Interlinking of rivers need 30-km long canal; Researchers prepare routing map.

The Central government must take all steps, including resolving decades old disputes with neighbouring States on water sharing, to improve irrigation facilities and drinking water and supply of wat

Cyclone ‘Nilam' caused unprecedented damage to Srikakulam district which is still under grip of fear with the heavy inflows to Vamsadhara and Nagavali rivers.

Illegal sand mining is rampant in Srikakulam district in spite of the claims of the authorities that they are inspecting the ramps frequently and imposing fines on lawbreakers.

The sand mafia, which is highly influential, is reportedly extracting between Rs.80 crore and Rs.100 crore worth of sand every year from the Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Bahuda and Mahendratanaya rivers.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the Central government for failing to provide infrastructure facilities to Vamsadhara Water Dispute Tribunal resulting in delay in resolving the long-standing water row between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. “You are in deep slumber, what will you need to wake up. This is not expected of the Union of India,” a bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir, the senior- most judge after the CJI, told Centre’s counsel.

A crack in the western part of the red mud pond of Vedanta Alumina refinery has leaked into nearby water bodies and hence into the Vamsadhara river.

New Delhi: Quoting the famous words from English poet Coleridge

Srikakulam/Nizamabad/ Kurnool, Sept. 16: Officials are on high alert following the surge of flood waters in Vamsadhara and Nagavali rivers because of heavy rains in neighbouring Orissa. There are fears that that it would cause another flood in the town. Around 60,000 cusecs of water had reached the Gotta Barrage by evening and 22 gates have been lifted.