User: k_ram Topic: Uttarakhand Hydro
Category: Dams
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To be an environmental world power 4.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Cross-border environmentalism is crucial for South Asia, but India is not inclined to take the lead
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Rejection of Modi wave? How Opposition used bypoll results 2018 to attack BJP 31.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The Narendra Modi-led BJP faced a barrage of attacks after its humiliating defeat in the bypolls held recently in 4 Lok Sabha and 10 assembly seats.
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Dry patches of sand appears in stretches of river Ganga 30.5.2018 General News
The rising temperature has taken a toll on the river Ganga in Varanasi as patches of sand are visible in long stretches in midstream after the water started drying up.Despite relevant efforts taken by the Centre, including the approval of a number of projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) as part of Ganga rejuvenation programme earlier this year, the condition of the holy river is deteriorating raising concerns for experts."Dams built on Ganga's headstreams in Uttarakhand, canals built along the river, water supply to other states and its exploitation are root causes behind the condition of river Ganga today. We'll have to work seriously. If nothing is done now, then soon it will become a lake. Around 45 crore of the total Indian population is dependent on river Ganga," river expert Dr B.D. Tripathi told ANI.Earlier this month, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a workshop .
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Rehabilitation of Kalagarh residents: NGT raps U'khand govt, slaps fine of Rs 3 lakh 30.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Uttarakhand government for not demolishing illegal structures inside Kalagarh, the most sensitive core area of the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, saying it was trying to "frustrate" its directions. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim slapped a penalty of Rs 3 lakh on the state government for not filing an affidavit on demolition and asked it to file the document within a week. The green panel said that it had ordered demolition of the illegal structures inside Kalagarh. However, the state government was trying to delay compliance on the pretext that land for rehabilitation was not available. "From the narration of the facts as stated, the intention of State appears not honest. The order has not been complied on one pretext or the other and now the ground created is about want of land for rehabilitation before the demolition could take place. In the circumstances, we are justified in concluding that unless a serious view is ...
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Seaplane operations to begin at Tehri Lake 29.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Aiming of to attract more tourists, including foreigners, a seaplane service will be introduced on the Tehri Lake besides an array of water sports activities to make the water body a happening adventure spot in the region, Uttarakhand Chief Minister T.S. Rawat said.
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PM Narendra Modi ended dynasty politics, ushered in development: Amit Shah`s reply to Rahul Gandhi 26.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in past four years, Amit Shah today credited him for giving corruption-free governance.
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Seaplane to land in Tehri lake next year, says CM Rawat 25.5.2018 General News
A seaplane will land on Tehri lake next year as part of an elaborate promotional strategy by the Uttarakhand government to develop the artificial dam reservoir as a major tourist destination, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said today. Speaking at the ongoing Tehri Lake festival, which he could not formally inaugurate as he arrived late due to bad weather, Rawat said the lake had the potential to attract visitors from all over the world and generate employment for thousands of people. "We are working on a number of plans for Tehri lake. At the centre of them is landing a seaplane on it next year," Rawat said after the three-day festival was inaugurated. The chief minister said the lake could become a prominent shooting spot for Bollywood as he highlighted that a yet to be released Hindi film Batti Gul Metre Chalu' starring Shahid Kapoor was recently shot at the lake. There are many filmmakers interested in shooting their films here, he said. Noting the limitless potential of ...
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Water level across major reservoirs goes down by 1 pc 17.5.2018 General News
The water level in 91 major reservoirs across India has gone down to 19 per cent of their total storage capacity from 20 per cent last week, the Union Water Resources Ministry said today. There is 31.072 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water available in the reservoirs (as of today), according to a statement issued by the ministry. The latest levels in the reservoirs are 85 per cent of the storage reported in the corresponding period last year, the ministry said. It is also 90 per cent of the decadal average of the storage. The reservoirs in states such as Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported lower water levels than last year. Major dams in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have reported better storage vis-a-vis last year. The total storage capacity of all the major reservoirs is 161.993 BCM, which is about 63 per cent of the ..
