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  • Guest Post by: Dinesh Kumar MishraThe foundation stone of the Kosi Project was laid on January 14, 1955 amidst fanfare, jubilation and victory. Dr. Shrikrishna Sinha, thgen Chief Minister of Bihar, laid the foundation stone near Bhutaha village close to Nirmali, in Saharsa (now Supaul) district with...
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  • I am a Research Officer at MERI,  Nasik. I need gauging site details on river Godavari up to Gevarai in Maharashtra. I want location, latitude, longitude, silt data availability & discharge data availability. Please advice as how to obtain the specified data. S N Kulkarni snk1962@yahoo.co...
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  • North Bihar has a long history of flooding.Through a series of posts here, we will attempt to explain the background of flooding in Bihar and what are the root causes.For those not familiar with the area the map above gives a startling glimpse into how strongly Ganga tributaries are interw...
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  • Dr. Jagannath Mishra, former Chief Minister of Bihar, has given a pathetic description of floods in Bihar. He said that "Nobody from the government has gone to Saharsa so far. If the people in Saharsa are surviving, they must be saying that we are engulfed in water since ten days and nobody is there...
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  • Key Features: Reviews the risks of inter-basin water transfers warns of critical disadvantages with India's proposed ILR plan offers viable less-risky solutions for water resource development. Inter-basin water transfers are complex human interventions on natural systems that can have pr...
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  • All is not well with the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) constituted on an order of the Government of India to determine the flow required to keep the Bhagirathi river 'alive and to ensure perennial environmental flow in the river'. It may be recalled that on June 30, 2008 the Government of India com...
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  • About the Report: The flood situation report has been a joint effort of Megh Pyne Abhiyan's (literally clouds' water campaign, involving people around the issue of water and livelihood, and a functional network of grassroots organizations) partners - Gramyasheel, Supaul; Kosi Seva Sadan, Saharsa; Sa...
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  •   I am student from Vijayawada currently doing my 3rd year B.Tech at Vr.Siddhartha engineering college. We are doing a project related to hydrology. For the project we need information regarding the location of various rain gauge stations in Krishna delta, to study water resources.  Kindly...
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  • Several threats have emerged in recent years to the pristine Himalayan rivers of Uttarakhand. These include: (i) the proposed construction of 220 dams (ii) the drying up of rain fed rivers due to deforestation and deforestation of their catchments (iii) release of untreated sewage from river side to...
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  • Pained by the unrelenting destruction of the Ganga river, especially by a series of dams in its upper reaches, Dr G.D. Agrawal, India's pre-eminent environmental quality scientist and a legendary Professor (and HoD) of Civil & Environmental Engineering at IIT-Kanpur. (Access:Biography Sketc...
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  • India is facing a water crisis in nearly all the sectors. Fortunately or unfortunately, measures taken by the related authorities to combat the crisis often depends on the amount of 'noise' made by the relevant stakeholders. It is no wonder then, that the urban India, and especially the rich and the...
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  • Some video clippings of the Arkavathy Janadesh Yatra, a river walk along the entire length of the Arkavathy river outside Bangalore, to draw attention to this dying river. The Yatra took place for 10 days from January 26th and ended where the Arkavathy joins the Cauvery.
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  • On 29th January, my colleague Binayak and I went to Nelmangala to participate in the "Save Arkavathy"Walk. The Walk was organized hoping that the participants would learn from the experiences of the villagers along the Arkavathy River and be able to generate interest in them to join the walk.One of ...
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  • The Polavaram project on the river Godavari in AP is in the news due to the rejection of the evironmental impact assessment and the subsequent stay on the rejection by the court. We have put together a page with resources on the Polavaram dam project for the Water Conflicts section. Click here
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  • How polluted are our rivers? Assessments vary, but all point to serious contamination. For a link to a water quality study conducted by a retired engineer and head of a well-known NGO studying the Ganga, look at http://members.tripod.com/sankatmochan/GangaPollution.htm. Veer Bhadra Mishra, the the ...
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  • How can we do water budgeting in a participatorty way with the community in a given sub-watershed? (in lay language) Wha are all the aspects we need to take into consideration? We are working in Arkavthi river basin,Bangalore rural district.  Regards, RajkumarSvaraj, Bangalore
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  • Sri. Dinesh Kr. Mishra reviews the relief efforts following the severe flooding of Bihar earlier this year. We have several earlier blog posts regarding the floods: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/category/bihar-floods/ There is good news from the relief front from Bihar this year a...
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  • Madhu Ramaswamy follows up after several people expressed their appreciation of this series on the blog https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/2007/10/28/ganges-three-part-series-on-the-discovery-channel/ Our posting about Discovery Channel's television series 'Ganges' has attracted sever...
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  • Due to the heat from the Sun the water in the rivers, lakes and Oceans becomes water vapour. As this hot moist air rises into the sky the temperature gets reduced at 7oC per km height in the sky. and the water vapour condenses over smoke and dust particles to form cloud droplets upto 20 microns[micr...
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  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured images of flooded Brahmaputra River. Click on the picture or the link below to go to the full story with larger images http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17769
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Policy matters this week: Environment ministry withdraws amendments to waste rules, Odisha sanctions 12 crores for water in slums and the NGT halts dam construction in Manipur.

Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rules

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MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zone

Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand experts

Owing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.

UP govt plans to recharge died rivulets 

NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

National Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.

Power producers ask for an unbiased assessment

News this week: 'Statue of Unity' doesn't have environment clearance, smoke from religious ceremonies causing glacier melt and migratory birds celebrate a peaceful Diwali in Coimbatore.

Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity'

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Sardar Patel's statue project violates green laws

Activists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.

Andhra denies water to Karnataka

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What is the procedure for getting permission for withdrawing water from Amaravati River for commercial purpose?

 

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Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

The Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.

Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbine

News this week: Gujarat government puts environment activists under house arrest, Goa's mining zone highly polluted and Assam's rice bowl turns into wasteland due to siltation.

Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada river

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Policy Matters this week: MNRE devises zones for renewable energy production, Orissa bans fishing for Olive Ridley turtles' nesting and India and China sign agreement on trans-border rivers.

Ministry recommends dividing the country into renewable energy zones

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