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February 25, 2014 9:00AM - February 26, 2014 9:00AM

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Could there be a repeat of the 2004 dam breach caused by the bursting of the Tsatichu lake that resulted in flooding areas of Assam?

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 lies in a high risk earthquake prone zone and also registers heavy rainfall. These landslides, at times, dam the steep narrow valleys of Bhutan and breach landslide dams that can cause serious hazards downstream. 

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Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

About the Fellowship

ICIMOD is introducing this seminal Fellowship programme that focuses on Northeast India which is not only extremely rich in biodiversity resources, but also lies in the frontline of climate change and natural hazards.

Eligibility for journalists

August 15, 2013 12:00AM

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Flooding in Assam caused by embankments on the mighty Brahmaputra is routine news. It makes the headlines every year but not for long. Political apathy however, continues.

Floods are an annual event in the north-eastern state of Assam. The newspapers expect it at this time of year, every year. For the world, this is routine, something not even worth a front-page story like the Uttarakhand floods maybe because it does not involve pilgrims or religion. But even as we watch the news about Assam floods ensconced in our cosy couch, the people of Assam have lost their home, their livelihood, their family members, their community and their sense of belonging.

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People in India revere the Himalayas but most may not know much about its people. A common platform to highlight issues that the mountain peoples face is the need of the hour.

Left, right, up, down...bump, bump, bump! That was me… being thrown about on all sides of the jeep that I was in. No, I wasn’t off-roading! I was on an investigative mission to Pinrow, a village in Nainital district, Uttarakhand from my home. I was investigating the impact of the state government's push for 100% of child births to happen in the hospitals. Queasy and battered from the bumpy ride, I wondered how a very pregnant woman would handle the ride up the winding mountain roads to the hospital.

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Meghalaya in general gets 12000+ mm of water through rainfall, nevertheless, scarcity of water is a common issue here. I've recently read many articles on water-less urinals which help in conserving the natural resource & keeps the environment clean at the same time too. Bio-blocks are another alternative to this.

I would like to get contatcs of organizations who manufacture "Odour Trap" for the urinals and the ones who manufacturer Bio-blocks. Ay information on the resource support available for this will also be useful.

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