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International rally for friendship 2.3.2018 Hindu: Cities
In celebration of 70 years of diplomatic ties between India and Russia, 29 travel enthusiasts are on a cross-country expedition driving 22,000 kms from Bhilai to St.Petersburg
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Indo-Nepal dam faces uncertain future 30.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Opinion
A 5,600 MW power project along the Mahakali river, which flows between Nepal and Uttarakhand is yet another sub-Himalayan hydropower project causing a great deal of concern, not only among over 30,000 affected families but also environmentalists, social activists and others. The current agitation against this huge hydropower dam is a reminder of the previous such agitations against dams that have already been built in Uttarakhand in the central Himalayas, such as the 2,400 MW Tehri dam, which continues to face stiff problems even years after its commissioning. The uprooted local people complain about not having been adequately compensated even to this day. The Pancheshwar dam, which is to be built on the Mahakali will be one of the tallest dams in the world. Flowing from Nepal through Uttarakhand, the river enters Uttar Pradesh, flowing south-east across the plains to join the Ghaghra river, a tributary of the Ganga. It descends from 11,800 feet at Kalapani to 660 feet as it enters the Terai plains, ...
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Republic Day: NCB officer gets President's medal 25.1.2018 General News
NCB officer Rohit Katiyar has been decorated with the President's police medal for meritorious service, on the eve of the Republic Day. He is the lone Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer to get the prestigious medal this time. A 1995-batch officer of the CISF, Katiyar has won the Prime Minister's police medal for saving life in 2008 for saving six people who accidentally fell inside a tunnel of the Tehri dam project in Uttarakhand. The officer has headed NCB zonal offices in the north Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa and Maharashtra in the past. The NCB is the national agency under the Union home ministry to coordinate efforts of all enforcement and police agencies against the narcotics menace. He is posted as a Director at the NCB headquarters here.
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Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects? (December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna quake) 10.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna earthquake, peninsular India was considered quake-free and most big civil engineering projects were constructed under this assumption.
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Indira Gandhi: Fearlessness in the national interest 20.11.2017 Rediff: News
'Fearlessness, courtesy, humour, wide interests and wisdom, deep commitment to science and technology, passion for the environment, objectivity and the ability to see many things through not only a national but also an international prism.'
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India needs one more big push for construction of ‘Big Dams’ 22.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
All rivers in India sustain a primary segment of landmass and support a huge population of human beings and animals. Rivers cater to our quintessential needs. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of fresh water from these rivers has been continuously being drained into seas, while several people in many parts of this country are still await water to quench their thirst. With the construction of Tehri Dam, availability of water has increased substantially in the river course especially during the lean period i.e. during November to June. In the case of Tehri, average water flow of 100 cumecs in the river course before impoundment of its reservoir which has now increased to an average of 200 cumecs after impoundment of Tehri reservoir. The positive impact that reservoirs have on vegetation, has been studied by the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee. In the research paper published in International Journal, it mentions that reservoirs created due to construction of dams induces groundwater ...
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Tehri dam project: Resolve pending issues of 22,000 families, says HC 23.8.2017 TOI: Cities
Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Wednesday ordered the state government to resolve within three months all pending issues of almost 22,000 families who were affected by the construction of the Tehrihydropower project over a decade ago.
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#InstaStories: Rishi-Shashi in Kabhi Kabhie 22.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
In InstaStories, we let pictures on social media tell their beautiful back stories.
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Expert panel extends clearance for Tehri project 23.6.2017 DNA: Top News
The Environment Ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on river valley and hydroelectric projects has recommended a three-year extension to the validity of the environmental clearance (EC) for the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydel project in Chamoli district. The EAC's recommendation, though, comes even as the National Green Tribunal's (NGT's) principal bench imposed a Rs 50-lakh environmental compensation in April on the project proponent Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) for illegal muck-dumping in the Alaknanda river. The Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydel project is a 4x111MW capacity project on the Alaknanda river, near Helong village. According to THDC, Rs 1,187.54 crore has been spent on the project till now. THDC has filed a plea before the NGT to modify its order, and the next hearing is on July 3. In its detailed judgement, the NGT had noted that disposal of muck not only polluted the river and harmed aquatic health, but also violated the EC granted to the project. The EC had stated that muck ...
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Why, despite bountiful harvest, India's farmers are in despair 8.6.2017 ET: Agriculture
The primary reason farming is unviable is that farms here are now among the world's smallest (the global average land-holding size is 5.5 hectares).
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Why, despite bountiful harvest, farmers are in despair 8.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Amravati/Mumbai: A plentiful harvest in 2016 but imports drive some prices down 63 per cent. A shortage of cash because of demonetisation. Despite Rs 3.5 lakh crore -- enough to build 545 Tehri-sized dams -- invested on irrigation over six decades to 2011, more than half of all farms depend on rains. These are the three factors agitating Indians who depend on farming -- 90 million families, or 54.6 per cent of countrys 1.2 billion people.
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Why a bountiful harvest drove farmers to despair and anger 8.6.2017 Sify Finance
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Green court slaps fine on hydro-power company for polluting Alaknanda 14.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Tehri Hydro Development Corporation for dumping construction debris in river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand.
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Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant gets environmental clearance 3.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
State-run THDC India Ltd. (THDCIL) on Monday announced that it has obtained the environmental clearance for its 1,320 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Project (KSTPP) in Uttar Pradesh.
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Cabinet approves revised cost estimate-I of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand 7.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Cabinet approves revised cost estimate-I of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand
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Cabinet nod for revised cost estimate of Uttarakhand hydel plant 6.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A Union Cabinet panel on Monday approved the first revised cost estimate of Rs 2,717.35 crore for the 400 MW Koteshwar hydro-electric power project in Uttarakhand, an official statement said.
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Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate-I of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand 6.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Revised Cost Estimate-I of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Uttarakhand at an estimated completion cost of Rs.2,717.35 crore.
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Displaced villagers can swing the outcome in Tehri’s Pratapnagar 13.2.2017 Hindu: Home
In 2012, BJP lost to Cong. by 542 votes: the same set is in fray this time too
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Uttarakhand Elections 2017: Save our farms, cry worried state villagers to parties 7.2.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
As election campaign attains a feverish pitch in this tiny Himalayan state, perched in mountains, Darmayan Singh Bhandari is busy chasing away monkeys and wild boards from his farm to save his crop. The profusion of wild animals destroying livelihood of farmers has become an electoral issue in the region. Bhandari (60) instead of attending to his bedridden son, recovering from a near fatal road accident, spends most of his time chasing away monkeys and wild boars from his field. The former pradhan of Bhandargaon in poll-bound Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal district in a way personifies the everyday distress of the farming community – deteriorating farming conditions exacerbated by animal attacks on crops. Animals are talk of the town, or rather village, and instead of greetings come the worried queries. "Did the boars enter your field today?", "How did you shoo away the monkeys?". Bhandari finds it hard to explain why animals have become such a menace that he can't even look after his son. "I am not really ...
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A retrospective of negotiating routes on display in upcoming exhibition 30.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A 6-feet-long wooden boat projected with images of Odishas cultural diversity, an accordion-shaped book narrating tales of one of the oldest women members of Chipko movement and a radio station that talks about benefits of traditional medicinal plants are among some of the works at a retrospective of "Negotiating Routes in an upcoming exhibition here.
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