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Narendra Modi reviews flood situation in six states, calls for innovative technology for forecast system
India

Narendra Modi reviews flood situation in six states, calls for innovative technology for forecast system

The prime minister appealed for better coordination between Central and state agencies as part of a permanent system to predict floods

Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow
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Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow

A recently published government status report makes it increasingly clear that the minimum environmental Ganga flow mandated is too little, and even that is not being lived up to.

Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies
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Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies

Farmers living along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border with homes in one state and farmlands in the other were impacted by the 2019 floods in western Maharashtra and their situation was aggravated as their lives straddle two states.

Uttar Pradesh: 14 dead, 8 injured today in rain-related incidents today, North Eastern Railway services disrupted
India

Uttar Pradesh: 14 dead, 8 injured today in rain-related incidents today, North Eastern Railway services disrupted

As many as 14 fresh rain-related deaths were reported from across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Sunday.

Assam floods: Sprinter Hima Das donates half her salary for relief efforts, asks corporates to come forward as well
India

Assam floods: Sprinter Hima Das donates half her salary for relief efforts, asks corporates to come forward as well

The torrential downpour in the state of Assam continued to wreak havoc on Monday, causing the flooding on National Highway 37 and affecting 200 villages in Morigaon district alone due to the rising water levels of river Brahmaputra.

Ten killed, 8.5 lakh affected in Assam floods; heavy monsoon triggers landslides in Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh
India

Ten killed, 8.5 lakh affected in Assam floods; heavy monsoon triggers landslides in Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh

Heavy monsoon showers triggered landslides and house collapse in parts of the North East, claiming at least 10 lives and leaving over 8.5 lakh in Assam.

Monsoon deficiency falls to 21% nationwide, says IMD, but 91 reservoirs, 62 water bodies report 80% decline in storage
India

Monsoon deficiency falls to 21% nationwide, says IMD, but 91 reservoirs, 62 water bodies report 80% decline in storage

Three-fourths of MeT department's sub-meteorological divisions in the country fall under the "deficient" rainfall category.

HD Kumaraswamy meets Narendra Modi, requests him to convene meeting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu over Mekedatu reservoir
India

HD Kumaraswamy meets Narendra Modi, requests him to convene meeting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu over Mekedatu reservoir

A high-level delegation, led by HD Kumaraswamy, met Narendra Modi on Monday and requested him to convene a meeting to resolve various issues raised by Tamil Nadu.

CAG report shows Kerala disaster could've been prevented: Poorly-managed dams, ineffective forecast system part of mismanagement
India

CAG report shows Kerala disaster could've been prevented: Poorly-managed dams, ineffective forecast system part of mismanagement

Each Kerala death is just part of a far larger story — one that, the United Nations estimates, costs India more than $7.5 billion and kills at least 1,500 people every year.

One dead, 9 missing after boat capsizes in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor; NDRF at spot for rescue operation
India

One dead, 9 missing after boat capsizes in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor; NDRF at spot for rescue operation

Bijnor district magistrate Atal Kumar Rai said there were 27 people on the boat which sank in the Ganga near Rajarampur village under Mandawar police station area.

Indian monsoon: The challenges of accurately predicting the deadly thundershowers
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Indian monsoon: The challenges of accurately predicting the deadly thundershowers

It is just the inherent complexity of the tropical systems like that over India that hold us behind in weather prediction.

Flash floods triggered by monsoon kill dozens and displace lakhs in North East India, Bangladesh
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Flash floods triggered by monsoon kill dozens and displace lakhs in North East India, Bangladesh

The Brahmaputra river that flows from the Himalayas down to India and Bangladesh, has burst its banks, causing floods in more than 1,500 villages in Assam.

Naveen Patnaik raises red flag over Polavaram project, says it violates Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal guidelines
India

Naveen Patnaik raises red flag over Polavaram project, says it violates Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal guidelines

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday demanded immediate stoppage of construction work of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh

World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'
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World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti'

The world celerbated World Water Day on Thursday which was created by the United Nations on 22 March 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply

World Water Day 2018: UNESCO report confirms trouble for India; major water crisis predicted by 2050
India

World Water Day 2018: UNESCO report confirms trouble for India; major water crisis predicted by 2050

UNESCO's report ahead of World Water Day should serve as a wake-up call for every Indian. It highlights how India is staring at a deepening water crisis.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana fight over Godavari, Krishna waters, but who will save the rivers?
India

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana fight over Godavari, Krishna waters, but who will save the rivers?

In modern India, political regimes of Telangana and Andhra have fought tooth and nail for the monopoly of the water source of both rivers.

Brahmaputra turbidity level beyond permissible level at three locations in Assam
India

Brahmaputra turbidity level beyond permissible level at three locations in Assam

Brahmaputra — Assam's lifeline — has turned muddy and its water has changed colour for over a week now in the non-monsoon season causing concern among people and authorities in the state

China not to blame for Brahmaputra turning black? Union minister says causes could be natural
India

China not to blame for Brahmaputra turning black? Union minister says causes could be natural

There is a strong possibility that the colour of Brahmaputra has changed due to natural reasons, said Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.

Assam floods Part II: For Majuli island, Subansiri dam in Arunachal Pradesh is an apocalypse in the making
India

Assam floods Part II: For Majuli island, Subansiri dam in Arunachal Pradesh is an apocalypse in the making

Majuli is one of the youngest districts in India but it is continually surviving an insecure present as it cannot take its eyes away from a probable perilous future.

With 60% of telemetry stations out of action, India’s flood forecasting network is crippled: Report
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With 60% of telemetry stations out of action, India’s flood forecasting network is crippled: Report

India's flood forecasting stations network was largely non-operational with 222 out of 375 telemetry stations not working, said a CAG report.