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Category: Dam Siltation
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Photo story: Brahmaputra is now dumping more and more silt, making farmlands infertile 10.12.2017 Hindu: National
The Brahmaputra, known as the sorrow of Assam with its ever-shifting course, is now dumping more and more silt on the plains, making farmlands infertile and boat rides treacherous
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The river wild 9.12.2017 Hindu: Other States
The Brahmaputra, known as the sorrow of Assam with its ever-shifting course, is now dumping more and more silt on the plains, making farmlands infertile and boat rides treacherous
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Floods turn spotlight on Tamirabharani 2.12.2017 Hindu: National
Tamirabharani-Karumeniyar-Nambiyar river linking project is one of the key initiatives
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Understanding the Brahmaputra and the annual flooding in Assam 27.11.2017 Hindu: National
"The nature of rivers is such that there is no way one can flood-proof whole of Assam so one has to keep it mind that floods will happen," says an expert.
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Blame game over deadlock in resolving Mahadayi row 16.11.2017 Hindu: National
The ball is in your court, Chief Minister tells BJP members
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Chennai sinking 6.11.2017 Hindu: Opinion
 The Editorial, “Marooned once more” (November 6), was apt. But here are more suggestions. The government should permit individuals or groups to utilise free of cost the silt from the reservoirs and t...
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Why the city may not be ready for rain 22.10.2017 Hindu: News
Citing non-completion of projects, residents and activists say they have reason to fear water logging; Corporation officials claim things are under control
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High Court reserves order on petition filed by 'Maastigudi' crew 12.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday reserved its order with regard to a petition filed by the crew of the Kannada movie 'Maastigudi', who had sought quashing of lower court proceedings against them. The unit members have been accused of causing the death of two actors — Anil and Uday — who drowned in the Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir during the shooting of the movie in November 2016. Sundar P Gowda, producer; R Nagashekhar, director; Maradappa, assistant director; K Ravikumar, stunt director and S Bharath Rao, assistant director, have moved the court seeking directions to quash the chargesheet and the lower court proceedings against them. The petitioners have contended that though precautionary measures were taken, the actors, after jumping from the helicopter, drowned in the lake due to high amount of silt accumulated in the lake. The police have charged the unit members of intentional killing. The prosecutors, on the other hand, said that though the actors had confessed that ...
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Siltation destroys 24,511 hectares of cropland in Lakhimpur 2.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Siltation destroys 24,511 hectares of cropland in Lakhimpur
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Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake Wular’s woes 28.9.2017 Hindu: News
More than 2 million willow trees — once a key source of wood for cricket bats, fruit boxes and fires — will be cut down around Kashmir's Wular Lake, as part of efforts to revive the region's largest f...
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In a first, government to run safety checks on 5,000 big dams 27.9.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The project cost has now been revised to around Rs 3,400 crore and the World Bank has agreed to fund 80% of that, DRIP director Pramod Narayan told TOI.
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In a first, govt to run safety checks on 5,000 big dams 27.9.2017 TOI: India
For the first time, the Centre is planning to conduct a ‘break analysis’ of 5,247 large dams across the country, and put in place an emergency action plan, especially for the 196 that are over 100 years old. Of these 196 dams, 72 are in the southern states and Maharashtra.
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Ananth Kumar to push for revival of Ballari steel plants 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has said that he would hold talks with Union Minister of Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on reviving steel plants in the district, which have been shut due to disruption in iron ore supply. Speaking at the centenary celebrations of Veerashaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha here on Saturday, the Union minister said, "Several steel plants have been shut down following the slow down in iron ore mining, including the captive mines, in the region. Lakhs of workers have lost their jobs and their families are in distress. I will highlight their plights during the meeting with the two ministers." "It is impossible to remove the silt in Tungabhadra reservoir, the lifeline of Koppal, Raichur and Ballari districts. The only solution is to build a parallel reservoir at Navali in Koppal district. I will pressure Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari to seriously consider the proposal of building another dam," the minister ...
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Jail for polluting water sources 21.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Act to include stiff punishment
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Unchecked agri waste burning to cause severe air pollution this Diwali 17.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Three states abutting the national capital had last year promised to stop burning agricultural waste in the wake of public uproar and a severe rap from the green court. That promise appears set to go up in smoke and Delhi's citizens are once again likely to choke on severe air pollution this Diwali.
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Chennai’s four reservoirs to be spruced up 12.9.2017 Hindu: Home
City reservoirs, which served as the main drinking water source might get more attention with the Water Resources Department proposing to take up additional works to strengthen these waterbodies. Whi...
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A forest policy on today’s terms 11.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The National Forest Policy must be refreshed as it contains concepts that have been long discarded
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Legislature panel wants T G Halli to be ready to receive Yethinahole water 8.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Public Accounts Committee of the state legislature has sought that desilting of Thippagondanahalli (T G Halli) reservoir be taken up with immediate effect. The committee headed by former deputy chief minister and BJP leader R Ashoka visited the reservoir on Friday as part of an inspection exercise. According to sources, up to 15 feet of silt has accumulated in the reservoir. The plan is to make the reservoir ready to store Yettinahole water by 2019. Around 2.5 tmc ft will be stored in the Hesarghatta and T G Halli reservoirs under the Yettinahole project to meet the drinking water needs of Bengaluru and surrounding areas. Pumping of water from T G Halli was stopped in 2013 after it was deemed to be too polluted for consumption. The panel also sought cleaning of the reservoir and sought information on measures taken to check effluents from entering the reservoir and it catchment areas. Measures taken to curb illegal sand mining and quarrying in and around the reservoir was also sought. Panel members ...
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Mapithel dam faces massive mud siltation 8.9.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Mapithel dam faces massive mud siltation
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Repair work planned at Kandaleru-Poondi canal 5.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘First phase to be executed at a cost of ₹2.6 crore in two months’
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