Govt to create food godowns under MNREGA

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Govt to create food godowns under MNREGA

To bring efficiency in the public distribution system, government plans to spend Rs. 450 crore to construct block level godowns for storage of foodgrains under the rural emloyment scheme.

Hope comes to stalled Subansiri dam

NHPC asked to add safety measures in the design of Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh.

The dirtiest city nears its goal of total sanitation

Churu town in Rajasthan makes a distinction in North India by getting close to its target of becoming open defecation free in just two years. 

Acute drinking water shortage looms cyclone-hit Odisha

First cyclone, then floods and now shortage of food and clean drinking water and insanitary conditions put many lives in danger in Odisha.

Centre releases Rs. 54 crore funds to Karnataka

To complete 197 ongoing minor irrigation projects in the state, government delivers Rs. 54.27 crore grant to Karnataka.

TN's monsoon failure ruins palm trees

A year long severe drought in Tamil Nadu has led to withering of 60 to 70% of coconut trees across the state.

Migratory birds miss their north Indian home this season

Uttar Pradesh irrigation department has opened the gates of barrage right at onset of birds' migratory season, thus emptying the water of Noida's Okhla Bird sanctuary which has resulted in both local and migratory birds deserting the park.

6.8% of Karanataka is wasteland

13.03 lakh hectare of geographical area in the state is identified as wasteland by the Union Ministry of Rural Development. 

This is the roundup of important news for October 18, 2013.