Devise time-bound plan to address water contamination: Parliamentary committee
India gets its first soil moisture map developed using hydrological model
The river Alaknanda holds a special, sacred place for Indians. One of the two headstreams of the holiest river Ganga, Alaknanda originates from glaciers at the head of the Alaknanda valley in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.
Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villages
India announces its new climate plan
8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study
We sat on a charpoy in Agwaanpur and talked of flood warning systems for the Ramganga. Of all the places I had visited, Agwaanpur, probably due to its urban nature, was the only one which boasted a rudimentary system. The police would inform the Maulvi that a flood release was expected, and he would repeat the warning using the loudspeaker normally used to summon people to prayer.
Water Ministry launches a portal on the Ganga river
Centre allocates 50% MGNREGA funds to sanitation and green cover
Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes.