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Ensemble Methods in Modelling and Data Assimilation (EMMDA)

●Ensemble Methods in Modelling and Data Assimilation (EMMDA)•An international conference on “EMMDA” is being organised by the National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) from 24th -26th February 2020 in Noida•The Conference provides a platform for discussions and deliberations on the present status, future prospects and optimum use of Ensemble Prediction System (EPS).•Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) are Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems that allow one to estimate the uncertainty in a… Read More »Ensemble Methods in Modelling and Data Assimilation (EMMDA)

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Kalasa-Banduri Nala project on the Mahadayi basin

●Kalasa-Banduri Nala project on the Mahadayi basin•It is undertaken by the Government of Karnataka to improve drinking water supply to the three districts of Belagavi, Dharwad, and Gadag•The cost of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project on the Mahadayi basin has risen from about ₹94 crores (2000) to ₹1,677.30 crores (2020) due to the ongoing inter-State river water dispute.•Mahadayi River Mahadayi or Mhadei, the west-flowing river, originates in Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary (Western Ghats),… Read More »Kalasa-Banduri Nala project on the Mahadayi basin

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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi: (PM-KISAN)

●Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi;-(PM-KISAN)~Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year~income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers, in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000 each•It is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare[Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare observed the 1st… Read More »Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi: (PM-KISAN)

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Kawal Tiger Reserve in Telangana

●Kawal Tiger Reserve in Telangana •Kawal Tiger Reserve is located at Adilabad district in Telangana state of India.•The Government of India declared Kawal wildlife sanctuary as Tiger Reserve in 2012.•The Kawal wildlife sanctuary was established in 1965 and later declared as the Protected Area (PA) in 1999 under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.[Flora: Dry Deciduous Teak Forests mixed with Bamboo.]◽The area is increasingly getting threatened by growing human encroachments, rampant… Read More »Kawal Tiger Reserve in Telangana

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Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan- the flagship water conservation project in Maharashtra

●Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan- the flagship water conservation project in Maharashtra•It was launched in December 2014 after Maharashtra experienced consecutive droughts.•With aim to potentially mitigate water scarcity in the most drought-prone villages in a systematic manner.[ By January 2019, the scheme had transformed 16,000 drought-prone villages of Maharashtra]•This flagship water conservation project launched by previous Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government. Five years hence, the project has been officially scrapped by the Maha… Read More »Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan- the flagship water conservation project in Maharashtra

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