Location: On River Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna, in Renuka tehsil of Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh Objective: To supply 1,240 mld water to Delhi for nine months a year and 40 MW electricity to Himachal Pradesh Cost: Rs 2,700 crore; Centre will bear 90 per cent of the project cost Dam height: 148 metres, about the height of a 50-storey building Reservoir Length: 24 km

Delhi eyes water from Himachal dam but without checking distribution losses in the city Fifty-year-old Jagir Singh Tomar is among the 700 families in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh who would be affected by the proposed Renuka dam on Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna river. The project, via Haryana, is designed to meet Delhi

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The city of Delhi gets a lot of rain every year, more than sufficient for its needs, but it does not use that rainwater. It had hundreds of water bodies, but it has destroyed most of them and continues to destroy the remaining ones. For its supply of water Delhi looks for the easy option of proposing a massive dam in a far off area.

Environment impact assessment and other screening processes have evolved into methods of rubber stamping all proposals, both good and bad.

The city of Delhi gets a lot of rain every year, more than sufficient for its needs, but it does not use that rainwater. The city gets huge quantity of water from dams and rivers from long distances, equal to one of the highest quantity of water in the nation when compared on per capita basis.

by Manshi Asher

In an attempt to decongest the crowded townships of Mandi and Dharamsala, the Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) has decided to set up their satellite townships. These townships will have all modern civic amenities.

Himachal Pradesh offers ideal condition for horticulture-based economy because of its diversity in topography, altitude, and agro-climate.

Nahan- Former MLA from Paonta Doon constituency, Fateh Singh Mehralu, in a statement today, urged Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to be liberal regarding the development of Sirmaur district. He said Dhumal had assured during the Assembly elections to provide all help for the development of Sirmaur, but in the case of a steel plant by Steel Authority of India, the Chief Minister had opted for Kangra.