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A Defaced Mural, Two Arrests: Arunachal Pradesh's Tryst With Anti-Dam Movements

A Defaced Mural, Two Arrests: Arunachal Pradesh's Tryst With Anti-Dam Movements

Arunachal Pradesh, where 169 hydropower projects are proposed to be built, often grabs the headlines for the community resistance against the construction of mega-dams upon the Brahmaputra.

06 April 2022
Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night

Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night

On Thursday, Tamil Nadu opened eight shutters of the dam, again during wee hours of the day at around 3.00 AM, and without sufficient warning released 6,413...

02 December 2021

CM Bommai Urges Centre To Abstain From Implementing Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Project Before Karnataka's Mekedatu Is Cleared

The Supreme Court had on November 16 issued notices to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry seeking replies in six weeks in connection with the proposed...

Mullaperiyar Dam: TN Opens One Shutter Due To Rising Water Levels

Mullaperiyar Dam: TN Opens One Shutter Due To Rising Water Levels

The water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir at 8.00 AM had reached 141.40 feet following heavy rains.

23 November 2021

Mullaperiyar Dam: TN Opens One Shutter Due To Rising Water Levels

The water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir at 8.00 AM had reached 141.40 feet following heavy rains.

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24 October 2021
Kerala Rains: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals Tamil Nadu To Draw Maximum Water From Mullaperiyar Dam

Kerala Rains: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals Tamil Nadu To Draw Maximum Water From Mullaperiyar Dam

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin as the inflow to Mullaperiyar dam was 2109 c/s and the...


19 October 2021
Kerala Opens Idamalayar, Pampa Dams As Water Level Reaches Close To Danger Mark

Kerala Opens Idamalayar, Pampa Dams As Water Level Reaches Close To Danger Mark

Even though rains subsided in several parts of Kerala on Monday, after receiving heavy downpour last week, more rains are expected from Wednesday.


19 October 2021
Kerala To Open Idukki, Idamalayar Dams Today, Issues Red Alert

Kerala To Open Idukki, Idamalayar Dams Today, Issues Red Alert

Kerala Rains: Idukki dam, constructed across the Periyar river, is one of the highest arch dams in Asia.


29 August 2021
Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are...


22 July 2021
China Floods: 33 Dead After Heaviest Rainfall In 1000 Years

China Floods: 33 Dead After Heaviest Rainfall In 1000 Years

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million)


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11 March 2021
China Clears Decks To Build A Dam On The Brahmaputra In Tibet. Should India Be Worried?

China Clears Decks To Build A Dam On The Brahmaputra In Tibet. Should India Be Worried?

As a lower riparian state with considerable established user rights to the waters of the trans-border rivers, the Centre has consistently conveyed its views...


10 February 2021
Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Rescuers Race Against Time To Locate 150 Missing Persons

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Rescuers Race Against Time To Locate 150 Missing Persons

A glacier burst at Joshimath on Sunday triggered an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that wreaked havoc and washed away hydroelectric...


21 December 2021
Valley Of Dams

Valley Of Dams

A flurry of big power projects in the Chenab valley in Jammu has the residents and activists worried about the environmental impact on the region's fragile...


24 January 2021
India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

Approximately 3.5 million people are at risk if India's Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, built over 100 years ago, 'fails'


21 January 2021
China's Attempt To Build Dam On Brahmaputra Will Be Encroachment On India's Rights: Government

China's Attempt To Build Dam On Brahmaputra Will Be Encroachment On India's Rights: Government

The government also said that such an act by China will adversely affect the availability of water in its basin during the lean season.


03 December 2020
Keeping An Eye On China's Dam Project On Brahmaputra, Says India

Keeping An Eye On China's Dam Project On Brahmaputra, Says India

India will safeguard its interests on the issue of trans-border rivers, MEA said.


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03 December 2020
No Need To Be Anxious Over Brahmaputra Dam, Says China

No Need To Be Anxious Over Brahmaputra Dam, Says China

Beijing will continue to have "good communication" with lower riparian states - India and Bangladesh


15 November 2019
Subansiri Hydel Project: Disaster On The Cards?

Subansiri Hydel Project: Disaster On The Cards?

After a eight-year gap, work on the Subansiri dam has resumed much to the unhappiness of activists. Project cost has spiraled from Rs 6,900 crore in 2005 to...


17 September 2019
On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Meets His Mother In Gandhinagar

On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Meets His Mother In Gandhinagar

PM Modi has a packed schedule and will spend most part of the day in Gujarat.


26 July 2019
'The Situation Is Challenging, But We Can Get Over It': Gajendra Singh Shekhawat On Water Crisis in India

'The Situation Is Challenging, But We Can Get Over It': Gajendra Singh Shekhawat On Water Crisis in India

Behavioural change, proper metering and river-linking are the solutions to water crisis in India, says Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.


03 July 2019
23 Feared Dead, 11 Bodies Recovered After Tiware Dam Breach In Maharashtra's Ratnagiri

23 Feared Dead, 11 Bodies Recovered After Tiware Dam Breach In Maharashtra's Ratnagiri

12 houses near the dam have been washed away. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and volunteers are present at the spot.


27 January 2019
40 Dead In Brazil Dam Collapse, Many Feared Buried In Mud

40 Dead In Brazil Dam Collapse, Many Feared Buried In Mud

Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in 2015 in the city of Mariana in Minas Gerais state, resulting in 19...


22 January 2019
Dams In Central Western Ghats Affecting Evergreen Forest, Perennial Rivers: Study

Dams In Central Western Ghats Affecting Evergreen Forest, Perennial Rivers: Study

Indian researchers have mapped how large-scale activities have eroded the ecosystem in central Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot known for its rich...


07 January 2019
Guinness Book Of World Records: Polavaram Dam In Andhra Pours 32,000 Cubic Mtrs Concrete In 24 Hrs

Guinness Book Of World Records: Polavaram Dam In Andhra Pours 32,000 Cubic Mtrs Concrete In 24 Hrs

The multipurpose irrigation project in Andhra, undertaken by the private sector is being conducted with extraordinary speed to make the dam ready for...


07 December 2018
Bastions Of Unreason | By Feroze Varun Gandhi

Bastions Of Unreason | By Feroze Varun Gandhi

Education, labour, healthcare, credit...A Rural Manifesto ponders over all these. In this extract, it focuses on the human and ecological costs of those...


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