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Water intensive agriculture

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Jatin Verma
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1. Old NH 2: Delhi-Kolkata Now, NH 39 has been renamed as NH 2 connecting: Dibrugarh (Assam) - Tuipang (Mizoram) 2. Nh 37 does not pass through kaziranga national park. But Forms its Southern boundary. Also, Brahmaputra River is the Northern and eastern boundary; Mora diphlu river is Southern boundary of the kaziranga national park. 3. Barak river: In manipur, Part of Surma-meghna river system and it does not pass through Kaziranga!
Barak doesn't pass through Kaziranga national park... NH 37 pass through Kaziranga NH 37 - Manipur to Assam nh10 - chicken neck nh 2- Mizoram to assam Barak river originates from Manipur ...passes through Mizoram , Assam and Bangladesh it is part of Surma Meghna system
The 564 kilometres long river is part of Surma-Meghna River System. It rises in hill country of Manipur where it is biggest and most important of hill country rivers. After Manipur it flows through Mizoram and Assam. It later enters Bangladesh where it forks into Surma and Kushiyara rivers. The sixth national waterway stretch is on this river.
Barak river originate in manipur where is the biggest and most important of the hill country river after it passes through mizoram and assam and enters in bangladesh and join surma and kushiyara river.Barak is a part of surma-meghna river.its tributaries are Dhaleshwari,longai,sonai,rukni,katakhal.National waterways6 proposed in this barak river and it doesn't pass through kaziranga national park. And thank u sir,hmlogo ki nind bhgane k liye☺
Barak river originate in manipur where is the biggest and most important of the hill country river after it passes through mizoram and assam and enters in bangladesh and join surma and kushiyara river.Barak is a part of surma-meghna river.its tributaries are Dhaleshwari,longai,sonai,rukni,katakhal.National waterways6 proposed in this barak river and it doesn't pass through kaziranga national park. And thank u sir,hmlogo ki nind bhgane k liye☺
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  2. Page-9 Nation: Time to shift focus from landWater Punjab produces only 0.22 kg of rice for every metre cube of irrigation to water productivity in farming, says NABARD. [GSM-3: Sustainable Agriculture] in some stales harkiand has . A report released by the National Bank for at th guzzlers water. Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the other hand, produce 0.75 kg and 0.68 kg of rice respectively for the same amount of water Low irrigation coverage results 0.8 E only 3% irrigation coverage 0.6 Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) says that Indian agriculture needs 0.4 IIIN to stop being "obsessed" with the land productivity and instead start worrying about water productivity Titled Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops, the report is part of a research project with ICRIER, mapping a water atlas for Given that Indian agriculture uses almost ten major crops-rice, wheat, maize, red gram or tur, chickpea or channa, sugarcane, cotton, are increasingly under stress, changing the groundnut, rapeseed-mustard and potato. These together occupy more than 60% of the increasing productivity per unit of water, country's gross cropped area e an k h ent Punjab KatakaA.P. Jakhand WB OdishaiM.P Telangana T.N UP, Haryana Gujarat Chhattisgarh Assam Maharashtra 80% of all the country's water resources, which objective of agriculture development to especially irrigation water, is crucial un that


  3. want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE buat th The report says that the most stark differences between land and water productivity are seen in rice and sugarcane cultivation. . Punjab reports the highest land productivity for rice, producing four tonnes per hectare. However, it only produces 0.22 kg of rice for every meter cube of irrigation water. y hav phc. reve heJharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the other hand, produce 0.75 and 0.68 kg for the same slay amount of water. . However, low irrigation coverage results in low land productivity in these States. For sugarcane, another water-guzzling crop, Tamil Nadu reports the highest land .Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh also have high rates of land productivity. Jharkhand has only 3% of its land under irrigation. productivity, producing 105 tonnes per hectare However, all four States in the water-stressed sub-tropical belt have an irrigation wate or us hink h causel erent i rk and productivity of less than 5 kg/m3. . In fact, an average of 40 rounds of irrigation are needed in Tamil Nadu. In the Gangetic Plain States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand, need five and eight rounds of irrigation respectively. ch


  4. want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE Recommendations made in the report: The report recommends that Cropping patterns be re-aligned to water availability, using both demand and supply side interventions With water and power subsidies skewing cropping patterns, it also recommends reform in these areas, with a shift from the price policy approach of heavily subsidising inputs to an income policy approach of directly giving money farmers on per hectare basis. Prices will then be determined by market forces. . 6 0 3 phc he


  5. want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th Pa ation: Flood situation remains grim in Four people drowned and another died in landslide on Saturday, taking the death toll in the first wave of flood and rainfall-induced landslides in Assam to eight since Wednesday At least 21 others have died in flash floods and landslides in Manipur and Tripura over more y hav than a month reve .Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said two people in Cachar district and one each in Hailakandi and Hojai districts lost their lives in the flood that has affected 4, 25,373 people across seven districts. Of the district's 331 villages, 231 are under flood waters, with rivers such as the Katakhal, the Dholeswari and the Barak flowing above the danger mark. Fresh landslides in Dharmanagar area of Tripura have also cut off Tripura from the rest of the country. The railway and highway to the landlocked State pass through this area Tripura Chief Minister visited the flood-affected Udaipur area and held meetings with officials p for providing relief in flood-affected areas slay . or us hink h cause l erent . rk and t sta . Some 200 workers of the National Disaster Response Force had been flown in to the State two days ago for rescue operations in Unakoti, South Triprua and West Tripura districts, where more than one million people have been affected


