Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra urged the CWC to facilitate an agreement between Odisha and Chhattisgarh for proper sharing of the Mahanadi river water
Odisha government alleged that Chhattishgarh government was giving wrong information on the flow of water to Hirakud reservoir in the downstream of Mahanadi.
The Centre on Wednesday constituted a high-level technical team to visit the Cauvery basin area to assess the ground realities there.
A supervisory committee, led by Central Water Commission chairman GS Jha, will visit the Cauvery basin area from 7 October to 15 October to assess "ground realities" as directed by the Supreme Court, a top official said on Tuesday.
The Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board will identify water resources management challenges
According to a government survey of ground water units in 2011, 16 percent of the units across 30 states and six UTs were in the "over exploited" category.
The CWC teams should be able to to provide evidence of the truth behind Eknath Khadse’s not so magnificent sortie by helicopter and the accusation that he allowed the use of 10,000 litres of water in arid Latur to construct a helipad for his convenience.
As World Water Day is marked today, water levels at Indian reservoirs are 71 per cent of last year, or 74 per cent of average storage over the last decade, the CWC data reveal.
Chhattisgarh is embroiled in decades old inter-state water disputes with Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Jammu and Kashmir is all set to get its first, modern Flood Forecasting System.
Government today said so far there is no rise in the water level of river Kosi and there is no imminent danger but all precautionary measures are in place to deal with any eventuality.
"I request that India should sponsor a resolution in the United Nations condemning the genocide in Sri Lanka and to hold to account all those responsible for the genocide and thereby render justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka," the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has said in the memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister.
The domestic power sector is grappling with multiple woes including acute shortage of coal, delay in getting clearances and poor financial health of electricity distribution companies.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a contempt petition filed by Tamil Nadu against Karnataka in the Cauvery water dispute case after noting that the latter has complied with its direction to release 2.44 TMC feet of water to the aggrieved state.
With just two days left for the deadline set by the Supreme Court, Karnataka CM Jagdish Shettar asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to notify the proposed final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
The Supreme Court had directed the Central Water Commission Chairman to appoint an expert panel of three members to visit the delta region.