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the cumulative water storage of 11 major dams in Marathwada was eight per cent as against 26 per cent on the same date in 2015. Referring to the appointment of Mahboob Alam, Prapti Mahesh Bhosale got a call from a person who identified himself as Nikhil Sutar. Krishan Pal is with 85 per cent burns.Chandere said it was up to the civic administration to find such locations for which everyone can agree.

the BJP has won 197 seats while BJD 287. Kayani. Devshibhai says,"The idea was to educate people and get them involved in the project" “Sardar Patel Sahabhagi Water Scheme assumed an integral role of the people’s movement We would provide the raw material required for the check dam which would be 60 percent of the job And labour work was to be done by the villagers” Devshibhai reminisces the initial steps taken by the government “We did a yatra from Dwarka to Somnath and the target was to finalise 20000 check dams” he says “The yatra would entail going to various villages and explaining the scheme to get them on board When it began 3000 people were with us By the time it ended we were accompanied by 60000” Devshibhai says the tremendous response ensured the government built 180 lakh check dams by 2002 in merely Rs 50 crore According to a news report in 2003 the water table in the wells of Saurashtra increased by 250 m to 17 m along with land under irrigation and thereby agriculture growth Following the earthquake of Bhuj due to the negative public perception the BJP replaced Keshubhai with Narendra Modi as Gujarat chief minister "In the next 10-12 years the state did not even construct 3000 check dams Worse the check dams require maintenance and that too seems to have been neglected” says Devshibhai In Gondal’s PatKhilori village 20 check dams built one after another have been languishing in a brokenand deteriorated condition for years Such dilapidated structures are commonly witnessed in the region In Gondal’s PatKhilori village 20 check dams built one after another have been languishing in a broken and deteriorated condition for years (Image procured by author) Shambhu Lonagariya and his wife Jaya of PatKhilori say they benefitted from those check dams for two years after which the constructions collapsed “Either the quality was not good” says Shambhu “Or the required maintenance did not come along We are back to square one depending solely on monsoons running around the district if the rain gods betray us” Which is why while travelling through rural Saurashtra one stumbles upon inspirational stories like Jamka in pockets where independent NGOs like Suvagiya’s coupled with people’s participation have managed to bring about change But by and large the region continues to grapple for water During the 2016 drought the acute situation resulted in large-scale crop failure and human suffering in vast swathes of Saurashtra There are many inspirational stories like Jamka (in photo) in pockets where independent NGOs like Suvagiya’s coupled with people’s participation have managed to bring about change (Image procured by author) Kaajal Oza Vaidya an Ahmedabad-based author and someone who has studied the water crisis of Saurashtra in detail says the mental makeup of every village is different "There are petty egos driving our behaviour" she says "In such situation the villages do not show the unity that is required to bring about change Not all the villages have been educated and communicated about the initiative either" However there are places where farmers have not built the check dam but ensured its maintenance even though the government has turned its back In the outskirts of Kalavad town of Jamnagar Vipulbhai Patel 35 says around 10-12 households who benefit from the check dam near their farmland contribute money when it requires repair work “The check dam reduced our water issues during the drought to a large extent” he says “But we are farmers and we can only spend as much There is a bit of a hole in the check dam that needs to be plugged It needs work and money If it had happened we would have benefitted even more The government has not responded even though we have written to them" Modi launched an ambitious Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana in 2012 to permanently end the region’s water deficit SAUNI envisions channelising floodwater from Sardar Sarovar Dam through a network of canals that would fill 115 major dams of Saurashtra A 1125-km network of pipelines costing 12166 crore rupees would carry Narmada water to these dams and irrigate 413 lakh hectares land The work has begun and the reported deadline is December 2019 SAUNI is an expansive scheme as opposed tothe check dams which cost nowhere near what SAUNI does But Vaidya says check dams can optimise the water that the region gets but that too can sometimes not be enough "SAUNI may be fancy but it is useful” she says “It is a good idea to bring Narmada water to Saurashtra But the check dams should have also been maintained The two would have complimented each other to solve Saurashtra’s water woes Right now people’s bath tubs are being filled but farmers’ wells remain dry" Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: March 24 2015 12:00 am The West loved to hate him not because he was repressive but because he managed to create an attractive version of soft authoritarianism Related News It isa measure of Lee Kuan Yew’s stature that he has to use WH Auden’s phrase for Sigmund Freud become a whole climate of opinion The achievements are easy to list Here was a leader who transformed a tiny resource-starved patch of land that was wrecked by race riots into a nation — a prosperous and relatively meritocratic economic powerhouse with a sense of order and purpose He gave Singapore an unusual degree of civic identity which allowed it to navigate the triple challenges of multiculturalism transition to modernity and the treacherous shoals of international politics Singapore unlike many other regimes became a sort of model that many wanted