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Guinness World Records names Assam’s Majuli world’s largest river island

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Floods grip many parts of the country

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Karnataka and TN at cross roads over Mekedatu river project

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Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis

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Cabinet approves the National Watershed Management Project, worth Rs.2,142 crore

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Villagers win as SJVNL drops its tunnel plan for Luhri hydel project 

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ICIMOD wins accolade for its flood warning system

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has won UNFCCC's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award for its work on community-based flood early warning system in the eastern Brahmaputra river basin in India. The project is being implemented in Assam's Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts and exemplifies the innovative use of information and communication technology in capacity building of communities to cope with the effects of flash floods.

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Leachate from thermal plants in Mettur flows straight into the Cauvery river polluting cotton fields along the way. What else is this affecting?

Mettur, a lush green valley town near Salem in Tamil Nadu, is most famous for the Mettur Dam and the Cauvery river, which originates at Talakaveri, in Kodagu, Karnataka. A largely agricultural town, Mettur's move to industrialisation happened in 1936 when Mettur Chemicals set up India’s first caustic-chlorine factory above the Stanley Reservoir. 

Here, on the banks of the Cauvery, are many cotton fields. The peculiarity of these fields is that the cotton plants look as though they are growing on ash and not on soil! What has caused this? 

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The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN

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Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?

The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' proposed to be world's tallest statue

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