Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
Gujarat No.1 in implementing Swachh Bharat Mission
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 9 months ago

Swachh Bharat Mission: Gujarat leads the implementation

Gujarat No.1 in implementing Swachh Bharat Mission
Small hydels: Are they really clean, green and safe?
As the number of hydro projects in the serene state of Himachal Pradesh grow, it is time to analyse how safe they really are. Kesang Thakur posted 7 years 6 months ago

Now in a dismantled state, the 4.8 MW Aleo II hydro project, situated between Aleo and Prini in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh made it to the news recently, but for the wrong reasons. The reservoir of the newly built Aleo II hydro project on the Aleo nallah, a tributary of the Beas river, collapsed during its very first trial run on January 12, 2014.

Aleo II Hydro Project, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Dam' safety and management!
A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility. ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes.

Dam induced terror (Source: Matu Jan Sangathan)
IMD predicts less rainfall thanks to strong El Nino
News this week Swati Bansal posted 7 years 7 months ago

Strong El Nino, less rainfall this year: IMD

IMD predicts strong El Nino (Source: MSN Weather)
Indian islands declared 'hope spots'
Policy matters this week: IUCN declares Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep as 'hope spots', CWPRS plans to channelise the Beas and NGT tells Assam to protect Kaziranga animals. ravleen posted 8 years 2 months ago

Indian Ocean's "hope spots"

Coral reefs at Havelock, Andaman Source: Wikipedia