to emulate It has punched far above its weight The criticisms are also easy to articulate Lee was no democrat or defender of liberty He was impatient with democratic checks and balances exuberance and unruliness He often displayed a clever ruthlessness that would have done Machiavelli proud For all its economic dynamism and strong civic commitment Singapore feels like an economic Sparta to many It has the completeness of a state that has probably eschewed the complexity of human nature Some like The Economist wonder what Lee would have done had fate dealt him a bigger power to lead But equally there is the quip probably apocryphal attributed to Deng Xiaoping that Lee would have made a capable mayor of a Chinese city What one makes of him depends partly on what one makes of the Singapore experience But also partly on what one makes of the modern democratic experience Like all leaders Lee had an unusual sense of authenticity and purpose He created that rare thing: a sense of public purpose in the state Singapore is famous for its economic liberalism But behind that was the recognition that a competent economy requires a deeply competent state Unlike our reformers for whom reform means delegitimising the state Lee thought that the state needed to establish its authority through sheer achievement But what makes him an inescapable figure is not just the important achievement of creating modern Singapore The reason he draws so much attention is that he represents in many ways modernity’s unfulfilled subconscious something that both attracts and repels at the same time The elements of this subconscious of modernity are plenty Lee is often derided for creating a muscular punitive state: harassing political opponents out of existence equipped with strong penal traditions and a disciplinarian culture But in a way even the most advanced democracies have not escaped the tension between democracy and a strong state And faced with challenges many have opted for the latter In an age where democracies have total surveillance detention without trial mass incarceration systems as in the United States an inability to control civil society violence and deep regulation of public protest Lee’s repression often benefits by comparison The West loved to hate him not because he was repressive but because he managed to create an attractive version of soft authoritarianism He stood his ground and in doing so questioned the very hypocrisy at the heart of so many established democracies The second element of this modernity is this: it requires lowering expectations from politics The modern democratic project was premised on the idea that if we take controversial subjects like religion off the political agenda we could create peaceful societies We will disagree on redemption and all such grand claims but we could probably agree on more mundane earthly matters like keeping the peace security and economic wellbeing In a sense Singapore was a kind of radicalisation of that model You could keep the peace by concentrating on some basic ingredients of prosperity — focus on bread and eschew the circus Of course just like keeping religion out of politics involves constantly policing the boundaries of what is permissible keeping controversy and division out of the political arena also required constant policing It is easy to say let us focus on basic instrumental goods like prosperity But it is harder to admit that producing a culture that believes that about itself that is pragmatic in this sense also requires a wholescale cultural transformation That is exactly what Lee grasped and produced The third feature of modernity that he radicalised was an instrumentalism about culture itself He used to be described as an Englishman; then he became the stand-in for Confucian values He was probably neither Lee was ruthlessly functional and instrumental in the elements of culture he appropriated If English could give Singapore a common lingua franca and open it to the world so be it If Confucian discipline was a good brand to sell bring it on If Indian unruliness could be re-coded as a sign of inventiveness why not All of Asia has undergone a deep transition to modernity But it is hard to think of many places that have both appropriated cultures and denuded them of any deep historical significance More than a harbinger of Asian values Lee was a quintessential postmodern figure Culture was an instrument to be used not a weight to be carried It is perhaps not an accident that Singapore is one of the few places in Asia that is still not burdened at least in self-conception by the weight of its historical past It is also perhaps not an accident that this very virtue strikes many as its weakness The lack of historical resentment unusual in Asia has made it pragmatically open On the other hand it also projects a sense of culture that has too few layers that can be articulated even if the individual biographies are interesting Lee opinionated clever insightful frank and deeply pragmatic was a significant figure because he had the power of an idea behind him That idea holds a mirror to modern civilisation At one level a polity that is pragmatic eschews historical depth focuses on material wellbeing and individual physical security is driven by an acute knowledge of a modern economy and keeps out debilitating dissent is a deeply attractive one For societies burdened by too much history too much otherworldly stuff physical insecurity a tendency to dissolve economics into metaphysics and where the line between dissent and sheer rancour is never clear such a vision is indeed attractive Lee’s greatest achievement was to make such a vision workable and attractive But how much of that vision will still remain attractive will depend on how Singapore endures its next and more deepening round of political challenges The writer is president? it’s not about being a hero…,The visitor complex kicked off its “Summer of Mars” promotion which included former astronaut Scott Kelly. 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