Flash floods on the edge of high terrain, such as the Himalayas or Rocky Mountains, are especially dangerous and hard to predict. The Leh flood of 2010 at the edge of the Himalayan Plateau in India is an example of the tragic consequences of such storms. The flood occurred over a high mountain river valley when, on three successive days, diurnally generated convective cells over the Tibetan Plateau gathered into mesoscale convective systems and moved off the edge of the Plateau over Leh.

JAMMU, Sept 14: The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) today approved the implementation of the construction of the 6.50 kms long two lane bi-directional tunnel on a new alignment in between

Chandigarh: After having found “good values” of rare earth elements in areas close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Ladakh during preliminary surveys, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) is now mov

A Parliamentary Panel has pointed out serious lapses (some dating as far back as the Gujarat earthquake of 1991) in monetary help for undertaking rehabilitation work and providing relief to people

In what is being seen here as yet another attempt by Pakistan to whip up anti-India sentiment on water-related issues, reports emerging from Islamabad on Sunday said Pakistan has asked India not to fill water in the Nimoo Bazgo dam on the Indus river in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, a top government official here said on Sunday that they were yet to receive any objection from the Pakistani authorities.

The dam, a 45 MW hydel project on the Indus, is covered by the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 between the two countries. Pakistani authorities fear the dam will reduce water inflows into their country.

New Delhi: The Centre is likely to clear the first all weather tunnel project connecting Kashmir Valley to Leh on Monday, which will be built at a cost of approximately Rs 2,700 crore.

The present study was done to document disaster management strategies and approaches and to assesses the impact of flash floods on human lives, health
hazards, and future implications of a natural disaster.

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary of Union Ministry of Power Davinder Choudhary convened a high level meeting of officers of NHPC, JKPDC and civil administration of the State here today to discuss execution of Hydro Electric Projects planned during 12th Plan and taken up by various agencies in Jammu and Kashmir.

Principal Secretary Power Development Department Sudanshu Panday, Managing Director JKPDC Basharat Ahmad Dhar, Secretary in Power Development Department, Secretary Technical Education, Chief Engineer PDD and Senior Officers of NHPC, JKPDC attended the meeting.

The Planning Commission has approved special assistance of Rs 117.34 crore to Leh district for permanent restoration of works and reclamation of agricultural lands damaged in the August 2010 cloudb

The Union Minister of Planning, Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar, on Monday, termed Himachal Pradesh’s demand for green bonus - payment of environment services - as legitimate and said he would