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.

1.86 lakh trees felled, over 600 structures removed from the river banks, say authorities

During the course of present study, the abiotic factors investigated recorded remarkable variation at each of the three study sites. While pH, NO3-N, Total Dissolved Solids, BOD and COD recorded increasing values towards the downstream sections of the river, DO, Ca and alkalinity recorded decreasing values towards the downstream areas of the river. A total of seven species belonging to two families Cyprinidae and Salmonidae were collected. While Cyprinidae is represented by five species viz., Schizothorax plagiostomus, S. curvifrons, S. esocinus, S.

With a series of mitigation measures recommended by experts remaining unimplemented over the past year, the threat of floods remains real in Kashmir.

The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed approved the proposal of the Relief & Rehabilitation Department for availing World Bank assistan

An observational analysis of the catastrophic rainstorm during 4–6 September 2014 over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) presented in this study shows that the event was unprecedented in terms of the 24, 48 and 72 h accumulated rainfall. The 24 h accumulated rainfall exceeded the previously determined one-day severe rainstorm limits of 20 cm for a number of stations on 5 and 6 September 2014.

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Even as the threat of another flood in Kashmir has dissipated primarily due to the improvement in weather, questions are being raised why Kashmir is witnessing frequent flash floods and why the Jhe

Even when Srinagar hogged all the limelight post the September 2014 devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, areas such as Gund-i-Jehangir in remote Bandipora district, north-west of Srinagar near