Water resources ministry becomes nodal agency to implement PMKSY

  1. The Union water resources ministry will once again become the nodal ministry for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
  2. It was initially the nodal department for implementing the programme, but the responsibility was later shifted to agriculture department
  3. However, as most big projects and dams are executed under the ministry of water resources, PMKSY has once again gone back to the ministry

Union Cabinet clears National Hydrology Project

  1. News: Union cabinet has given its approval for Implementation of the National Hydrology Project
  2. Purpose: It is intended for setting up of a system for timely and reliable water resources data acquisition, storage, collation and management
  3. It will help in gathering Hydro-meteorological data which will be stored and analysed on a real time basis
  4. The data can be seamlessly accessed by any user at the State/District/village level
  5. Coverage: The project envisages to cover the entire country as the earlier hydrology projects covered only 13 States

Noyyal restoration begins

  1. News: Launch of Noyyalai Nokki project to restore Noyyal River and its tributaries
  2. Context: Stakeholders in Coimbatore, Tirupur, and Erode and Karur Districts will jointly take efforts to restore the river
  3. Restoration project includes: Installation of decentralised sewage treatment plants, developing parks where space is available
  4. Project will be implemented on divide-distribute-develop model by forming committees for every 500 metres of river
  5. Nodal Organisation: Norfed (Noyyal River Restoration Federation)
  6. About Noyyal River: Rises from the Vellingiri hills in Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu
  7. Passes through Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Karur to join the Cauvery at Noyyal village (total of 160 km)

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