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11 September 2010

Torrential showers continued to lash north and east India, deteriorating flood situation in Assam and Delhi and killing six people in West Bengal. Six people were killed when lightning struck them in West Bengal's Purulia and Bankura districts

10 September 2010

The illegal construction of barriers by the Karnataka government goes unabated over the Penna, Chitravathi, Kushavathi and Jayamangali rivers, flouting norms since a decade
Though the state government has issued directions for conducting health camps and sanitation drive from August 31 to September 15 in all the districts in the wake of increasing number of seasonal fevers
The average rate of growth in the created irrigation potential during the I Plan to X Plan is about 1.47 million hectares per year
A group of farmers in Mehsana have decided to promote drip-irrigation in a bid to tide over water scarcity in the district. Mehsana comes under the dark zone, which implies that the groundwater table is much below the minimum desired level
Close to 75 villages in Punjab and Haryana were flooded and thousands of acres of farm land inundated as the Yamuna, Satluj and other rivers rose to alarming levels and overflowed their banks due to incessant rains, an official said Friday
Thirteen people were killed as heavy monsoon rains wracked havoc in north and east India, triggering landslides and inundating lakhs of acres of farmland on Friday
At least eight persons have been killed in flash floods and mudslides triggered by the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh. Several houses were washed away in remote Mossing village in Upper Siang district bordering China on Thursday evening
Heavy rains threw life out of gear in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and other places in the state on Thursday, even as the meteorological department has forecast more rains in the city and state over the next two days
Dibrugarh, Assam reels under artificial floods
Demand for an Act on ‘mega dam liability’ legislation proposed in the NorthEast
Comprehensive biodiversity studies made mandatory to get clearance for hydroelectric power projects in the country

09 September 2010

Developers will have to plan for water supply and get the BWSSB’s nod before placing their plans before the BDA for approval
Monsoon remained active in northern India today with several parts of the region receiving torrential showers which claimed six lives in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

08 September 2010

Infrastructure projects worth Rs.78 crore are lying stagnant over the last two months due to unusual showers in and around the city
Moderate to heavy rains today lashed several parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, disrupting normal life in the region
The department of geology and mining today conducted a seminar on artificial recharge to groundwater through rainwater harvesting, in Dimapur

07 September 2010

As the water level in the Godavari river is steadily rising, authorities on either side of the river bank along its course, initiated precautionary measures to rescue people in case of any inundation of low-lying areas in Godavari districts
Floodwater inflow into the Srisailam dam is reportedly fluctuating continuously as against the official predictions, forcing them to often lift and close crest gates of the dam
It's the problem of plenty. Though the bountiful rains gladdened the hearts of the farmers at first, they are now a worried lot with the downpour not showing any signs of ceasing

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