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Category: Ganga


Haryana Rivers Profile: (Part-II – Ganga Basin)

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Yamuna Basin:  River Yamuna[1] accounts for 7.10 % of the total geographical area of the country. The Haryana state forms 6.5%[2] of the river basin. It drains an area of 366,223 square km in the Gangetic plain and constitutes 40.2% of…

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Turning Blind Eyes: Do we care for river dolphins or their habitat?

(A) An image showing the Gangetic dolphin in its wild habitat (photo credit: Kadambari Deshpande), (B) a dead Gangetic dolphin calf (notice the pinhole like eyes), and (C) the calf is 1 m long, and adults measure to 2.6 m (photo credits for B & C: Sushant Dey).

Above: (A) An image showing the Gangetic dolphin in its wild habitat (photo credit: Kadambari Deshpande), (B) a dead Gangetic dolphin calf (notice the pinhole like eyes), and (C) the calf is 1 m long, and adults measure to 2.6…

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While walking upstream along the Ganga from Ganga Sagar to Gangotri: The Price of Exclusivity

Young kid from a fishing family in Kahalgaon, even the most informed communities (Ganga Mukti Andolan) are clueless about the governement's intentions

 Above: Young kid from a fishing family in Kahalgaon, even the most informed communities (Ganga Mukti Andolan) are clueless about the government’s intentions (Photo by Veditum) GUEST BLOG BY: Siddharth Agarwal  As the Ganga rises and fills streets and alleys with…

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दो बाॅधों की कहानीः क्या बिहार की अप्रत्याशित बाढ़ एक टाली जा सकने वाली मानव जनित त्रासदी है?

Map Showing the location of Bansagar Dam, Sone River, Ganga River and Patna

बाणसागर बाॅध, सोन नदी, गंगा नदी और पटना को दर्शाता मानचित्र 21 अगस्त 2016 की सुबह, गंगा नदी का जलस्तर लगातार बढ़ते हुए, पटना में 50.43 मीटर पर पहुॅच गया। जिससे पटना में गंगा नदी अपने पहले के उच्चतम बाढ़स्तर…

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

Map Showing the location of Bansagar Dam, Sone River, Ganga River and Patna

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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WHY TWO YEARS OF GANGA REJUVENATION HAS BEEN LITTLE MORE THAN NOISE?

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Guest blog by ManojMisra Two years is not a lot of time. Yet it is good enough to know if the right path has been taken or not? Prime Minister Modi during his campaign and immediately on taking charge of…

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Four Boats at a River Crossing along Ganga

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Above: A fisherman crosses the river with his boat. Photo: © Sameer Kumar/VBREC. -Nachiket Kelkar (rainmaker.nsk@gmail.com) It was a pleasant November afternoon when we were travelling down the Ganga River by boat, surveying river dolphins. Tall grass had grown on both…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin 09 Nov 2015 (Maharashtra Drought-1420 more villages included in affected list)

The State will seek a Rs. 4,300-crore package for providing succour to over 16,000 drought-affected villages. File photo: Vivek Bendre

The State will now seek a Rs. 4,300-crore package for providing succour to over 16,000 drought-affected villages. Earlier State Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Eknath Khadse had declared over 14,708 villages drought-affected. He now said that the State’s assessment by October 31…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Nov 02, 2015 (Festival Fishing on occasion of Kati Bihu in Assam)

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People of a village in Morigaon district of Assam fish in groups to celebrate ‘Kati Bihu’ on Sunday. The festival is closely related to agriculture, celebrated on the first day of the Kati month of the Assamese calendar. It is…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Oct 26, 2015 (Saving Tigers is Saving Rivers, Story of once dry Tamirabarani River )

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Tamirabarani teaches: Saving tiger is saving river  After Kalakkad-Mundanthurai was declared tiger reserve in 1992, Tamirabarani river has regained its perennial status. Though shorter than Cauvery and Vaigai, Tamirabarani has always held a special place in the state. It started…

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