Finds Study On Dam Safety Unreliable

Kochi: Members of the Supreme Court constitution bench hearing the Mullaperiyar dam case on Wednesday raised doubts over the reliability of the finding of a team from IIT Delhi that the dam is unsafe.

It is a multipurpose project, which would also provide irrigation and drinking water facilities to Delhi and other northern states such as Rajasthan, Haryana and UP.

Central water commission last year had given its clearance to 300 the Lakhwar project located in Dehradun district

With the Uttarakhand government keen on constructing the 300 MW multipurpose Lakhwar project on the river Yamuna, the state planning commission has chalked out plans for developing a Rs 351 crore drinking water network from the dam in order to fulfill the growing water needs of Dehradun city.

The Empowered Committee after going through several aspects had technically concluded that the Mullaperiyar dam is hydrologically, structurally and seismically safe for raising the water level beyo

Even as the Uttarakhand floods brought to the fore debate over the strength of dams, there are over 4,500 such structures in the country which are operating without an 'emergency action plan'.

The Union Power Ministry is likely to send a high–level team to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to assess the ground realities over the 2000–MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project.

The team, according to sources, would make a final review of the present situation that had cropped up following the continuous agitation against the much controversial project.

Central project sanctioned by 13th Finance Commission.

Even as floods play havoc in Uttarakhand, several states have opposed the provisions of a 38-year-old Model Flood Bill aimed at minimising losses to life and property in the natural calamity.

SHILLONG: After much criticism, claims and counter-claims, the Myntdu Leshka Hydel Power Project has achieved its desired target of generating 126 megawatts from the three units.

Encouraged by the successful generation of power from the project, the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) is now preparing to initiate Stage II of the Project to generate additional 280 MW of power that would take care of the energy deficiencies in the State.

Being one of the biggest river channelisation project in the country, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has approved a Rs 945.48 crore project for taming the remaining 55 tributaries of the Swan r