Farakka

Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
After 40 years, Hilsa migrates to Allahabad again
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

Navigation lock at Farakka Barrage redesigned for Hilsa migration

Farakka Barrage by Sudip Burman via Google Maps, Feb 2012
They said it!
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. Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

The year 2016 was an abysmal year in terms of environmental policy and conservation in India.

Ken river that flows through Panna Tiger Reserve. (Source: K Gagan, Wikimedia Commons)
Poor dam management behind Bihar flood
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Farakka behind Bihar flood: CM

Farakka Barrage by Sudip Burman via Google Maps, Feb 2012
Farakka faces a barrage of criticism
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? chicu posted 4 years 4 months ago

The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, called for the decommissioning of the Farakka barrage recently.

The lower Ganga, just upstream of Farakka, displays bank-cutting and erosion.
UP unable to protect Yamuna, Taj Mahal: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 5 months ago

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

Yamuna river near the Taj Mahal. (Source: Ekabhishek via Wikipedia)
Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal creates rift between Punjab-Haryana
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 10 months ago

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

Sutlej river in Punjab (Source: Harpreet Riat via Wikipedia)
Choppy waters and a calm river voyager
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. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 1 month ago

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.

Theophilus being awarded the ' Bhagirath Prayas Samman' (Source: Kush Sethi)
Half of India's groundwater contains poisonous substances: CGWB
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 8 months ago

Dismal state of groundwater in the country

A hand pump in New Delhi
Chromium contaminates Bangalore's drinking water
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. ravleen posted 7 years 4 months ago

Chromium afflicts borewells in India's largest industrial area

Groundwater contamination (Source:Google Images)