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  • Heavy rains could not fill Indian water reservoirs, strategic water storage at historic low this year

    Heavy rains could not fill Indian water reservoirs, strategic water storage at historic low this year

    While storage capacity of these 130 major strategic water reservoirs is about 171.958 BCM (Billion Cubic Meter), the live storage of these water reservoirs is just 116.967 BCM—again 18 % less than last year.

    September 11, 2021
  • 19 of big reservoirs’ storage less than 50% of normal

    19 of big reservoirs’ storage less than 50% of normal

    The most worrisome storage position is for three major dams: Govind Sagar (Bhakra), Pong dam (Beas), and Sardar Sarovar. While Govind Sagar is 73 percent, Pong Dam is 58 percent of the normal storage levels.

    September 7, 2021
  • Mekedatu dam issue: SC likely to hear TN’s contempt plea on July 27

    Mekedatu dam issue: SC likely to hear TN’s contempt plea on July 27

    The Tamil Nadu government had moved the contempt petition against the director of project appraisal (south), chairman of the Central Water Commission, directorate of the Central water commission, Managing Director of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited, Karnataka's water resources department principal secretary and minister. The Supreme Court has tentatively listed the contempt plea for hearing on July 27, the official date will be known soon.

    July 14, 2021
  • Google partners CWC for flood forecasting initiative

    Google partners CWC for flood forecasting initiative

    Various parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, are grappling with floods.

    August 15, 2020
  • Central Water Commission issues ‘flood alert’ for Assam; IMD issues red alert

    Central Water Commission issues ‘flood alert’ for Assam; IMD issues red alert

    As per the CWC, a flood warning has been sounded in Jorhat, Sonitpur, and Baksa districts.

    May 26, 2020
  • Not a drop to drink!

    Not a drop to drink!

    Unless India embarks on a massive plan for the supply of drinking water to all its villages, towns and cities and executes it in the next two to three decades it will remain a Third World country for the rest of the world. If India can increase its irrigated area ten-fold from one crore hectares in 1947 to ten crore hectares in 2000, it can also create nationwide water supply schemes in a much shorter period because these schemes are not as complex as the irrigation schemes.

    July 25, 2019
  • Flash flood warning in Arunachal Pradesh

    Flash flood warning in Arunachal Pradesh

    The Central Water Commission (CWC), which keeps a vigil on the water level of these rivers, has already confirmed that the water level of Siang recorded a drop at Tuting around 11.00 pm on Monday.

    October 30, 2018
  • Kerala floods | Nature’s fury or failure of water governance?

    Kerala floods | Nature’s fury or failure of water governance?

    To save the common man and the country from massive losses in future, it is time to shift the onus of death and destruction from nature and towards those mandated and responsible for flood management

    August 23, 2018
  • ‘Anti-dam protests misplaced’

    ‘Anti-dam protests misplaced’

    With over three decades’ experience in dealing with India’s water resources sector, Central Water Commission (CWC) chairman S Masood Hussain can be called the ‘water-man of India’. He blames the country’s perennial water crisis on what he terms self-appointed champions of anti-dam activists. Hussain, who also holds additional charge as Director General, National Water Development …

    June 16, 2018