The India Remote Sensing data on 1:50,000 scale revealed the occurrence of permanent waterlogging in low-lying flats and depressions of the Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojona (IGNP) command area. Such data also indicated seasonal dynamics of waterlogging and soil salinization in irrigated areas.

In an instance typical of short-sighted government decisions undermining environmental concerns, the recent raising of the Chamota-Pobitora PWD road without leaving sufficient outlet for floodwater to pass has cast a shadow on the long-term well-being of Pobitora wildlife sanctuary.

The thoughtless exercise done without consulting the Forest authorities has caused floodwater to remain stagnant

People Complain About Bad Roads, Illegal Constructions, Encroachments...
New Delhi: The genie is out of the bottle and MCD is finding putting it back quite difficult. Perhaps, encouraged by the way Delhi Traffic Police has roped in people to get feedback and catch violators in Delhi, MCD decided to go on Facebook.

Land degradation, synonymous to desertification in arid, semi arid and sub-humid region, covers the processes adversely affecting productive capacity of land under different land use systems. Present paper reports the extent, type and severity of land degradation in south Asian countries.

This article summarizes the results of water productivity assessment in 10 river basins across Asia, Africa and South America, representing a range of agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. Intensive farming in the Asian basins gives much greater agricultural outputs and higher water productivity. Largely subsistence agriculture in Africa has significantly lower water productivity. There is very high intra-basin variability, which is attributed mainly to lack of inputs, and poor water and crop management.

JORHAT, Nov 28: Jorhat would soon be free from the menace of artificial flood and water logging.

KOCHI: Marking the next phase of election campaigning, the leading fronts in Kochi the LDF and the UDF have come up with manifestos for the polls to the Corporation.

KOCHI: South division is right in the middle of the city with more commercial space than residential area. Represented by K V P Krishnakumar the division is considered to be a solid UDF bastion. The division which was in the general category during last election, will be reserved for women in the coming elections.

Jorhat, Sept. 27: A large number of cattle has died from suspected pesticide poisoning in the Meleng-Boguriguri area under Teok revenue circle in Jorhat district in the past week.

Jorhat deputy commissioner R.C.

KOCHI: The Peoples Action Council, West Kochi, has flayed the authorities concerned for not taking steps to solve the waterlogging in the West Kochi area.