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Water Resource Development

23
Oct
2018

23-10-2018 9:00 am - 26-10-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.23,600.00

INTRODUCTION India developed extensive irrigation infrastructure bringing more than 110 million hectares of land under irrigation in the form minor, medium and major irrigation systems. But the irrigation efficiencies of these systems are low in the range of 25 to 35 percent only due to huge amount of losses during conveyance, distribution and application of water to the fields. One of the main reasons is ineffective management and also not employing the latest knowledge, skills and tools in the irrigation water management. Increasing population and finite water resource demand more judicious use of water and experts identified the need for canal automation to improve the overall water use efficiency. The advantages of automation are not limited to savings in operation cost and water but it also alleviates the risk of water logging and salinization. Automation also increases the reliability and accuracy of water distribution and also make it possible to accurately know the volume of water delivered to group of farmers or even to individual farmers. This also paves the way for introduction of volumetric allocation of water and inturn leads to the equitable distribution of irrigation water. Indian irrigation systems have to go a long way in adopting the CANAL AUTOMATION.

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13
Nov
2018

13-11-2018 9:00 am - 16-11-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.23,600.00

INTRODUCTION

By end of Tenth five year plan, it was noticed that the Rainfed areas of 85 million hectares out of 142 million hectares of the net cultivated area have suffered neglect in the past and even now there exists high untapped productivity and income potential in these areas. National Water Policy 2002 States that “Drought-prone areas should be made less vulnerable to drought associated problems through soil-moisture conservation measures, water harvesting practices, minimization of evaporation losses, development of groundwater potential including recharging and the transfer of surface water from surplus areas where feasible and appropriate”. The draft National Water Policy 2012 also stresses the need for “Watershed Development activities to be taken in a comprehensive manner to increase soil moisture, reduce sediment yield and increase land and water productivity. To the extent possible, existing programmes like MGNREGA may be used by farmers to harvest rainwater using farm ponds and other soil and water conservation measures”. Based on the experiences of the Watershed Development programmes executed so far, Govt. of India in coordination with the Planning Commission, formulated Common Guidelines for Watershed Development Projects in the year 2008 and also revised in 2011. These guidelines indicate a fresh framework for the future Watershed Development Projects. Implementation of Watershed Development Programmes in an integrated manner with holistic approach certainly paves the way to meet the challenges posed by the drought conditions especially in drought-prone areas of our country

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11
Dec
2018

11-12-2018 9:00 am - 14-12-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.23,600.00

 

Demand for Land and Water is continuously escalating due to increased population. Although water is a renewable resource, its availability in a

appropriate quantity and quality is under severe stress due to increasing demand from various sectors. Agricultural sector being the largest one, as it consumes around 80% of the country’s exploitable water resources, the overall development of the agriculture sector and the intended growth rate in GDP is dependant on the judicious use of water resources. Conventional methods of water conveyance and irrigation practices adopted under projects have been highly inefficient, leading not only to wastage of water but also to several ecological problems like water logging, salinization resulting to soil degradation. It has been recognized that use of modern irrigation methods like drip and sprinkler irrigation is the only alternative for efficient use of surface as well as groundwater resources and achieve more crop per drop of water. Micro Irrigation has gained the attention of Policymakers and Planners during last two decades because of its potential to increase yields of crops. Of late, Micro Irrigation Technology has been rapidly expanding all over the world especially in water-scarce areas of both developing and developed countries. It is very popular in Israel, U.S, some parts of Europe, North America, India and China. There is ample market potential with continuously rising demand for food grains and it is becoming the most in-demand Technology. In India, it is estimated that about 69 million hectares of land area could be brought under Micro Irrigation System. Despite concerted efforts from the Government and International agencies, Micro Irrigation in India hardly covered less than 5% of the net irrigated area. It is essential to develop a team of trained personnel who are capable of achieving better synergy among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of Micro Irrigation projects. The Govt. of India is also taking a number of initiatives in this regard, since long time, the present program being “More Crop Per Drop”.

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18
Dec
2018

18-12-2018 9:00 am - 21-12-2018 5:00 pm
Rs.23,600.00

INTRODUCTION

Contract Management is a unique and important discipline of Project Management. It is, in fact, emerging as a discipline which is a blend of administrative, technical and legal aspects, with a flavor of art. Many of the problems in the Management / Administration of Contracts arise from the attitude of the owner’s engineers and the contractors towards each other and to the work, although it has to be appreciated by both that they have a common objective of completing the work within the time specified and the rates quoted. During the implementation of the contract, both have to work towards the fulfillment of the objectives specified in the Agreement. It will be in the best interest of the project that the Contract Management is handled by the owner or the appropriate authority with tact and care without getting into unnecessary disputes with the contractor or allowing undue benefits or advantages to him. The whole process should be gone through under the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 (amended by Act No.4 of 2003) and The Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996. The price of good Contract Implementation is indeed Eternal Vigilance.

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