This paper presents future climate and runoff projections for the South Asia region under the RCP8.5 scenario with climate change informed by 42 CMIP5 GCMs. Runoff is projected for 0.5° grids using hydrological models with future climate inputs obtained by empirically scaling the historical climate series.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ananta Kumar Das Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding sand mining in Baitarani river near Sanala village, Jajpur District, Odisha. NGT in its Order makes it clear that the mining based on the EC shall be done only manually and no mechanical mining shall be permitted.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Murli Manohar Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2014 regarding the use of water of Baitarani River (which originates from Guptaganga hills in Keonjhar District of Odisha) by industries. According to the applicant, Baitarani is the only robust source of water in the district, providing 95% of drainage of the district and the lifeline of the people, land and its ecology.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarbeswar Mishra & Anr. Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 16/01/2014 on the use of water from the river Baiterani in Orissa by the industry and also regarding construction of industry in forest area without obtaining forest clearance.

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New Delhi : Operations of top steel and mining companies, including Tata Steel, SAIL, Aditya Birla Group's Essel Mining, JSPL and Sarda Mines, are likely to get affected if a recommendation by the Justice M B Shah Commission to ban mining along the Baitarni river in Odisha is accepted.

The high-powered panel, in its five-volume report on illegal mining in Odisha, has recommended revisiting the environment approvals granted to all 55 mines around the Baitarni river and its tributaries.

Bhubaneswar: The water levels in most of the major rivers in Odisha receded today following scanty rain in the catchment areas during the past 24 hours, official sources said.

Bhubaneswar: Water levels continued to rise in major rivers including Mahanadi following heavy rains in the catchment areas and release of surplus water from various reservoirs in Odisha on Sunday.

The scope of this report is to submit the results of the pilot study on water resources assessment using space inputs. Annual water resources during the period 1988-89 to 2007-80, mean annual water resources, water resources during the extreme rainfall conditions in the Godavari, and Brahmani - Baitarni basins are presented.

Basanti Sethi, 65, sits amid the ruins of her mudhouse-cum-paan shop and rummages through a smelly earthen pot.

Farmer Prasanta Bhoi was getting ready for dinner when he heard a loud sound. It was that of water moving, and growing louder. “It became a roar, like that of a massive wave.