Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicNarmada

Topic: Narmada

In drought-prone Kachchh, Sardar Sarovar project is ‘dream come true’. But not for all farmers

Kachchh branch canal is soon to be completed and will bring Narmada waters to parched fields. But while it has ‘transformed’ many lives in Kachchh villages, dry patches remain.

Butterflies, puja, a meal with mom ⁠— how PM Modi celebrated his 69th birthday

PM Modi's spent his birthday in Gujarat, where he visited the Narmada dam and a butterfly park, apart from his customary visit to his mother.

The new ‘babalog’ in Indian politics are gurus who want plum posts and perks

The godmen, always powerful in India, have moved from being shadowy Rasputin figures to the centre stage in an administration.

Thirsty Gujarat got its priorities wrong, needs better management of Narmada water

State govt mismanaged scarce water after a bad monsoon in MP last year, and now, Gujarat won’t have any water to spare for irrigation till July at least.

Gujarat’s ‘Statue of Unity’ district divided over how much they benefit from Sardar Sarovar Dam

Some voters claim 182-m tall Sardar Patel statue and the dam will boost tourism and help create jobs.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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