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The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar asks committee to submit report on Mulshi dam

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:48 PM IST
He added that the state government is awaiting the report so that they can decide if water can be drawn from the reservoir
A view of the Brahmaputra river in Jogighopa, in Assam, India.(REUTERS)
A view of the Brahmaputra river in Jogighopa, in Assam, India.(REUTERS)

Our right to build dam on Brahmaputra, says China as experts warn of impact

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:43 PM IST
China said it was within its legitimate rights to build a dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close to the LAC, but assured that the hydropower project will take into account the interests of India and Bangladesh
Treated sewage water from Kharar had been collecting in SYL canal for many years, and after the illegal dam was built, the overflowing water was damaging agricultural land in four low-lying villages(HT PHOTO)
Treated sewage water from Kharar had been collecting in SYL canal for many years, and after the illegal dam was built, the overflowing water was damaging agricultural land in four low-lying villages(HT PHOTO)

Mohali admn breaks illegal dam on SYL to save agricultural land of 4 villages

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The treated sewage water overflowing from the dam at Sotal village, district Kharar had ruined crops in the four low-lying villages
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)

1,000 dams on Ganga basin obstructing tributaries: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:51 AM IST
“Rejuvenating Ganga — a citizen’s report” released during ongoing India Rivers Week, has put together an analysis of why flows in most rivers of the Ganga basin are dwindling, and recommended that the Centre make environmental flows mandatory for the entire basin and not just the main stem of the river.
What is happening to the Mekong today could happen tomorrow to the Brahmaputra and other Tibet-originating rivers that are the target of China’s dam builders(AFP)
What is happening to the Mekong today could happen tomorrow to the Brahmaputra and other Tibet-originating rivers that are the target of China’s dam builders(AFP)

There are lessons for India from China on dams

By Brahma Chellaney
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The proliferation of upstream dams is beginning to impose costs across Asia. Institutionalised collaboration can help
At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories on Saturday.(AP)
At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories on Saturday.(AP)

15 dead as dam collapses at Siberian gold mine

Bloomberg | By Yuliya Fedorinova
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 07:08 AM IST
The deluge damaged temporary shelters where miners were sleeping, the Moscow-based news agency Interfax reported, citing unidentified local officials. As many as 80 people were in the accommodation at the time.
Pinjal Dam project will supply water for drinking as well as for irrigation and as such it will require the Centre’s environment and forest clearances and a nod from the National Board for Wildlife. Moreover, the project will displace 825 families.(HT FILE)
Pinjal Dam project will supply water for drinking as well as for irrigation and as such it will require the Centre’s environment and forest clearances and a nod from the National Board for Wildlife. Moreover, the project will displace 825 families.(HT FILE)

After Gargai, BMC’s Pinjal Dam likely to drown 1,131ha forests

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 04:46 AM IST
The project, which will give Mumbai 865 million litres of water a day (MLD) once completed, is going to be constructed near Khidse village in Jawhar tehsil of Palghar, on the Pinjal river, by 2026.
Water release from a dam in Maharashtra.(HT Photo)
Water release from a dam in Maharashtra.(HT Photo)

Dam full, but water cuts are back in Pimpri-Chinchwad

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 04:29 PM IST
Considering heavy downpour in the Pavana dam catchment area,civic officials resumed daily water supply in the PCMC area on August 7
The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)
The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)

Odisha braces for flood as Hirakud dam readies to discharge floodwater

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Officials in Bargarh have asked all educational institutions in the district to remain closed on Wednesday in view of heavy rainfall and flood threat.
The SANDRP report said that the high rainfall was distributed over eight days and was preceded by warning of high rainfall.(PTI file photo)
The SANDRP report said that the high rainfall was distributed over eight days and was preceded by warning of high rainfall.(PTI file photo)

Govt setting up committee for judicious release of water from dams, says top official

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar and Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:28 PM IST
Mhaisekar’s comments are significant in view of adverse comments from water experts that it was the unregulated release of water from dams such as the Koyna, Warna and Radhanagari which led to the floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.
Officials of the irrigation department visit the breached Tiware dam near Chiplun in Ratnagiri, on Thursday. An SIT will now investigate if construction was faulty.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Officials of the irrigation department visit the breached Tiware dam near Chiplun in Ratnagiri, on Thursday. An SIT will now investigate if construction was faulty.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

