Sitamarhi District

News this week

Centre chooses Odisha as a focus state for small hydel projects

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Flooded rivers may be a problem in Bihar, but diverting them is not a solution; neither is building embankments. Example: Sitamarhi.

The twin sisters:  Bihar is a land of fertile farms bearing sugarcane, wheat, rice, gram and pulses. Interspersed between the fields are venerable mango groves. Of Bihar's children, perhaps none is as universally loved as Sita. The village that she was born in -Sitamarhi- welcomed another daughter along with Sita. This was the Lakhandei, a river that flowed through the town till a few decades ago and is revered as Sita's sister.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

River activist Shashi Shekhar has restarted his fast to protest embankments on the Adhwara Samuh rivers in North Bihar. Will the authorities relent this time around?

Noted activist Shashi Shekhar has been on an indefinite fast since December 10th, protesting the construction of embankments on the Jheem Jamura river. These rivers are a part of the Adhwara Samuh rivers in North Bihar, which originate from the foothills of Nepal. Here, about 28-30 rivers criss cross, merge and flow across the landscape for nearly 8 months in a year, and dry up during the summer.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

River activist sits on indefinite fast in Bihar

Shashi Shekhar has been started his indefinite hunger strike on December 10 in Sitarmarhi district of Bihar protesting against construction of embankments along Adhwara group of rivers. His demands include revival of Lakhandei river.

Govt to support nine states in treating water using solar energy

Mpa showing the spot near Tajpur in Sitamarhi where the Bagmati breached its embankments

The following map from South Asia Network on Dams Rivers & People gives a schematic sketch of the Bagmati Breach site near Tajpur in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district.   

baghmati_breach

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

The Rapid Assessment Report of Tilak Tajpur Panchayat prepared by GPSVS is attached herewith

Queries, request for information & additional clarifications can be sought via the comments section.

Download here: Rapid assessment report - Tilak Tajpur Panchayat

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

These photos were taken by NGO Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh, Madhubani

The google map at this URL shows Runi Sayedpur and Sitamarhi, along national highway 77: http://tinyurl.com/lxwfmj

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Article and presentations on the Bagmati and its embankments from the Central Water Commission and well known scholar Dinesh Kumar Mishra

1) A presentation from the Central Water Commission of the Government of India studying the flood problem on the Bagmati and making some recommendations:

flood-management-in-bagmati-basin

2) An article by Sri Dinesh Kumar Mishra who has spent decades studying and writing on the north Bihar Floods. Here he discusses recent attempts to erect more embankments on the Bagmati.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Dinesh Mishra paints a riveting picture of the state of the villages whose future remains closely intertwined with the Kosi, both in India and Nepal

"If it had not breached at Kusaha, it would have anyway breached at this point," points a villager towards the probable location on the eastern bank in village Rajabaas near Prakashpur in Sunsari district of Nepal, located 14 km upstream of Kusaha where the Eastern Afflux embankment of the Kosi had breached on the August 18, 2008. The river has indeed come close to the embankment at the site and with the spurs that protect the embankment in no good condition, a potential danger lurks.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Subscribe to RSS - Sitamarhi District