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Renovation of two tanks leads to jump in yield

The rejuvenation of waterbodies, taken up by the district administration exactly a year ago by involving government departments, non-governmental organisations and the public, has yielded good results as agriculture production has gone up substantially in all these areas.

This significant achievement has increased the area of cultivation under these waterbodies, thanks to the additional water stored in the renovated irrigation tanks. The most important feature is that these exercises did not cause any expense to the government as the public shared the entire cost.

The district administration, in association with Anna University, Chennai, designed a methodology in 2018 to restore the hitherto uncared for waterbodies with the active involvement of the locals for coordinated execution. The prime objective was to renovate the waterbodies with locals’ participation to ensure increased agriculture productivity.

The methodology was formulated by demarcating the river region and the responsibility was allocated to all the stakeholders.


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US home prices see largest jump in 7 years, latest record high

  • A recent report by Redfin that analyzed the 4-week period ending September 6 found that the median price of a home in the US saw its largest percentage increase since 2013.
  • Rising prices and low inventory have created highly competitive markets for homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers.
  • This increase is the latest in a string of record highs for median house prices since the summer, meaning buying a house may not be a great deal for everyone right now.
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The typical US house price jumped 13% year-over-year to $319,178 for the four-week period ending September 6, per Redfin. That was the biggest percent jump in seven years, since 2013.

The report, which looked at 434 metro areas, also revealed that active listings were down 28% from the same time last year, meaning tight supply keeps propping prices higher and higher. With rising prices, low

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