Odisha becomes Centre's focus state for small hydel projects
News this week Swati Bansal posted 7 years 2 months ago

Centre chooses Odisha as a focus state for small hydel projects

Small hydel project in Bilgaon
Fluid rivers but concrete mindsets
Flooded rivers may be a problem in Bihar, but diverting them is not a solution; neither is building embankments. Example: Sitamarhi. chicu posted 7 years 9 months ago

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.

The old course Lakhandei at Sitamarhi
The indefinite fast continues
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? sabitakaushal posted 8 years ago

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.

Activist Shashi Shekhar (Source: Water-Vagabond)
Map showing the site where river Bagmati breached its embankments in Sitamarhi, Bihar in 2009
Mpa showing the spot near Tajpur in Sitamarhi where the Bagmati breached its embankments iwp posted 12 years 5 months ago

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.   

Rapid assessment of the flood situation at Tilak Tajpur Panchayat in Sitamarhi, Bihar
The Rapid Assessment Report of Tilak Tajpur Panchayat prepared by GPSVS is attached herewith iwp posted 12 years 5 months ago

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

Download here: Rapid assessment report - Tilak Tajpur Panchayat

Pictures from the Bagmati embankment breach in Bihar in 2009
These photos were taken by NGO Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh, Madhubani iwp posted 12 years 5 months ago

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

Background documents on the Bagmati embankment breach: Article and presentation
Article and presentations on the Bagmati and its embankments from the Central Water Commission and well known scholar Dinesh Kumar Mishra iwp posted 12 years 5 months ago

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


Kosi darshan: A deeper look at the lives of those pinned on the river
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 iwp posted 12 years 9 months ago

"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.