MUMBAI: After a gap of thirteen years, lake tapping will be done at the Koyna dam in Satara district on Wednesday. The first lake tapping was done at Koyna dam in 1999 by the state government.

The State government on Monday termed Tamil Nadu questioning the State’s right to utilise Cauvery water as “illegal” and “inhuman”, and sought the Centre’s intervention to prevent the neighbouring state from raking up the water-sharing issue “unnecessarily”.

“The Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected Tamil Nadu’s interlocutory applications seeking its intervention. But Tamil Nadu has once again filed another application just to provoke us. Such attitude needs to be stopped, the Centre should intervene,” Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda told the Legislative Assembly on Monday.

AHMEDABAD: The state government's ambitious Kalpasar dam project, which is estimated to cost Rs 30,000 crore, could lead to earthquakes in the state.

With passions reaching fever pitch between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the decommissioning of the century-old Mullaperiyar dam, experts are asking whether dams do collapse in India?

Three dams have collapsed in Andhra Pradesh in the last five years. These include the Subbaraya Sagar in East Godavari in 2010, the Palamvagu Dam in Khammam in August 2008 and the Gundlavagu Dam in Warangal district in 2006.

‘Sequence and timing of tremors a pointer'

Even as the government is going all out to pacify the people affected by the tremors experienced in parts of Idukki district last Friday, a section of earth scientists feel that the increased seismic activity in the area can be attributed to the reservoir of the Idukki arch dam.

In a bid to curb sound pollution, most of the mandals in Kolhapur city preferred playing traditional instruments this year, in place of high decibel sound systems, during the immersion of Ganesh id

Emphasising the need for adequate compensation for farmers whose land is acquired for development projects, BJP leaders on Tuesday addressed a gathering on the requirement for coming up with alternative methods to grant benefits to the agriculturists.

Seeking suggestions on alternate methods of compensating farmers, Arun Jaitley Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said farmers face injustice a

The state forest department has issued eviction notices to 49 windmills stating that they have illegally encroached on forest land at Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary in Satara district.

Pune: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) recently shortlisted the Western Ghats for inclusion in the World Heritage list, taking this biodiversity rich area a step closer to protection from landuse change and other developmental activities.

The 39 serial sites in the Unesco shortlist include four sites in Maharashtra (Sahyadri)

New Delhi: About 300 km from the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, Indian scientists are all set to drill an 8-km hole in the earth