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  • Ashok Kumar Dolai can hardly control his tears whenever he sees the river flowing near his house and a narrow red earth road snaking beside it.  The 26-year-old lost his pregnant wife in the first week of December after he failed to shift her to the nearest hospital in time because the road wa...
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  • The Chandil dam reservoir is located 30 kms from Jamshedpur on the Subernarekha river in Jharkhand. While this dam is a 'tourist hotspot', its construction has resulted in the displacement of more than 20,000 families from 116 surrounding villages. “We lost our farmlands because of the project and...
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  • MP interlinks Narmada with KshipraThe 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Prade...
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  • Rayalaseema gets tense over waterPoor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam caseConducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly pr...
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  • An add-on to the harms of arsenic contaminated water Arsenic contamination of water has led to development of widespread resistance in the country to antimonial drug used to treat leishmaniasis, finds study.HC allows construction of Bihar's Utkal asbestos plantPatna High Court renews ...
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  • India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger IndexWith its rank at 63 this year, India has moved up two spots on the Global Hunger Index brought out by the International Food Policy Research Institute every year. However, at more than 40%, India still has the highest number of malnourished childr...
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  •  Flood fury hits Assam   Floods in the state affect one lakh people with Dhemaji district being the worst hit. Incessant rainfall raises the level of the Brahamputra river above the danger mark. Houses washed off and wildlife in Kaziranga national park affected as 70% of the sanctuary go...
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  • Pipe leakage in this water starved Jharkhand town forms a puddle even as helpless residents await water treatment plant and overhead tanks
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  • Courtesy: CGWBWest Bengal at a glanceClick here for an overview of the water-related aspects of West BengalClick here to read more about the systematic hydrogeological surveys of the CGWB
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  • As part of the research study, River Basins and River Basin Organisations in South Asia, done by the Society for Participatory Development Hyderabad, CapNet South Asia (Read More) and Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development Pune (Click Here), data about individual river basins has bee...
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A river threatens a village by eroding the mud, inching closer to the houses and hampering the villagers’ lives and livelihoods.

Ashok Kumar Dolai can hardly control his tears whenever he sees the river flowing near his house and a narrow red earth road snaking beside it. 

The 26-year-old lost his pregnant wife in the first week of December after he failed to shift her to the nearest hospital in time because the road was too narrow for a four-wheeler. Doctors declared her brought dead when he reached the hospital carrying her on a rickety boat. He curses the river for the tragedy.

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The rush for caged fish culture of one variety has created a glut in the market, crashing prices. How will the farmer-fishermen cope?

The Chandil dam reservoir is located 30 kms from Jamshedpur on the Subernarekha river in Jharkhand. While this dam is a 'tourist hotspot', its construction has resulted in the displacement of more than 20,000 families from 116 surrounding villages. “We lost our farmlands because of the project and now, to support our families, we have to take any job available", says Narayan Gope. 

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MP interlinks Narmada with Kshipra

The 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh

Rayalaseema gets tense over water

Poor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.

CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam case

An add-on to the harms of arsenic contaminated water 

Arsenic contamination of water has led to development of widespread resistance in the country to antimonial drug used to treat leishmaniasis, finds study.

HC allows construction of Bihar's Utkal asbestos plant

News this week: India moves up on the Global Hunger Index, Churu on its way to total sanitation and Phailin affected areas face drinking water stress.

India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger Index

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Floods in Assam, bio-toilets in Konkan railway stations and damage of hydropower project in Uttarakhand are highlights of this week's news.

 Flood fury hits Assam

 

Floods in the state affect one lakh people with Dhemaji district being the worst hit. Incessant rainfall raises the level of the Brahamputra river above the danger mark. Houses washed off and wildlife in Kaziranga national park affected as 70% of the sanctuary goes under water.

 

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A map of West Bengal from the CGWB showing groundwater yield prospects

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The research study will help in providing the basis for planning for future strategic interventions in the river basins mentioned in the study, and to encourage similar exercises in other regions

As part of the research study, River Basins and River Basin Organisations in South Asia, done by the Society for Participatory Development Hyderabad, CapNet South Asia (Read More) and Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development Pune (Click Here), data about individual river basins has been collected for the river basins in South Asia.

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