Irrigation Current Affairs - 2020

SAUNI Scheme: Third Phase launched

The third phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) scheme was launched by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The scheme is to fill 115 dams with Narmada water by August 15, 2020 and March, 2021. Key Features The first phase of SAUNI scheme was launched in 2016 by PM Modi at Aji-3 dam. The Read More…

Annual Report of Environment Ministry

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the Annual Report 2019-20. Highlights The report says that around 11,467 hectares of forest lands have been diverted in 22 states in 2019. The diversion has been made under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The diversion was made for 932 non-forestry projects. Of all the diversions Read More…

AIIB sanctions 145 million USD loan for Major Irrigation Project of West Bengal

On May 15, 2020, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves a loan of 145 million USD to improve irrigation facilities and flood management West Bengal Highlights The project is to focus on the Damodar Valley of West Bengal. It will benefit more than 2.7 million farmers spread across five districts of West Bengal. The total Read More…

GoI allows MGNREGA to begin in rural regions

On April 15, 2020 the Government of India issued guidelines for the extended lock down. Under the guidelines, the Government allows industrial works, road construction works and MGNREGA to begin in the rural areas Need MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) is the biggest source of employment generation in the country. It provides Read More…

India and ADB sign 91 million USD to improve water resources in Karnataka

On November 18, 2019, India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 91 million USD agreement to improve water security of Karnataka. The loan will help to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel irrigation systems and also to increase the efficiency of Krishna river basin. Highlights of the project The Karnataka Government will strengthen the basin Read More…