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Bhakra Dam unlikely to be filled up to maximum capacity 29.5.2018 General News
The Bhakra dam is unlikely to be filled up to its maximum permissible level of 1,680 feet during this filling period due to 20 to 25 per cent lesser water inflows, a senior official of the Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) said today. The water level in Bhakra dam today touched 1,491 feet, around 50 feet lower than what it was on the same day last year. "We today told the partnering states that water in Bhakra has reached critical level. There appears to be no improvement of water inflow during June and average water inflow may remain between 16,000 and 17,000 cusecs," BBMB, Member (Irrigation) S K Sharma said. "With such inflows, the water level in Bhakra is expected to remain at 1,480 feet by June 30. Once we reach this level, the water level in Bhakra is not going to go beyond 1,600 to 1,620 feet by September even if we have increased inflows later," he official said. "Then it (lesser water level in Bhakra) will bring problem for the partnering states next year," Sharma ...
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‘Authority not an independent body’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Vaiko says State has lost its rights
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Useless sans control over check dams: PMK 19.5.2018 Hindu: National
Bhakra-Beas board can be a model, says Anbumani
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BBMB imposes 15 pc cut on water supply to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan 18.5.2018 General News
The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) today imposed a 15 per cent cut on the water being supplied to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan from the Bhakra and Pong dams. The decision was taken because of low-level of water in the dams, officials said. Besides, the states have also been asked to be prepared for further curtailment of water supply, if the situation does not improve, officials said. BBMB Member (Irrigation) S K Sharma, "A cut of 15 per cent on water supply has been imposed on Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan because of the low level of water, especially in the Bhakra dam." Officials said a meeting of the technical committee, attended by representatives from the three states and BBMB officers, was held here to review the situation. BBMB has allowed the outflow of about 19,500 cusecs from the Bhakra reservoir to the three states, against the demand for 22,500 cusecs. Partnering states Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan get water from the Bhakra and Pong dams for various purposes, ..
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Day temperatures rise marginally in most parts of Himachal Pradesh 17.5.2018 General News
The day temperatures in most parts of Himachal Pradesh rose marginally today with Una in the Shiwalik foothills registering a maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius. The mercury rose marginally in other parts of the state as well and Sundernagar, Bhuntar Nahan and Solan recorded a high of 37.1 degrees Celsius, 34.6 degrees Celsius, 33.6 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius, followed by Dharamsala 30.4 degrees Celsius, Shimla 26.6 degrees Celsius, Kalpa 22.0 degrees Celsius and Keylong 17.1 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperatures also increased by a few notches and Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districtsrecorded a low of 3.3 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius, followed byManali 7.3 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar 13.4 degrees Celsius, Shimla 16 degrees Celsius, Palampur 17 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 17.3 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 18.4 degree, Una 19.7 degree and Nahan 21.8 degrees Celsius. The local Meteorological office has forecast dry weather in ..
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Pb CM shares Khattar's concern on 'wasteful' flow of river waters to Pak 14.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today shared the concern of his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar over "wasteful" flow of river waters into Pakistan, but sought "careful assessment" of the matter. He also called for similar efforts to prevent wastage of Yamuna river waters too. Singh ruled out the need for separate interaction between Punjab and Haryana or for engaging the Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) to undertake feasibility studies on the proposed second Ravi-Beas link since the matter was under consideration of a high-powered panel set up by the Centre for implementation of National Projects. Replying to Khattar's letter of May 7 on utilisation of Ravi water flowing into Pakistan, he said, "We would surely like to check all wasteful flow of river waters and secure every drop of it for our farmers, but these have to be carefully assessed." "In Punjab, we are of the considered opinion to fully secure and utilise the waters of the Ravi as also of other two ...
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Pb, Haryana, Rajasthan asked to use water judiciously 9.5.2018 General News
The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) today asked Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to use water judiciously, saying the water inflow into the Bhakra and Pong reservoirs is low this year. A technical committee meeting attended by representatives of the three states was held here to decide about the water release. "We have told partnering states that the level of water was low in Bhakra and Pong dams. Therefore, they should use the water judiciously," a senior official of the BBMB said. The water level in Bhakra dam, built on Sutlej river, was marked at 1,523 feet today, about 10 feet lower than what it was recorded on the same day last year. The water level in Pong dam, built on Beas River, was about eight feet lower than what it was on the same day in 2017. Pong dam's level was recorded at 1,291 feet. Official pointed out that there was 20 to 30 per cent lesser water inflow this year because of decrease in snow melting caused by low temperatures prevailing over upper ...
