Beas level rises above the danger mark to flood NH near Mandi, road closed for 6 hours

With continuous rainfall across the state for nearly 16 hours on the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the level of water in the Beas river in Mandi district crossed the danger mark and flooded the Chandigarh-Manali highway at Dwada towards Manali. Following this, the NH-21 was closed for six hours.

Kuldeep Chauhan

Thanks to the acute shortage of dedicated forest guards and proper monitoring and surveillance, the Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary here faces threat from active

Mandi: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme Act (MNREGA) is all set to be linked to the consumer price index to determine its

Figure set to touch a record 900 tonnes; less rain, no hailstorm the reason, say experts

Cherry production in the state is likely to touch an all-time high in the current season and the estimates project that it will be double the quantity produced last year.

Mandi/Kullu: High temperature and drought has started giving heartburns to apple farmers who own orchards in the south sunny face as they are facing moth attack on the fruit crop since last week. This has damaged almost 10-20 per cent of crop in some drought-hit areas in Churag-Karsog in Mandi, Dalash-Nirman-Jaban in Kullu and Chopal, Jubbal-Kotkhai, lower Kotgarh-Kumarsain in Shimla district.

Of the 151 fire incidents reported in last one week, at least 95% were forest fires

With the temperatures remaining nearly 10-12 degrees Celsius above normal, amid the extreme dry weather conditions, forest fires are spreading fast across the state. Nearly 150 fire incidents across six districts of the state were reported in the last one week.

And the summer has only begun.

Reservoir management involves allocating available water among multiple uses and users, minimizing the risks of water shortages and flooding, and optimizing the beneficial use of water. However, a number of climate change predictions project rise in temperature and change in precipitation characteristics which may change the inflow pattern to a reservoir and eventually affect its performance in the long run. In the present paper, reservoir operation analysis has been carried out and impact of changing climate on the performance analysis of Pandoh reservoir has been evaluated.

Chander Shekhar Sharma | Hamirpur

The Mid-Himalayan Watershed Project has caused the Himachal Pradesh gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to shoot upto 9 per cent. The watershed project has been launched in the State by the World Bank.

As a step towards strengthening the rural economy by empowering women, NABARD is soon launching an innovative,

Kuldeep Chauhan
Residents in this temple town have demanded that the government should expedite the Rs 130-crore dam project downstream near the town to restore its ecology destroyed allegedly by the Beas Satluj Link (BSL) project, commissioned by the Bhakhra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in 1970s.