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Category: Bihar


Ganga basin faces unprecedented floods in Aug 2017

Ganga Basin, particularly Bihar is facing unprecedented floods, starting on Aug 12, 2017. Water levels of Major tributaries of Ganga, including Kosi, Mahananda, Rapti, Ghagra, Bagmati, Gandak and Kamlabalan are close to or above the historically highest flood levels almost…

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Landmark Ganga Conference in Patna: What Bihar needs to urgently do

DURING FEB 25-26, 2017, A LANDMARK MEETING HAPPENED IN PATNA, ORGANISED BY BIHAR GOVERNMENT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CHIEF MINISTER SHRI NITISH KUMAR. THE MEETING WAS ON INCESSANT GANGA WITH SUBTITLE “CAN WE ACHIEVE CLEAN GANGA WITHOUT INCESSANT GANGA?”. THIS…

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Bhagirath Prayas Samman for Dineshkumar Mishraji: Helping us understand Rivers and Floods

In the midst of a serious meeting pontificating on water issues, suddenly one hears an evocative sher in impeccable Urdu, followed by laughter and rounds of Irshad. The sher captures a lot in a few lines. For an MTech Engineer…

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A tale of two dams: Is Bihar’s unprecedented flood an avoidable man-made disaster?

Above: Map Showing the location of Bansagar Dam, Sone River, Ganga River and Patna Water level of Ganga at Patna reached 50.43 m on Aug 21, 2016 morning with still showing rising trend. This level was already 16 cm higher…

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Bihar Floods of 1987- V – District Khagaria

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest Blog by: Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Khagaria faced the first round of floods starting 8th July this year when the floodwaters of the Kosi, the Kareh and…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – IV – Sitamarhi

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest Blog by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Till the end of the third week of July, rains in Sitamarhi were normal and whatever flood that normal water could cause…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – III – West Champaran

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest blog by: Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra West Champaran district of Bihar is located in the Northwestern corner of the state and is surrounded by the Gandak and…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – II – East Champaran

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest blog by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Floods in East Champaran started following the heavy rainfall in the last week of July 1987. There was a sudden rise in…

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Bihar Floods of 1987-I

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report on Bihar floods of 2007 GUEST BLOG BY Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra (dkmishra108@gmail.com)  Background Bihar faced the worst floods if its history in 1987[1], the records of which are yet to be…

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Breach in Chamarbandha Embankment in Samastipur-1958

Above: Samastipur Floods 2013  Photo: RailIndia Guest blog by Dr Dinesh Kumar Mishra[1] (dkmishra108@gmail.com) Background There was an unexpectedly heavy flood during 1953 in Bihar that led the State leaders to think about the flood control measures to be taken…

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