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Water from coal mines benefits 7 lakh people

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2019

Coal has always been identified as the primary source of energy in India, fuelling 55% of power generation. But thanks to a series of policy initiatives by the Narendra Modi government, the Black Diamond industry is now also quenching thirst of nearly seven lakh beneficiaries...

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Agro-centric mini-grids and solar trolleys could transform Indian farming

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 28, 2018

A group of private companies is pioneering a new approach to powering the agricultural industry in rural India that could significantly increase productivity of small-holder farmers, by...

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Haryana executing solar power-run micro irrigation project

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 28, 2017

The Haryana government is executing a unique solar power-run micro irrigation pilot project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY), an official said today.


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West Bengal govt set to tap solar power for irrigation needs

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 24, 2017

The state water resource investigation and development department is planning  to use solar power to supply irrigation water to the farmland. At present, farmers mainly  use electric pumps for...

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Detailed Project Report to be prepared on cleaning Muttar in Kochi

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2016

Irrigation department will be preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for dredging and cleaning river Periyar at Muttar (Muttarpuzha).


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This Gujarat village is harvesting a sunny crop

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 1, 2016

Dhundi is home to the world's first solar irrigation cooperative, where farmers harness the sun to water their crops and sell the excess to the grid.
For years, Raman Parmar, 45, used a...

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India-EU technology helping use waste water to boost crop productivity

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 17, 2016

'Water4Crops', a joint project undertaken by the European Union (EU) and India, offers 'Constructed Wetland', a technology to reuse the wastewater in rural areas for irrigation which would also...

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Innovative water management technique from Gujarat gains global acceptance

By : sustainabilityo..., May 31, 2016

181 Newly appointed IAS officers will undergo training in an unique water harvesting technique developed in Gujarat. The 'Bhungroo' method is a brainchild of Ahmedabad based couple Biplab Paul...

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India to use International Solar Alliance to push solar water pumps

By : sustainabilityo..., May 25, 2016

India plans to use International Solar Alliance to popularise indigenously developed solar water pumps across the world, especially in emerging markets, a top official said.

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