Pithoragarh District

  • Mahakali, also known as Sharda in India, gushes through the hilly tracts of Nepal and Uttarakhand, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way. Like all rivers meandering through the lush terrains and forests of Uttarakhand, Mahakali too has become a cause of disagreement b...
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  • River Mahakali snakes its way through the hills and valleys of Nepal and Uttaranchal, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way. Also known as Sharda in India, the river forms the international boundary between India and Nepal. The river has, of late, become a cause of di...
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  • Public hearing for Pancheshwar dam continues while ignoring people's concern On August 11, the environment public hearing (EPH) was held at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand for the Pancheshwar dam, a joint venture between India and Nepal that aims to produce more power than all existing dams in the state...
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  •  India builds dykes on Kaliganga, causes misery to NepalFloods wreaked havoc in Nepal's Darchula district in June 2013. The affected residents in the region blame this on the construction of dykes and embankments on the Kaliganga river in India. The Indian government has unilaterally taken up f...
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  • Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods NepalConstruction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.Slow economy reduced water uptake by Pune industriesOf the 31.19 million litres per day ear...
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  • A before and after image of Motighat hydro electric plant, ravaged by the Uttarakhand floods
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  • The HKH region is one of the most dynamic, fragile, and complex mountain systems in the world as a result of tectonic activity and the rich diversity of climates, hydrology, and ecology. The high Himalayan region is the freshwater tower of South Asia and has the highest concentration of snow and gla...
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A study assesses risks associated with Pancheshwar dam in the light of environmental impact observed for the Tehri project.

Mahakali, also known as Sharda in India, gushes through the hilly tracts of Nepal and Uttarakhand, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way. Like all rivers meandering through the lush terrains and forests of Uttarakhand, Mahakali too has become a cause of disagreement between the state and the people due to the widespread community opposition to the proposed dam on it at Pancheshwar.

Hydropower dams in the region

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Despite controversies around the Pancheshwar dam proposal and the panic it is creating among the villages around, the project is progressing fast.

River Mahakali snakes its way through the hills and valleys of Nepal and Uttaranchal, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way. Also known as Sharda in India, the river forms the international boundary between India and Nepal. The river has, of late, become a cause of disagreement between the state and the people due to the widespread community opposition to a proposed dam on it at Pancheshwar.

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Public hearing for Pancheshwar dam continues while ignoring people's concern

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News this week: Nepal blames India for causing floods in former's territory; Study says Ganga is loaded with superbugs; Slowdown affects water use in Pune industries.

 

India builds dykes on Kaliganga, causes misery to Nepal

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Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods Nepal

Construction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.

This study by ICIMOD provides a comprehensive account of the number and status of glaciers across the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.

The HKH region is one of the most dynamic, fragile, and complex mountain systems in the world as a result of tectonic activity and the rich diversity of climates, hydrology, and ecology. The high Himalayan region is the freshwater tower of South Asia and has the highest concentration of snow and glaciers outside the polar regions giving it the name Third Pole.

Balati glacier at sunset

Balati glacier, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand (Source: Uttarakhand and I)

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