dead fish floated down two parallel canals, carrying water from the Sutlej river in western Punjab southwards to Rajasthan, for two-three days in mid-June. For a stretch of about 50 km, from Harike in Ferozepur to Faridkot, the water had turned dark and stank of sewage. The water sanitation department of Faridkot town stopped using canal water for two days. The canals also supply water to

The need for the integrated Kashang HEP, located in the Sutluj basin which stores 9412 MW power potential being 46% of the total hydro power potential of the state, has therefore been considered in context of power shortage in Northern Region. The discharge characteristics of Kashang and Kerang khads is also favourable with unique parameter i.e.

The Punjab government, severely rattled by a TOI report on hundreds of tonnes of dead fish clogging its canals and polluting drinking supply, said on Friday that the poisoning of the Satluj and Beas rivers will

Power generation resumed after eight days at the 1,500-MW Nathpa-Jhakri project this afternoon. Engineers of the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) decided to start the project after the discharge in the Sutlej started declining after attaining the peak of 1,550 cumecs last evening. The first unit of 250 MW started functioning at noon and four units out of total six had been made operational by the evening.

In a clear case of discrimination, the Ludhiana administration has taken action against dairy farmers for polluting Budda Nullah but spared the industry, which is the major contributor towards the wat

Keen to become a global player in the hydel sector the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) is hopeful of securing the Arun-III project in Nepal. The public sector undertaking has emerged as the the frontrunner for the 402-MW project after the first-ranked GMR Energy Ltd was assigned the Upper Karnali project. The Nepal government had adopted a policy under which a developer will be awarded only one project. A team of the nigam headed by CMD H.K.Sharma went to Kathmandu to hold negotiations with the Ministry of Water Resources early this month. The Nepalese government wants the nigam to give 21.9 per cent of the total power generated from the project free of cost on the plea that the third-ranked Jindal Steel and Power had already made this offer. H.K.Sharma said the nigam had given its offer and was awaiting decision of the Nepal government.

Badha lake at the periphery of Fazilka town has dried up. The Badha lake, with its fresh water source and green surroundings was the attraction for establishing the boating station at this place. Now that it was dried up and is likely to be never change with water from Sutlej.

tracing the rivers: Indian and Chinese scientists have agreed to find the actual source of two of the world's mightiest rivers: the Brahmaputra and the Sutlej. A team of scientists from the Indian

The proposed Rs 13,000-crore Khab Dam in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh, which would have been the highest in India at 275 metres, has been shot down by the defence ministry because it is "too

chineseprime minister Wen Jiabao's four-day visit to India from April 9-12, 2005 opened hitherto unexplored vistas of friendship between the two nations, albeit driven by economic and strategic considerations. The world's most populous nations established the India-China Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, a giant step for improving bilateral relations.