Hardening its stand on the state’s “rightful” 7.19 per cent share in Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) projects, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal conveyed it to the Centre on Wednesday that nothing less than its legitimate share would be acceptable to the state.

Less than a week before the Supreme Court fixes a date for conducting regular hearing on the Presidential reference on the legality of the controversial Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and some senior government functionaries on Wednesday.

Beas level rises above the danger mark to flood NH near Mandi, road closed for 6 hours

With continuous rainfall across the state for nearly 16 hours on the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the level of water in the Beas river in Mandi district crossed the danger mark and flooded the Chandigarh-Manali highway at Dwada towards Manali. Following this, the NH-21 was closed for six hours.


Chandigarh: After being down for months, the water levels of the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh are looking up and the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) is increasingly becoming confident of meeting the irrigation needs of farmers in Punjab and Haryana this paddy season.

Kharar, June 13
Chandigarh Group of Colleges has undertaken an initiative to study effect of polluted water in the villages of Ferozepur district situated on Sutlej-Beas confluence.

For this, water samples from the confluence as well as hand pumps of Rasulpur village of Makhu block in Ferozepur district have already been taken. Rasulpur village lies about 5-7 km from the Harike barrage.

Sundernagar : As may as 200 fish were found dead this morning at Rewalsar lake. For the past 16 years such kind of incidents were detected at the lake, which is of religious importance.

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana will have little water for irrigation and Rajasthan none at all this summer with water levels at both the Bhakra and Pong dams receding by the day. Hydropower generation has already reduced drastically and may be affected even more severely in the coming months.

The Himachal Pradesh government today rejected in the Supreme Court the Centre

While the Haryana government refuses to give Delhi its share of 80 million gallons of water saved each day once the Munak Canal gets operational, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit maintains there is little to worry.

The ball is now in the Prime Minister