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Yamuna river water quality improves, thanks to floodwater: Experts

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Oustees of one of the highest gravity dams of the world fear yet another displacement--50 years after the first one.

Bhakra dam was the first hydropower project of independent India. Though it brought electricity and water to vast areas, the people displaced in the Bilaspur area of Himachal Pradesh remain dissatisfied. Many of them were not adequately compensated, and began living and farming in the adjoining forests. They were allowed to stay put--unofficially--by the administration. But now, 50 years later, a High Court order is calling for the removal of all encroachments from the forest areas of Himachal Pradesh.

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India's largest pvt hydel project sold

In a deal involving Rs 10,500 crores, Jaypee sells two hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh to an Abu Dhabi firm. The 1000 mega watt Karcham Wangtoo one of them

Rajasthan complains against contaminated water in Satluj

MGNREGS to help build toilets in villages

Rural sanitation works included under the list of jobs that can be done under MGNREGS in collaboration with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

Madras HC restrains NGT from suo motu actions

Kerala stands against govt's decision on Western Ghats

Criticising the government for ignoring Gadgil report, Kerala government appoints new panel to study Kasturirangan Committee report on conservation of Western Ghats. 

NGT orders environment restoration of Puri 

The study estimates the average contribution of snow and glacier melt runoff in the annual flow of Satluj river at Bhakra dam.

The study estimates the average contribution of snow and glacier melt runoff in the annual flow of Satluj river at Bhakra dam. This study is restricted to the Indian part of Satluj basin. A water balance approach was used to determine the average snow and glacier contribution to the annual flows.

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The study assesses sedimentation rate, water spread area and volume of the Bhakra reservoir in Satluj basin using remote sensing data for the years 1988-89 and 1996-97.

The study assesses sedimentation rate, water spread area and volume of the Bhakra reservoir in Satluj basin using remote sensing data of IRS-1B satellite and LISS-II sensor data of the years 1988-89 and 1996-97. The original elevation-area capacity curves and the reservoir levels on the eight dates of pass of the satellite were obtained from the Bhakra Beas Management Board, Nangal.

Using the trapezoidal formula, the capacity in between the maximum (513.904 m) and minimum (450.436 m) observed levels was assessed for the year 1996-97. The loss of capacity till 1988-89 was 491.315 mcum and till 1996-97 was 807.354 mcum. These could be attributed to the sediment deposition in the zone of study of reservoir.

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Hindi version of Shripad Dharmadhikari's book "Unravelling Bhakra" is now available. It is titled Bhakra - Parat Dar Parat Ek Padtal.

bhakra.bmpOrdering and other information about the book is here

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