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  • Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year According to the latest report of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the live storage available in the 113 reservoirs monitored by it, is 85 percent of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage is around 2...
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  • Navigation lock at Farakka Barrage redesigned for Hilsa migration This monsoon, the Hilsa fish will be able to swim down the Ganga all the way up to Allahabad from the Bay of Bengal. The migration of the fish till Allahabad had been stopped after the Farakka Barrage was built on the ...
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  • The year 2016 was an abysmal year in terms of environmental policy and conservation in India. At India Water Portal, we have already spoken of the major policy changes of 2016, analysed both India's largest river conservation programme and the government's flagship river-linking plan. But there are ...
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  • Farakka behind Bihar flood: CM This year, Bihar witnessed one of its worst floods in four decades and has already claimed 156 lives and affected nearly five lakh people across 12 districts in the state. Chief minister Nitish Kumar has held Farakka dam responsible for the floods as it has caused hea...
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  • The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, called for the decommissioning of the Farakka barrage recently. This demand, unlike what may be expected, was not motivated by a love for free-flowing rivers. On the contrary, Kumar believes that with its upstream neighbour Uttar Pradesh usurping all the wa...
    chicuposted 3 years 9 months agoread more
  • NGT raps UP government over Yamuna's pollution near the Taj Mahal The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Uttar Pradesh government, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Agra Development Authority and Agra Nagar Nigam for not ensuring cleanliness and proper disposal of untreated sewage in ...
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  • Punjab-Haryana at crossroads over the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna canal Not ready to share its river waters, the Punjab Assembly has adopted a resolution against the construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal that was conceived 30 years back. Also, the State Government has given its nod to ...
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  • The epic voyage--Nadisutra--along the Ganga may have been the high point of Emmanuel Theophilus’s recent work, but there have been many more peaks and valleys for this fervent mountaineer cum ecologist. Theo lives in a remote village near Munsiyari in Uttarakhand. Once a full-time employee of the ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 4 years 5 months agoread more
  • Dismal state of groundwater in the country According to an assessment done by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), the groundwater in 276 districts of the 676 districts in India is contaminated with fluoride, 387 districts contaminated with nitrate and another 87 districts have high levels o...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 weeks agoread more
  • Chromium afflicts borewells in India's largest industrial areaA survey by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board in Bangalore's Peenya industrial area has found chromium contamination in 20 out of 72 borewells. A carcinogenic metal, the extent of chromium in some wells was found to be 600 to 700...
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  • Rajiv Awas Yojana to make India slum freeGovernment uncovers its plan to launch urban housing programme, Rajiv Awas Yojana, for slum dwellers under JNNURM.Power ministry gears up for hydel developmentThe sixth meeting of hydro task force held to speed up the development of hydropower projects. ...
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  • Char, an island on the Ganga on the India-Bangaldesh border is owned neither by nature nor state- a film review
    ravleenposted 6 years 12 months agoread more
  • This report deals with the social conflicts emerging out of the encroachments owing to the change in course of the Ganga upstream and downstream of the Farakka barrage. The barrage was built with the intention of diverting water into the Hugli river with a view to flush the sediment load into the de...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 9 years 10 months agoread more
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Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

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Navigation lock at Farakka Barrage redesigned for Hilsa migration

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During a dismal year that spelt doom for the conservation of the country’s natural resources, some politicians made headlines with their bizarre ideas and statements. Here’s a roundup.

The year 2016 was an abysmal year in terms of environmental policy and conservation in India. At India Water Portal, we have already spoken of the major policy changes of 2016, analysed both India's largest river conservation programme and the government's flagship river-linking plan.

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Farakka behind Bihar flood: CM

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The Farakka barrage is an ageing symbol of our need to control rivers and our inability to do so. Can we do away with it?

The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, called for the decommissioning of the Farakka barrage recently. This demand, unlike what may be expected, was not motivated by a love for free-flowing rivers.

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NGT raps UP government over Yamuna's pollution near the Taj Mahal

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Punjab-Haryana at crossroads over the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna canal

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Emmanuel Theophilus was awarded the ' Bhagirath Prayas Samman' at the India Rivers Day 2015 for his valiant and untiring effort to safeguard the integrity of the Mahakali River.

The epic voyage--Nadisutra--along the Ganga may have been the high point of Emmanuel Theophilus’s recent work, but there have been many more peaks and valleys for this fervent mountaineer cum ecologist. Theo lives in a remote village near Munsiyari in Uttarakhand. Once a full-time employee of the National Dairy Development Board and later of its offshoot National Tree Growers’ Cooperative Federation, he went to work with the Foundation for Ecological Security, a national NGO.

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Dismal state of groundwater in the country

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News this week - Chromium contaminates drinking water in Peenya industrial area, NEERI develops new technology to treat effluents and water crisis hits 22 big cities in India.

Chromium afflicts borewells in India's largest industrial area

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