Brahmaputra

  • Ganga catchment area has lost over 1500 billion cusecs of water flow: StudyA study conducted jointly by the Australian National University of Canberra and the Kumaon University, Nainital has revealed that more than 1500 billion cusecs of water flow has been reduced in the Ganga catchment area&n...
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  • Charge fees, use funds to clean Yamuna: NGT The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi's civic agency to charge residents an 'environmental compensation fee'. Every household in the city will now have to pay a minimum environment compensation of Rs. 100 for generating sewage and the f...
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  • Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts The Karnataka Government has set up a new firm called Karnataka Mining Environment Restoration Corporation (KMERC), that will carry out environment restoration work in the mine-ravaged districts of Ballari, Chitradurga and Tumakuru. The fi...
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  • The Brahmaputra, one of the mightiest rivers in the world, has many stories to tell as it journeys from Tibet through India and finally finds its way to the Bay of Bengal. Sadly, many of these tales are not happy. Known for its disastrous flooding, the monsoon season is play time for the r...
    Usha Dewaniposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • Fishermen unhappy with Centre's revised guidelines for deep sea fishing According to the Central Government's revised guidelines for deep sea fishing, big ships can obtain permit from the Government for carrying out fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)—an area of the sea between...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • Cyclone Nilofar makes its way towards Gujarat Nilofar, a severe cyclonic storm, is anticipated to hit Gujarat near Naliya in Kutch district, on the morning of October 31. The cyclonic storm is prevailing over the west central Arabian sea and is expected to hit land at a maximum speed of 125 km...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Hudhud lands in Vizag at 195 kmph Cyclone Hudhud has struck the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha at a speed of 195 kmph, bringing with it heavy rain and winds. The cyclone has caused severe damage to Visakhapatnam and has claimed 21 lives in Andhra Pradesh. Over 4 lakh people have bee...
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  • Deltas sinking, thanks to damsMajor Indian deltas like the Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Krishna-Godavari are sinking because of proliferation of large dams that starve deltas of sediment, groundwater mining that causes land compaction and artificial embankments that affect river coursesPolitical partie...
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  • India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UNThe United Nation's report on the World Water Day talks about conflicts between India and its neighbouring countries over river water sharing.  Areas of conflict might include Ganga-Brahamputra basin and the Indus and Mekong river basins, say...
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  • The very large storage of ice in the Himalaya, only less than those in the two poles of the Earth, has given the Himalayan region another name - The Third Pole of the Earth . The snow and ice melt flows in the rivers and improves their perennial character. These perennial Himalayan rivers, namely Br...
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 4 months agoread more
  • PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khandThe 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the hos...
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  • Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGOSouth Asia Network for Dams, Rivers and People says the cumulative study conducted by the Central Water Commission does not mention social and cultural impacts of the 44 proposed projects on the river in Arunachal PradeshThanks to high pollution, Agra's water s...
    ravleenposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • Objectives: Explore ways to institutionalize a platform for sharing know-how on climate change-related policy, research, and practice in Northeast India;Create opportunities for networking and engagement with policymakers to support informed decision making; andShare information and knowledge a...
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  • Chilika lagoon named as 'Destination Flyways' by UNThe United Nations World Tourism Organisation designates Chilika lagoon, Odisha's biodiversity hotspot, as 'Destination Flyways', for being a sustainable and resilient abode for migratory birds. The UN's body arm will aid Chilika Development Authori...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Kumbh Mela left its trash behind The year began with the Maha Kumbh festivities near the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers in Allahabad. Pollution levels rose alarmingly at the Sangam in Allahabad where more than a 100 million people took the 'holy dip' during the 55 day long festi...
    ravleenposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hydropower development in Bhutan has gained considerable ground as a sector capable of contributing to the development of the country. In 2012, Bhutan earned $177 million through energy export. However, these developmental activities are also prone to natural hazards like landslides since the region...
    Manu Moudgilposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • On a train journey from Nagaland, a friend and I began talking on the subject of water. He said to me, "You have so much water in the Brahmaputra Valley and your lands are always flooded but we have to struggle for a drop of water in the hills". I said, "You can save us from the catastrophe of flood...
    Manu Moudgilposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollutionSpread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation ActTo legally bind the states for settling tribal rights over forestland ...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Govt initiates probe into discrepancy in toilet dataUnion Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation constitutes panel to look into the huge difference between the ministry and Census data on missing toilets.ADB to spend Rs.740 crore on flood mitigationAsian Development Bank to take up...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity' The 182 metre high iron and bronze statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel proposed in Gujarat's Narmada district has not yet applied for environment clearance. Environment activists have written to the Ministry of Environment and Forests asking ...
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No water to TN till a special state legislature session takes a call: Karnataka 

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With much of Salmora lost to the insatiable Brahmaputra river, the potters of Majuli stand at a crossroad, uncertain how long they can continue their unique craft.

Women in Salmora area of Majuli, the world’s largest riverine island and India’s first island district, practise their traditional form of pottery--the one that does not use a wheel but is hand beaten to shape and uses a viscid kind of clay. As the Brahmaputra eats away huge swathes of land year after year, the clay that these potters use is being taken away by the river. 

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Underprivileged children are the most affected by Assam’s annual floods. Their schools washed away and health affected, they also fall prey to nefarious activities.

In what is considered the worst flood in a decade, the flood in Assam this year has swept over 2,800 villages away and submerged more than two lakh hectares of crop. More than 26 lakh people have been affected in 28 out of 34 districts of the state. There have been many casualties, too.

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'Namami Gange', big budgets, 'Yamuna Aarti', interlinking of rivers and many other plans were made by the government to better our rivers. Have they helped?

Government allocated Rs 4,173 crore for Water Resources and of this, Namami Gange received Rs 2,037 crore.

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NIH scientists to probe if Mansarovar is the source of Ganga

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China's Zangmu Hydropower Project, one of the biggest dams on Brahmaputra, is operational

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