14-year-old dam too young to breach: Experts

Chiplun/Pune | By Yogesh Joshi and Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 03:40 PM IST
On Thursday, senior officials of the state’s water resource department visited the dam and inspected the site, following allegations of “neglect” and “shoddy work”.
The situation is particularly grim in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra where water level in reservoirs have dipped to an all-time low. (File photo)
The situation is particularly grim in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra where water level in reservoirs have dipped to an all-time low. (File photo)

Water levels in 91 dams down to 20% storage

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country in the week ending May 30 was one percentage point down compared to the week before, says Central Water Commission.
Out on picnic, three MBA students from Pune drown in dam. (Representative Image)(HT File)
Out on picnic, three MBA students from Pune drown in dam. (Representative Image)(HT File)

Out on picnic, three MBA students from Pune drown in dam

Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:41 AM IST
According to the police, the tragedy took place when the trio, part of a 10-member group of students, was taking a swim in the backwaters of the dam, a popular picnic spot on the city’s outskirts.
The drought situation in Maharashtra has been further aggravated with no water in at least 20 major dams in the state, the latest statistics released by the state government’s water resources department reveals.
The drought situation in Maharashtra has been further aggravated with no water in at least 20 major dams in the state, the latest statistics released by the state government’s water resources department reveals.

Maharashtra’s dams running dry, set to aggravate drought scenario

Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:02 AM IST
Even as the arrival of the monsoon is at least one-and-a-half month away, 20 major dams in the state such as Jayakwadi in Aurangabad district, Manjra in Beed district and Bhima-Ujani in Solapur district have gone dry.
Relatives of people affected by a burst tailings dam owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA react, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves(REUTERS)
Relatives of people affected by a burst tailings dam owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA react, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves(REUTERS)

Fears that second dam could breach in Brazil prompt evacuations

Brumadinho (Brazil) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Authorities were evacuating several neighborhoods in the southeastern city of Brumadinho that were within range of the B6 dam owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale.
AIADMK MPs staging a protest demonstration demanding to stop construction of Dam at Megadatu across Cauvery River in Parliament house in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
AIADMK MPs staging a protest demonstration demanding to stop construction of Dam at Megadatu across Cauvery River in Parliament house in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Uproar over Rafale, dam on Cauvery disrupts Parliament for sixth consecutive day

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:45 PM IST
While the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day soon after it met at 11.00 AM, the Lok Sabha saw repeated adjournments, but managed to pass the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid the din.
The water level in Khadakwasla dam has dropped to 57.25 per cent.(HT/PHOTO)
The water level in Khadakwasla dam has dropped to 57.25 per cent.(HT/PHOTO)

Water level in four dams of Pune drop to 61per cent

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 02:50 PM IST
Water woes: weak monsoon during September failed to fill up dams: officials
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Dahisar river is worth a dam: BMC, forest dept nod for plan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 06:21 AM IST
Dam to come up downstream from boating area inside SGNP, help restore rainwater.
Soldiers conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala, August 19(PTI)
Soldiers conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala, August 19(PTI)

Kerala floods: Why dams cannot control devastating floods

By Manoj Misra
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:20 PM IST
Thanks to their flood cushion, dams subsume low and medium-level floods. But these harmless floods should not be controlled because they replenish floodplains with fresh nutrient-rich soil, help fishermen and rejuvenate the riparian flora and fauna.
The-controversial-Mullaperiyar-dam-in-Idukki-district-Kerala(File Photo)
The-controversial-Mullaperiyar-dam-in-Idukki-district-Kerala(File Photo)

Kerala floods: Supreme Court orders water level in Mullaperiyar Dam to be maintained at 139ft

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:34 PM IST
The Kerala government had said it had written to Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar dam, requesting controlled release of water without waiting for the water level in the reservoir to reach its full level.
The city needs 14.47 lakh million litres of water at the end of the monsoon to ensure there are no water cuts.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
The city needs 14.47 lakh million litres of water at the end of the monsoon to ensure there are no water cuts.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

Mumbai has 83% water stock in dams, 3 of 7 lakes overflow

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 12:33 AM IST
The water stock on Monday was 12,05,597 million litres, compared to 12,51,102 million litres on July 15 last year.
Representative Image(Shutterstock)
Representative Image(Shutterstock)

Dam collapses in Laos, hundreds missing, several feared dead: Report

Reuters, Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 03:33 PM IST
Officials have brought boats to help evacuate people in San Sai district of Attapeu province, where the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam is located, as water levels rise after the collapse, ABC Laos news reported.
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