Accidents Environment North India Rivers

Media forgotten sorry tale of Uttarakhand flood where 67 dead and still 137 missing

Two more bodies were recovered from the flood-ravaged Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site, taking the death toll in the calamity in Uttarakhand to 67 even as search operations continued there for the 15th day on Sunday.   Three bodies had been recovered from the desilting tank near the Tapovan project barrage by Saturday evening while two Read More…

Environment Nature North India Rivers

Glacier disaster in Uttarakhand washed away dam and bridges , so far 170 missing

Sunday Feb 7th  2021 glacier disaster is a grim reminder of the monsoon floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, which killed 6,000 people and led to calls for a review of development projects in the state, particularly in isolated areas like those around the Rishi Ganga dam.   The increased pace of development in the region has Read More…

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Implications of Ageing Dams across Globe : Universities Experts Report

Worldwide, the huge volume of water stored behind large dams is estimated at 7,000 to 8,300 cubic kilometres, enough to cover about 80 per cent of Canada’s landmass under a metre of water.   In another 40 years  most people on Earth who lives downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the Read More…

Environment Rivers South India

Nivar Cyclone devastation not confine to Tamilnadu , Pondicherry but Andhra pradesh also

Nivar that caused enormous damage to Coastal districts particularly Cuddalore , Chennai in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry   Nivar so far had killed 4 persons in Tamilnadu and the heavy rain it bought has made lakes overflow and flooded Suburban Chennai   Agricultural crop in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry affected more than 1 lakhs acres   It Read More…

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China to Antarctica across globe Glaciers swiftly melt is alarming

Due to Global warming rapid melting of glaciers from China to Greenland and Antarctica also increases sea levels, threatening low-lying coastlines globally.   Global warming is speeding up melting and disrupting weather patterns that can bring too much or too little rain to the mountains.   Billions of people, especially in Asia, rely on these Read More…

East India Environment Nature Rivers

Odisha rivers flooding , 16 dead and 8 lakhs people affected

So far 16 persons have died due to flood related incidents in Odisha while over eight lakh people have been affected, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said on Saturday.   He said that 16 persons have died due to wall collapse and drowning, while five livestock have died in flood-related incidents.   “As Read More…

Afghanistan Environment Nature Rivers

Flash flood kills more than 160 in Afghanistan many still missing

According to International agency Reuters Thirteen provinces, mostly in the country’s north, had been affected by floods, according to the Ministry for Disaster Management.   In Parwan, just north of the capital Kabul, 116 people had been killed and more than 120 injured, with 15 people still missing, national and local officials said.   Rescuers Read More…

Environment Kashmir Nature Rivers

Kashmir rivers and rivulets are in a spate , 270 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway snapped

After a brief lull late Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains lashed the Jammu region early on Thursday.   Dalwas portion of the national highway, washed away by a mudslide, has also not been restored because of the incessant rains, said an official.   The men and machines of the NHAI are on standby but heavy Read More…