Centre to spend Rs 5 lakh crore on developing waterways: Nitin Gadkari

The Centre is planning to spend Rs five lakh crore in the next 10 years on developing waterways in the country, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Wednesday.

Glaciers in Brahmaputra basin may reduce alarmingly: Study

Glaciers in the upstream basin of the Brahmaputra, a 2,900-km-long river that originates from Tibet and flows into the Bay of Bengal, are likely to reduce alarmingly by the middle of the 21st century, according to an international body which also warned that the overall flow in the river was likely to increase.

'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'
'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

 If all the large dams proposed by China on rivers within Tibet begin operations, the Brahmaputra river will never be the same again, warns a Canadian environmentalist who has done extensive research on the subject.

Mission 'Clean Brahmpautra' launched in Guwahati

 An initiative called 'Mission Clean Brahmaputra' was launched here on Sunday to keep the river clean for a better habitat of aquatic animals and for a greater benefit of the people.

In last 6 yrs, floods claimed 14,000 lives, caused damage of Rs 1 lakh crore: Report

Floods in the last six years have claimed around 14,000 lives and also caused damages to the tune of Rs 1,03,841 crore to crops, cattle and public utilities, a Parliamentary Panel report said.

Next meeting of Brahmaputra Board to be held in Shillong

Stressing the need for a detailed water mapping of the Northeast, Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati on Tuesday said that she would be holding the next meeting of the Brahmaputra Board in Shillong.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation: China media

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet`s biggest ever hydropower project, state-run media reported, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

China partly starts largest hydro project on Brahmaputra
China partly starts largest hydro project on Brahmaputra

China on Sunday partly commissioned its largest hydropower station in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, that could restrict the flow of water in the major river in the riparian regions in India and Bangladesh.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam reopens

 Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Central Assam's Morigaon district with a dense population of the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros reopened for tourists today after a routine closure of four months during the monsoons.

Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods
Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods

Over 12 lakh people have been affected in floods in 16 districts of Assam. Many rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, continue to flow above the danger level, the authorities said on Wednesday.

Assam: Brahmaputra flowing close to danger mark

River Brahmaputra in Assam was flowing in high flood situation, the government said today after monitoring the latest recordings.

Over 4 lakh affected by Assam floods

A man and a child were killed even as over four lakh people continued to reel under floods caused by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in Assam, an official said Tuesday.

Assam flood situation critical

The flood situation in Assam turned critical today with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising alarmingly in Upper and Central Assam districts.

Plying of boats on Brahmaputra temporarily suspended

Inland Water Transport (IWT) department has temporarily suspended plying of any boat, both mechanised or manual, on Brahmaputra from today due to the rising of water level of the river in Assam capital.

Assam floods: Eviction drive continues for third day

The massive eviction drive to clear the water routes and wetlands in the state capital continued for the third consecutive on Wednesday as 88 houses were demolished at different places.

India agrees deal with China for flood data on Brahmaputra

India will pay China over Rs 82 lakh annually for crucial flood data of the Brahmaputra to improve flood forecasting even as the two sides agreed to allow their water experts to conduct study tours on both sides of the river which originates in Tibet.

How Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta formed

Researchers have presented a new understanding of how this mega-delta, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, came together over the past 10,000 years.

Bogibeel Bridge: Challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra

Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country`s longest rail-cum-road bridge, is facing numerous challenges which have made the progress of work slow.

Water level in Ganga, Brahmaputra to increase till 2050: Study

A new study has revealed that water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades.

Water supply in Ganga, Brahmaputra will increase: Research

Despite the retreating of glaciers in Himalayas, water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades, a new study said.