for the post of sarkaryavah (general secretary), it became clear that the Sangh was on the path of a generational shift. Soni’s proposal was seconded by other …

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