As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Amid heightened tensions, India postpones visit to Pakistan to inspect projects in Indus River Basin
Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in the Indus River Basin this month has been postponed.
No, India is not planning to cut-off water supply to Pakistan; Nitin Gadkari is only claiming 'our share of water' as per IWT
Against an already vibrant backdrop of the outrage against the Pulwama attack, Union minister of water resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday added the declaration that water of three eastern rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to the Yamuna river, causing concern as to whether the historic Indus Waters Treaty would be broken.
The toll in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh, which is battered by heavy showers, have increased to eight now. Meanwhile, Bhakra Beas Management Board's (BBMB) Assistant Design Engineer (ADE) Arun Bhatia said more than 49,000 cusecs of water from the dam would be released at 3 pm on Tuesday.
Himachal Pradesh: Two dead as heavy rains trigger flash floods; officials issue high alert for Kullu district
According to officials, people residing in low-lying areas in Himachal Pradesh, especially in Kangra, Chamba, Kullu and Mandi districts, are being evacuated.
The Army rescued two persons stranded due to flash floods in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, an official said on Monday. They were stranded at Saurabh Van Vihar, a park, in Palampur. Two scooters and a car were washed away in the flash floods in the area, he said.
Himachal Pradesh rains: IAF chopper deployed, 19 rescued at Dobi in Kullu district after flash floods
He said the chopper was requisitioned on the direction of chief minister Jai Ram Thakur and the stranded people were rescued safely. Presiding over a meeting to take stock of situation in view of heavy rains for the last few days in the state, particularly in four districts of Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti, Thakur directed the officers to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss to life and property.
Himachal Pradesh rains trigger landslides, flash floods; swelling Beas river washes vehicles away in Manali, Kullu
Most regions in Himachal Pradesh are experiencing heavy to extremely heavy rain, causing landslides in some areas and also blocking highways.
Fortis spat: Shivinder Singh says filing lawsuit against Malvinder, Sunil Godhwani was 'long overdue'; full text of letter
The spat between the Singh brothers -- Malvinder, Shivinder, who are also co-promoters of the beleagured Fortis Health Care has come out in the open
India-Pakistan talks on Indus waters likely to be a non-starter; Islamabad appears bent on blocking Kishenganga project
The Indus Waters Treaty has the potential to change the bilateral equation, but only when both India and Pakistan accept the need for good relations.
16 people killed as heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh; government advisory urges people to avoid travel
Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed 16 lives, including four of a family, while hundreds of people were stranded across the state
Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project: World Bank asks Pakistan to accept India's proposal to appoint neutral arbiter
The institution asked Pakistan to agree to India's proposal for appointment of neutral expert to suggest a resolution on the technicalities of the project
Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.
From 2008 onwards, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal has been working to clean up the Kali Bein, a tributary of the Beas in Punjab
The future of the water treaty looks bleak as water shortage on both sides of the divide will compel the government to talk tough.
Pakistan, as per the treaty, is not allowed to prohibit construction of hydropower dams by India.
Indus water dispute: Pakistan's FM talks to World Bank chief, objects to pausing arbitration process
Dar said that delaying arbitration would seriously prejudice Pakistan's interests and rights under the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty which was signed in 1960.
The ill-fated bus with over 40 passengers on board was travelling to Kullu from Manali when it veered off the road and fell into Beas river, near Mandi
Experts are divided over whether India should abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack.
The latest issue to crop up in the strained ties between India and Pakistan is the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.