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Punjab proposes to give 7.19 pc share in BBMB project to HP in 15 yrs 19.4.2018 General News
Punjab has proposed to give Himachal Pradesh its 7.19 per cent share of power from electricity projects of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in phased manner as part of the settlement of an inter-state dispute over share in power projects, a senior official said today. "Punjab has proposed that it will give Himachal its 7.19 per cent share of electricity in BBMB power projects within a period of 15 years," official said here. However, he said that Punjab had not agreed to pay any financial liability as part of the arrears worked out by Himachal government. Yesterday, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Chandigarh had said his government would raise the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated in power projects of BBMB. Himachal Pradesh has been demanding its share in electricity generated from BBMB power projects for long. In 2011, the Supreme Court had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal ...
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HP staked claim over its share in Chandigarh Administration posts: Thakur 18.4.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh today sought 7.19 per cent share in posts of Chandigarh Administration for the hill state's officers, with chief minister Jai Ram Thakur saying the state would also stake claim for its share over electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). Till 1993, officials from Himachal Pradesh used to work in Chandigarh administration on deputation "We have staked our claim (on Chandigarh). Earlier, also this matter had been discussed. When Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were carved out of the then Punjab, this issue was discussed and finalised," he said. "Our share of 7.19 per cent in (posts of) Chandigarh Administration had not been taken up effectively. But we will raise this issue in the coming time without getting into any sort of confrontation," Thakur said. The chief minister said his government would also take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board ...
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HP to raise issue of its share in BBMB power projects 18.4.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to get the matter expedited. Himachal Pradesh has been demanding its share in electricity generated from BBMB power projects for long. In 2011, the Supreme Court had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal Pradesh's territory under the Punjab Reorganisation Act 1966. The state had worked out over Rs 4,000 crore of arrears as per 7.19 per cent share which was to be paid by Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "We are planning to raise the issue of our claim with the states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. We will raise our demand as per the SC directions. We will get this matter expedited," Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told reporters here today. "We have been demanding it. But till now, Punjab is not ready because the
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BBMB sets up climate change cell 6.4.2018 General News
The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today said it had set up a climate change cell which would conduct studies to know the long-term availability of water from its reservoir. "The climate change cell will conduct studies that can be beneficial in ascertaining long-term availability of water from BBMB reservoir," BBMB Chairman D K Sharma said here today. He said it would also help policy makers plan future land use and cropping patterns. The BBMB chairman said the cell would carry out studies of climate changes in Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana in the coming years. The BBMB had conducted a study in Himachal Pradesh to observe climate changes till 2080, which showed that there would be increase in rainfall and snow in the hilly state, Sharma said. He added that the BBMB was working on a system to operate a remote-controlled power generating unit at the Bhakra Nangal dam from its headquarters in Chandigarh. He said it would soon have its first remote-operated sub stations and a 22kV ..
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Himachal Pradesh under Rs 46,500 crore debt: CM 2.4.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh is facing a grim financial situation with its debt burden mounting to Rs 46,502.42 crore but the state government cannot manage the finances without raising loans, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told the state Assembly today. Thakur said the government willtry to limit the loans and keep them under permissible limits. "We would also take other measures but ensure that developmental works are not affected," Thakur said. He agreed to the suggestion of CPI(M) member, Rakesh Singha to collectively press for release of arrears of 7.19 per cent share of Himachal Pradesh in hydropower projects under Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) as per the provisions of Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966. The Supreme Court had passed an order in this regard in 2011, but the state is yet to get any arrears so far. Replying to a question by Congress leader Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Thakur said the present government had taken loan of Rs 1,000 crore in three months from 1 January, 2018 to March
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Centre studying two models for Cauvery water sharing 10.3.2018 Deccan Herald - State
With the apex court on February 16 asking the Centre to set up a scheme to implement its order on allocation of Cauvery water among riparian states within six weeks, the Centre is studying two models - Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) and the Narmada Control Authority (NCA). All the Cauvery basin states are suggesting the Centre to allow the respective states to maintain physical assets such as dams and that the scheme should only monitor the release of water from upper riparian states to lower riparian states. The Union Ministry of Water Resources will prepare a structure of the scheme after taking the views from the states, Ministry Secretary U P Singh told DH. The BBMB is engaged in regulation of water and power supply from the Bhakra Nangal and Beas projects to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh. The NCA is a body with representatives from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and the Centre. Both the models are slightly different from each other. The BBMB ...
