KULGAM: Compared to the other constituencies of the South Kashmir, Kulgam is better developed in terms of road connectivity, healthcare and educational infrastructure.

NEW DELHI: State-run power equipment maker Bhel today said it has commissioned first unit of 110 MW of the Kishanganga hydro-electric project (HEP) of NHPC in Jammu and Kashmir.

The project is likely to go into tender stage by April next year and cost of the project is an approximate Rs 120 crore.

Environment experts who visited the river Jhelum in Srinagar on Sunday expressed serious concern over its deteriorating condition, terming the dredging of the river ‘a futile exercise’.

The impact of climate change is being felt in Kashmir as snowfall has lowered over the years and glaciers are losing mass leading to reduced flows in Chenab, Jhelum and Indus.

Global Circulation Models (GCMs) are a major tool used for future projections of climate change using different emission scenarios. However, for assessing the hydrological impacts of climate change at regional scale, the GCM outputs cannot be used directly due to the mismatch in the spatial resolution between the GCMs and hydrological models. In order to use the output of a GCM for conducting hydrological impact studies, downscaling is used.

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Governor N N Vohra reviewed the progress of ongoing dredging of river Jhelum from Anantnag to Baramulla, in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here today.

JAMMU: Governor N.N Vohra has directed the Irrigation & Flood Control Department to ensure high speed work and completion of all dredging which is required to be carried out on river Jhelum.

A financing agreement for a World Bank (IDA) assistance of $250 million for the Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in Jammu and Kashmir was signed today.

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