The Himalayas possess one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a huge freshwater reservoir. Monitoring the glaciers is important to assess the overall reservoir health. In this investigation, glacial retreat was estimated for 466 glaciers in Chenab, Parbati and Baspa basins from 1962.

Pakistan has objected to several features of the Baglihar hydropower project on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir contending that it violates the Indus Water Treaty. The World Bank, which brokered the IWT, has appointed a neutral expert to resolve the differences.

baglihar collapse: A diversion tunnel at the Baglihar hydro-electric dam on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed on June 5, 2005, due to the river's rising water level. Media reports said

The 450-megawatt Baglihar hydel power project threatens to pour cold water on the warming relations between India and Pakistan.

Is the Baglihar dam India is building over the river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir going to come under World Bank intervention? This is what Pakistan would prefer, as was made clear after a meeting

A controversy over the design of the Baglihar hydroelectric project on Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir is threatening to plunge the already strained ties between India and Pakistan into crisis. The

in a major development, the Jammu and Kashmir (j&k) legislative council has passed a resolution urging the Union government to review the Indus Water Treaty in the best interests of the people of


World Bank appoints neutral expert for Baglihar dispute

India and Pakistan once again came together to resolve disputes over the Baglihar power project. In December 2003, a three-member Pakistani inspection team clarified doubts regarding India's