The Central Water Commission (CWC) sent its response to the Kosi Bandh Katan Judicial Enquiry Commission, through Letter No 7/2/2/2009-FM.II/427 dated 04.12.2009, authored by C P Singh, Director FM-II, issued "with the approval of Chairman, CWC" as the letter says.

With water level rising in rivers including the Kosi, the fear of floods has begun to haunt the people living in north Bihar yet again.

"All the rivers are in full spate following heavy rains. Some rivers may cross the red mark late Wednesday or Thursday," officials of the Central Water Commission warned.

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The World Bank would now provide lending to some of the government

PATNA, 21 JUNE: A PIL was today filed in the Patna High Court against Bihar chief minister Mr Nitish Kumar for allegedly not utilising the Rs 5 crore fund for Kosi flood relief received from Gujarat in 2008.

ICIMOD, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, has undertaken an assessment of trends, perceptions, and impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayan region and, in the process, sought a broad consensus on climate-change impacts on ecosystem and adaptation measures.

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PATNA: A plan to integrate the river system in Bihar with the aim of preventing a recurrence of the Kosi deluge was mooted on Thursday by former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who is now on a visit to the State.

The Kosi flood disaster of 2008 in Bihar and also in Nepal highlights two key issues relating to flood control. The first is the failure of the structural approach to flood control on the Kosi and the second is institutional dysfunction with respect to trans-boundary flood management.

A recent assessment of impact of tourism activities and infrastructure on tigers and other wildlife in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve. Says that tourism inside the core critical habitat is unsustainable and is a serious threat to Corbett.

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