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  • 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 p...
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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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  • During the recent flood in Alaknandaganga, authorities failed to open Vishnuprayag dam gates which led to dam collapse due to the pressure built by 2 km long reservoir formed upstream of the dam
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  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India's warning of a severe disaster due to hydro power projects in Uttarakhand three years ago fell on deaf ears
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A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility.

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. The sudden rise in the river level happened because the upstream Larji dam opened its gates to release water to prevent excess electricity from being produced.

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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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