Bimolangshu Roy Foundation, named after the late MLA of Silchar, has raised question about the construction of Barak Dam, also known as Tipaimukh Multipurpose Dam Project, against the backdrop of H

Cost Temporarily Reduced To Get Faster Approvals

New evidence on the irregularities in the controversial Kondhane dam in Raigad reveals that it was hurriedly commenced without a proper design. Instead of drawing up the general layout and design of the project based on the site’s needs, the Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC) brazenly reproduced the blueprint of another dam.

Dams are being built in different sizes depending on the requirements and the height permissible at the particular site. The higher a dam, the larger the concerns for undesirable impacts that have to be mitigated and the assurance that has to be given to everyone that the dam is not a time bomb, the unfortunate sentiment that many tend to possess. Dams have multi-directional benefits that are much larger than the visible damage that it creates.

Warning comes after the approval by a sub group of the Narmada Control authority to a proposal to raise height of the dam from 122 meters to 138.68 meters

Medha Patkar has warned of a situation similar to Uttarakhand in the Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh if the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam is increased.

For most tourists, a visit to the hill station at Munnar is not complete without a boat safari on the scenic Mattupetty reservoir. But very few of them are aware of the impact of boating on the environment and wildlife.

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board and the Forest department have raised the alarm about the pollution caused by motorised boats plying the reservoir and the litter left behind by tourists.

Abandon plans to build a new dam, says activist

C.P. Roy, former chairman of Mullaperiyar Samara Samithi, has reiterated his demand for the construction of a tunnel from the Mullaperiyar dam.
He also has sought the abandonment of the plan to build a new dam. Mr. Roy’s demands come close on the heels of the State Budget allocating Rs.50 crore for the construction of a new dam at Mullaperiyar.

Kolhapur: A fresh study of the earthquake-prone areas in the Koyna-Warna reservoir area is under way. A team of scientists from the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, has arrived here and is expected to study the areas where seismic activity has been prevalent at low or medium intensity.

The scientists will use the Airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and photographic data acquisition and processing system for geomorphological and structural studies. The one-month study will focus on the tectonic activities around the Warna and Koyna dams.

1000-MW Karcham Wangtu unit still awaits repairs

The closure of the 1,000-MW Karcham Wangtu hydroelectricity project due to profuse water leakage from the surge shaft and the water-conducting system has again raised concerns about the safety of hydroelectricity projects being constructed in the private sector.

It has also underlined the need for putting in place an effective mechanism for the proper monitoring of projects during the course of construction. The project was closed for urgent repairs last month after the Directorate of Energy issued a notice to the Jaypee Company to rectify the defect as continuous leakage would not only aggravate the problem, but could cause damage in the areas downhill as well.

This is a compilation of dams in the country prepared by the Central Water Commission as per information received from the owners of the dams.

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court today declined to accept any fresh material other than what has been submitted by the expert panel on the controversial Mullaperiyar Dam row bet