Tag: Central Water Commission

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  • 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