  6. want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE s bnat th NH Cave-ins Two national highways 37 and 2 which link Manipur to Assam and Myanmar respectively have caved in along the mountain areas, blocking heavy vehicle traffic for the past three days y hav phc.Meanwhile fresh areas at Mayang Imphal, Uchiwa and other villages have been undated by the flood waters. However, the situation in and around Imphal has improved reve layer NO WORK The NHAI is or us hink h cause h erent four-laning NH 37 from Srirampur Gate to Nagaon . The Nagaon-Jorhat- Dibrugarh road a pur by the NHAI for completion by Assam PWD is 178km rk and t sta Other major highwayss passing throu Assam are NH 31 NH 38, NH 39. NH 44, NH 51, NH 52, NH 53, NH 61 National Highway 31


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  8. want to be starting ganses, beiag anted to show the boss whatcE Page-9 News: 'Had predicted about state of economy': Former FM Chidambaram Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member P. Chidambaram said that it hurt him to realise that his prediction on the state of the economy post-demonetisation had come to pass. 2 0 pThe former Finance Minister said he took no pride in seeing that the economy lost 1.5 he percentage points in GDP growth post-demonetisation. 8 He recalled that he had predicted this in a speech in Parliament after the demonetisation announcement. . or us


  9. Page-10 News: Delhi drama: four Opposition CMs rally behind Kejriwal n a swipe at the BJP and the Congress. Naidu, Kumaraswamy, Pinarayi Vijayan and Mamata visit his family after being denied permission to visit him at Raj Niwas It's de facto President's Rule, says Delhi CM c The Chief Ministers o Ker- he turday called upon Prtime sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Raj Niwas. Kejriwal on Saturday said They said they had been denied permission by the meet Mr. Arvind Kejriwal at Chandrababu Naidu, capital due to what his Aam an "illegal strike by Delhi the Raj Niwas Mr. Kejriwal, Deputy wal's family at his residence Unlikely partners:Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee, H.D. Kumaraswamy, Pinarayi Vijayan and N. Chandrababu Naidu late on Saturday, and held a atthe A.P. Baan in New Delhi onSaturday before meeting Arvind Kejriwal's family SPECIALARRANGEMENT Jain and Gopal Rai have been a pur ocked himself tors' room at Raj Niwas since Hunkering down: Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders at The unlikely unity among sentation to you with respect three and had retired for the the four Opposition leaders to the issues concerning the day to catch the Argentina isseen as a strong message to Hon ble Chief Minister of celand football match. But thent aned the og rodivoiehis sru n vin Keiti on h minuieune in Bigg Boss house: BleN nor Anil Baijal order an end ule. I agree. It is de facto from the Chief Minister's re to what they call a strike by President's rule in Delhi thro sidence to Raj Niwas on an Singh Sirsa and suspended said tere is no strike dnod has pined a Congress. Mr. Kejriwal and slot today as we are waiting. jee and Mr. Kejrwal. He then o the CPIKMD head STAFFREPORTER Pankaj Gupta said at a press leagues have been on a sit-in time around 9 p.m. todayquarters AKG Bhavan where EW DELIm for the past six day Before meeting Mr. Kejri he discussed the invitation Delhi Chief Minister Arvind have been protesting out er, restricted wal's family, the four Chief with available Polit Bureau Kejriwal had "locked him side the CM's office for four been doing at the Raj Niwas. tion with the political execu wrote to Prime Minister Na and workers woukd gather at sion show situation, leaving alone since protest against the assault February, int so he would be able to leave in Earlier on Saturday, the four n over 90 minutes. The Op tojoin the meeting. Chief Ministers, who are in position quartet marks a first Ms. Banerjee was the first te capital to fend for itsel wards the Prime Minister's Delhi to end Sunday's NITI in many ways, For the first among the quartet to ex in the face of water crisis 'People sufering on Chief Secretary Anshu Raj Niwas and attenda meet residence. He added that et


  10. want te be starti Page-10: It's acto President's Rule, savs Delhi CM at th Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there was " de facto President's Rule" in the national capital due to what his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) termed an "illegal strike" by Delhi government officers. . Mr. Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai p have been staging a sit-in inside a visitors' room at Raj Niwas since Monday evening, demanding re he that Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baiial order an end to what they call a strike by officers Raj Niwas and the IAS officers' association has said there is no strike. The officers have, however, restricted communication with the political executive to the written form alone since February, in protest against the assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by AAP MLAs at Mr. Kejriwal's residence. On Day Six of the sit-in, Mr. Kejriwal responded to a tweet by a journalist that said the officers withdrawing from work was a de facto imposition of President's Rule. "I agree. It is de facto President's rule in Delhi thro IAS strike," the Chief Minister tweeted." . e an k h ent Seeks PM's help: On Friday, the Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to intervene to end the "strike" so he would be able to leave Raj Niwas and attend a meeting of Niti Aayog. . ksa that


  11. Page-10: India's proposed Assumption Island deal drifts wat th Nearly two weeks after an official announcement by Seychelles President cancelling the agreement with India for the development of Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean, the government has refused to respond to the move, with Defence sources saying they are yet to be nformed of the decision Seychelles President made it clear that he would have no further discussions on the subject with he Prie Minister Narendra Modi when he visited India on June 25 and 26, and that he was not going table it in the Seychelles National Assembly for ratification. The External Affairs Ministry refused to comment on the issue despite several requests. . Security setback: The decision by the Seychelles President to drop the deal in the face of prot over a perceived loss of sovereignty is a blow to the government's "SAGAR" (Security and Growth for All in the Region) programme, announced by Mr. Modi during a visit to Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) countries in March 2015 pur It also comes amid India's troubles with another IOR country, the Maldives, where the government lock e has demanded that India withdraw two helicopters, pilots and personnel from its atolls that had been sent there to help with maritime patrols. Background: Discussions regarding development of Assumption Island began in 2003, but were formalised in 2015 during Mr. Modi's visit. t stay


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