This study includes a seasonal analysis of sediment contamination of the River Gandak by heavy metals. It passes through the many small, medium and big cities of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Indian Territory. To explore the geochemical condition of the streambed sediment of the river, seven heavy metals, namely Co, Cu, Cr, Ni, Cd, Zn and Pb were analyzed.

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Patna/Bagaha: The flood situation continued to be grim in four of the 12 districts of Bihar, with over 2.96 lakh people living in 415 relief camps.

Following heavy rains in catchment areas in Nepal and in the border districts, the State government has issued flood warning for districts of north Bihar where the major rivers are in spate.

An ambitious project to mitigate flood damage in Bihar has taken a major step forward with a central agency finalising the detailed project report for linking four intra-state rivers which would he

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes stock of the preparedness

Cyclone Phailin made its impact on Bihar, with continual rainfall and strong winds lashing it for the second consecutive day on Monday. The next 48 hours are believed to be crucial as heavy rains in neighbouring Nepal could cause flooding in the northern parts of the State.

The Bihar Government has sounded alert in 28 flood-prone districts following a warning issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in the wake of cyclone Phailin that pounded Odisha and Andhra

‘Introduce Gross Environmental Product in planning and implementation activities’

Anil Joshi, founder of the Himalayan Environmental Studies & Conservation Organisation (HESCO) here, has urged the Uttarakhand Government to play the forerunner by introducing Gross Environmental Product (GEP) in its planning and implementation activities as the highly endangered health of the natural resources needed to be improved before it was too late.

The famed rivers of India’s Gangetic plains are turning into “sewage”, threatening the life and health of millions of people dependent on them, warned a team of 11 environmental activists who cycle

West Bengal Minister raises Teesta water sharing issue

Formation of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) between basin neighbouring countries is at the heart of an international conference here on Hydro-Diplomacy: A Tool for Sharing Waters Across Waters. “Good governance is required for establishment of strategies on sustainable management of international river basins,” said Thailand Minister for Natural Resources & Environment Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, opening the conference.

India and Nepal yesterday decided to fast forward the setting up of the Pancheshwar Development Authority for the implementation of the long-pending Pancheshwar multipurpose hydel project on the Ma

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