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User: subbu Topic: narmada
Category: Dam Siltation
Last updated: Nov 26 2018 18:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In flood-prone Kosi basin, planners must ignore ineffective high dams and seek sustainable solutions 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Traditional ‘low tech’ wisdom is actually ‘high science’ perfected over the millennia by local communities.
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River in disequilibrium: How engineering attempts to ‘tame the Kosi’ have only added to human misery 26.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An ‘embankment mafia’ of technocrats, politicians and contractors ensures that alternative measures are not discussed seriously.
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Erosion, siltation affect farm life in Lakhimpur 19.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Erosion, siltation affect farm life in Lakhimpur
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Steps being undertaken to prevent floods at Gohpur town 28.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Steps being undertaken to prevent floods at Gohpur town
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Goa’s mining shutdown is great for the environment, but not for all Goans 25.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Those who depended on mining for their livelihoods want it resumed, albeit in a responsible way.
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Already struggling, Bangladeshi fishers cannot find hilsa in peak season 9.9.2020 Scroll.in
Thousands risk starvation as the prized species has been elusive this season.
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Over 2,000 bighas of siltation-hit cropland rendered unfit for cultivation at Pukhura 12.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Over 2,000 bighas of siltation-hit cropland rendered unfit for cultivation at Pukhura
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Panel to study factors leading to erosion, floods in Dibrugarh 18.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Panel to study factors leading to erosion, floods in Dibrugarh
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Mahadayi, Yettinahole projects get allocation 6.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Additional one lakh acres of land to be brought under irrigation in 2020-21
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Sharda river keeps changing course in UP, creating permanent refugees on India-Nepal border 3.3.2020 Scroll.in
Continuous land erosion has locked the residents in a cycle of agricultural loss and debt.
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BDA ‘concretises’ restoration of Bellandur Lake 3.3.2020 Citizen Matters
It turns out that the Bangalore Development Authority’s mammoth rejuvenation plan for Bellandur Lake is not how the experts conceived it. Fears that this crucial project – to be carried out under the gaze of the National Green Tribunal – becoming another brick and mortar-centric exercise, may not be unfounded.
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‘Efforts on to save lake’ 29.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Efforts are on to prevent untreated wastewater from Bengaluru directly entering Byramangala lake, a reservoir designed to store water along the Vrisha
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Restoration of check dams yet to begin 23.2.2020 Hindu: Health
Water level in several sources has come down, signalling tougher days ahead
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Forest Dept fines contractors for illegal extraction of earth 14.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Forest Dept fines contractors for illegal extraction of earth
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From farming to fishing: Occupational change hasn’t helped the people affected by dams on Narmada 8.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Stagnation of the free-flowing river and rampant sand mining have deteriorated the riverine ecology.
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Highest number of dykes breached in Barpeta 29.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Highest number of dykes breached in Barpeta
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Siltation hits 1,100 bighas of crop land in Nalbari 9.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Siltation hits 1,100 bighas of crop land in Nalbari
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Siltation creates havoc for Patacharkuchi farmers 8.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Siltation creates havoc for Patacharkuchi farmers
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Every monsoon, Lahore’s drainage system fails and the city floods. Where did it go wrong? 2.8.2019 Scroll.in
Instead of last-minute disaster management, the city needs to invest in flood prevention.
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Despite SC order illegal excavation on inside KNP 4.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Despite SC order illegal excavation on inside KNP
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