Yagnesh Mehta | TNN

Uchhal: Memories of the devastation caused by a flooded river Tapi in 2006 are still afresh in the minds of people living in the villages of Surat and Tapi districts.
Rajesh Valvi, a youth from Holipada village in Uchhal taluka of Tapi district, wanted to ensure that his village was never affected by the floods in future.

Gujarat is a waterstressed state going by the definition of such areas as those having water availability below 1700 cum/ca/annum (cubic meter per capita per year).

The floods of August 2006 are among the worst Gujarat's Surat city has experienced in recent times. The sudden release of a huge amount of water from the Ukai dam led to over 80 per cent of Surat

india is facing the worst kind of floods in some of its most dammed states. Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh top the list of states with the maximum number of dams.

In the present study, the temporal patterns of monsoon floods on five large rivers of the Deccan Peninsula have been investigated. Analyses of the long-term annual maximum discharge/state data, available for the last 100 years or so, show non-random behaviour in terms of distinct periods of high and low floods.

Mughal builders are known the world over for the Taj Mahal. But their water engineers built a supply system in 1615 that still provides water to a Madhya Pradesh town at no cost.

India is all set to give its consent for an inter-governmental agreement on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline, which will be signed in Turkmenistan at a summit meet next week.

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