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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.
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)

The adverse impact of climate change | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Extreme weather-related events are causing more deaths. States must wake up
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district, Monday.(PTI Photo)
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district, Monday.(PTI Photo)

Pak unwilling to build bridge on Kartarpur zero line, say officials

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 08:08 AM IST
The proposed corridor will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, to Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur district.
Ghonda Gujran waste plant will poison Yamuna: Experts(HT File)
Ghonda Gujran waste plant will poison Yamuna: Experts(HT File)

Ghonda Gujran waste plant will poison Yamuna: Experts

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 08:20 AM IST
On Monday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had allocated the 42.5-acre plot in Ghonda Gujran to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation for the proposed facility. Experts have demanded a roll-back of the decision.
The Noida authority on Thursday said it will open a temporary ‘gaushala’ (cow shelter) for abandoned cows in Yamuna flood plains near Sector 135 in the next three to four days. The new facility will accommodate about 1,500 cows, officials said.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
The Noida authority on Thursday said it will open a temporary ‘gaushala’ (cow shelter) for abandoned cows in Yamuna flood plains near Sector 135 in the next three to four days. The new facility will accommodate about 1,500 cows, officials said.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Temporary shelter at Noida Sector 135 for abandoned cows

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 05:48 AM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath had recently directed all district officials to provide shelters for cows deserted by owners. Since abandoned cows either roam freely on city roads or can be seen eating plastic and other sort of waste, the state government wants to contain this practice, officials said.
Rescuers carry the body of a landslide victim in Sirnaresmi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed a number of people and left dozens of others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java.(AP)
Rescuers carry the body of a landslide victim in Sirnaresmi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed a number of people and left dozens of others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java.(AP)

Rain sets off Indonesia landslide, killing 9 with 34 missing

Jakarta, Indonesia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Authorities struggled to get tractors and other heavy equipment over washed-out roads as heavy rain was hampering search efforts, Nugroho said. Television footage showed hundreds of police, soldiers and residents digging through debris with their hands, shovels and hoes.
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)

Bill suggests armed force for protection of Ganga, punitive measures for polluters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 03:38 PM IST
The draft bill, which has been circulated to different ministries for consultation, envisages constitution of National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law
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.
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