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Category: Floods


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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CWPRS: A 100-year-old institute remains uni-dimensional; has no achievement to show

Jawaharlal Nehru who famously celebrated large dams as “temples of modern India” later termed them as “disease of giganticism”.[i] The fascination wore out after witnessing the huge sacrifice of the vulnerable and unfulfilled promises. Government of India however has continued…

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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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CHENNAI FLOODS: Cities today, countryside tomorrow?

Above: Chennai International Airport & the Adyar river GUEST BLOG by: Manoj Misra (yamunajiye@gmail.com) Chennai is going through the same hell today that Mumbai did in July 2005, Surat in August 2006, Ambala and Moradabad in 2010 and Srinagar and…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Oct 19, 2015 (Migratory birds keep away from NCR due to warm weather)

Sardar Sarovar Dam gates can’t be closed till last person displaced is rehabilitated: SC. CIC tells centre to give Polavaram project info to RTI applicant Scrap Renuka dam if Centre-HP row can’t be sorted out: SC State orders release of…

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Two years of Uttarakhand Flood Disaster of June 2013: Why is state & centre gambling with the Himalayas, the Ganga & lives of millions?

Its two years since Uttarakhand faced its worst ever flood disaster during June 15-17, 2013. We remember such tragedies to ensure that we learn the necessary lessons. So that in future such tragedies are not repeated or their dimensions are…

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