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Electricity from soil bacteria and reading lights from plants 10.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Biology appears to suggest ways of generating electricity from plans and microbes that live beneath them in the soil
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Govt holds meeting with Cauvery basin states in light of SC order 9.3.2018 General News
The Union water resources ministry today held a consultation meeting with top bureaucrats of the three Cauvery basin states, including Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry to discuss the modalities of a scheme, to be implemented in the light of a recent Supreme Court order in connection with the dispute. It was decided at the meeting that the member states would submit their recommendations vis--vis the structure of the scheme, functions of its members and responsibilities. The scheme has to be in place within six weeks from February 16, when the apex court had pronounced its verdict, that is, by this month-end. According to the ministry sources, the sentiment of the member states, which also included Kerala, was that the physical assets (dams and other structures on the river) would continue to be with the respective states, while the regulation, water release and supervision aspects would be dealt with by the scheme. The meeting was chaired by Water Resources Ministry Secretary .
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Fake currency racket busted, 3 arrested in HP 28.2.2018 General News
The Mandi Police have unearthed a fake currency racket and arrested three people in this connection, police said today. The racket was active for sometime but surfaced when one of the accused deposited fake currency of Rs 500 in Ner Chowk branch of Punjab National Bank yesterday, they said. After the branch manager of the bank informed the police, three people were taken to custody for allegedly printing Rs 200 and Rs 500 currency notes, the police said, adding they also raided the place in Mandi town, from where the racket was operating. Seventeen notes of Rs 500 denomination and 100 notes of 200 denomination were seized The Superintendent of Police, Mandi, Gurdev Chand Sharma said, "one accused Nidhi Singh, from Randhara village had deposited total Rs 16,500 in cash ( 33 fake Indian currency notes of Rs 500) in the bank on February 18. After few days he arrived at the branch to inquire about his amount and said that he did not get any alert about the money deposited by him." The ...
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Driver killed, 35 passengers injured as bus falls in gorge in HP 26.2.2018 General News
A private bus today fell into a deep gorge in Sundernagar in Mandi district, killing its driver and injuring 35 passengers, police said. In the accident, five infants, who were also travelling in the bus, had miraculous escape and were unhurt, they said. The ill-fated bus was on its way from Chai ke Dohra to Sundernagar when it fell into a gorge, the police said, adding the cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained. There were about 40 passengers in the bus including women and children. The injured people were rushed to a hospital at Sundernagar and the district administration has given immediate relief of Rs 20,000 to kin of the deceased, Rs 10,000 to seriously injured people and Rs 5000 to those who sustained minor injuries, the police said. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed deep shock over the accident and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members of the deceased and wished early recovery to injured people.
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Himachal's Pong wetlands nest 1.10 lakh birds (February 2 is World Wetlands Day) 2.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Over 110,000 feathered guests of 107 species were recorded in a census in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, officials said on Friday. Among them the bar-headed goose, the common coot and the northern pintails are the prominent species.
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Haryana horror: Accused in Jind rape and murder found dead near Bhakra canal 18.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The body of an 18-year-old boy, who was identified as the main suspect in the gang-rape and murder of a minor girl in Haryana, was pulled out a canal on Tuesday night adding more complexity to what has been a horrific week in that state. Family members of the boy had denied that he had any role to play in the minor girl’s death, telling Hindustan Times that ‘he could not even harm a rat.’ The teenager was found dead a week after he and the 15-year-old girl went missing from Jhansa village in Haryana’s Kurukshetra. The girl’s body was found on January 12 near a canal in neighbouring Jind district. She had been raped and the teenager was the main suspect. The Class X student's half-naked body was found on Saturday from near the bank of a canal in a village in Jind district after she had gone missing last Tuesday. She was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured, police had said earlier. Some of the victim's teachers recalled that she was a bright student whose ...
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Twist in Haryana rape-murder; body of suspect found 17.1.2018 General News
The Haryana Police has been left baffled after recovering the body of a 19-year-old youth who was until now the prime suspect in the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Dalit girl in Kurukshetra district.
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