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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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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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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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Thanks to Bagmati Project, They Are on Roads for Forty Years

Guest blog by Dr Dinesh Kumar Mishra[1] (dkmishra108@gmail.com) “We went to meet the collector to ask him whether we were the citizens of this country or not? If, because of the Bagmati Project, our citizenship is terminated, he should issue…

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1948 Floods in Bihar-3 Inaugural flood in Bihar after Independence – Assembly Debate

-Guest blog by Dr Dinesh Kumar Mishra (dkmishra108@gmail.com) This years’ flood[1] was discussed in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on the 18th September, 1948 from a different angle than what is common to political forums. Dip Narayan Singh initiated the debate…

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