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Haryana to maintain status quo on Yamuna water supply till May 21 17.5.2018 Hindu: Home
DJB to withdraw plea filed in SC, to approach Central body
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Will maintain status quo till May 21 on water supply to Delhi: Haryana 16.5.2018 General News
Haryana Government today assured the Supreme Court that it would maintain status quo on supply of Yamuna river water to the national capital till May 21 and would decide on the Delhi government's proposed request to continue the supply. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Navin Sinha that they would withdraw their petition filed in the apex court in the matter and approach the Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) immediately for continuance of release of drinking water to Delhi. One of the functions of the UYRB, set up by the Centre in 1995, is to regulate and supply water from all storage sites and barrages up to the Okhla barrage in Delhi, in accordance with the agreements between governments of six basin states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan. During the hearing, the counsel for the Delhi government told the bench that a request would be made today itself to Haryana for continuing the status quo ...
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Going with the flow 14.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Toby Smith’s striking images of the Himalayas convey the issue of water conservation in the hills subtly
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Water sharing: SC slams Yamuna board 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Directed board to give its suggestions or take a decision; posted it for further hearing on May 16
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Delhi-Haryana water sharing: SC slams Upper Yamuna River Board 11.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today slammed the Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) for not doing their job pertaining to distribution of river water among the beneficiary states, asking it why should the courts do its work. The apex court, which was hearing a matter relating to river Yamuna water sharing between Delhi and Haryana, observed that the UYRB was supposed to do their job of regulating water supply to the barrages and asked the board to give its suggestions on the issue by May 14. UYRB was set up by the Centre in 1995, with one of its main functions being to regulate and supply water from all storages and barrages till the Okhla barrage in Delhi, in accordance with the agreements between the governments of the six basin states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. "Why is the Upper Yamuna River Board not doing their job? What are they doing," a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked, adding, "the board is supposed to do its ..
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Assam may have to decide on flood plain zoning Bill 2.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam may have to decide on flood plain zoning Bill
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Focus on road safety, not just hefty premiums: Gadkari to insurers 27.4.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today exhorted insurance companies to shun "hypocrisy", asking them to focus on road safety initiatives and not just keep thriving on hefty premiums. "I am unhappy with insurance companies....they charge hefty premiums but make no contribution to road safety ...Automobile manufactures have huge profit margins...I don't buy this hypocrisy," the minister said at an event here. Insurance companies all over the world whether in the US, UK or Europe, contribute significantly towards road safety programme but their approach in India is callous, the minister said. If there are less accidents, the biggest beneficiaries will be insurers but they don't contribute in this area which is not good, he said adding the ministry had approached insurers to join hands in this regard but they failed to even respond. An official told PTI that only after several reminders GIC agreed to take up the issue seriously. Gadkari said India unfortunately accounted for maximum global ...
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Pak approaches World Bank over Kishanganga dam construction by India in J&K 5.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Islamabad had received reports in August 2017 that New Delhi had completed the Kishanganga project
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Power Min lays foundation stone of 60 MW project in Uttarakhand 30.3.2018 General News
Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh today laid the foundation stone of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project at Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. The Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) is located on the Tons river, a tributary of the Yamuna river, in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This run-of-the river project was allocated to SJVN Ltd by the Uttarakhand government. With environment clearance accorded in 2016, all statutory clearances for the project are in place.
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Foundation stone laid for SJVNL hydro project in Uttarakhand 30.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Union Power Minister R.K. Singh and Uttrakhand Chief Minister Trivender Singh Rawat on Friday laid the foundation stone of public sector company SJVNL's 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project, an official said here.
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Water scarcity may increase during summer: Rawat 28.3.2018 General News
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has warned people of Uttarakhand about water scarcity increasing during the peak of summer, but said his government was taking several steps to boost the depleting water levels. Rawat numerated projects his government has undertaken or conceived - such as the revival Rispana and Kosi rivers, construction of a dam on Song river and the Suryadhar project - to find a solution to water-scarcity problems in the hill state. "We do not believe in superficial solution to problems. We have to find their permanent solutions. Water problems may increase in the coming days," he said at an event here yesterday. After necessary clearances, the foundation stone of the dam on Song river will be laid. "The goal of the government is to provide gravity-based water to Rajpur area. The Bhauwala project will also help solve the problem of water supply. We are attacking the root cause of problems so that the future of next generation becomes safe," he said.
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Three dams to be built in Uttarakhand to stop water flowing to Pak: Gadkari 28.3.2018 Latest News
We are making detailed project reports to stop that from happening and water will be given to Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana," Gadkari said
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