Health of hydraulic structures in Nepal being assessed after quake

In the wake of the strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, action has been initiated to assess the health of hydraulic structures of the mountainous country on the rivers flowing into India, the Government said on Thursday.

Dams, reservoirs in Karnataka brim with rainwater

Dams and reservoirs in Karnataka are brimming with water after incessant rains over the last four days.

Activists oppose Centre's plans to build dams on Siang

Dam activists in Arunachal Pradesh have called the Centre's plans to build two massive dams on Siang river a case of "discrimination, imperialism and neo-colonialism".

India plans to build big dams over Brahmaputra: Bharti

In a bid to establish India's riparian rights over use of water from the transboundary Brahmaputra river, the Centre is planning a massive dam in Arunachal Pradesh, which would also help control floods in Assam and produce power.

Construction of three dams to end Delhi water woes: Govt

The construction of three dams in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh is likely to end the water woes of Delhi, government said on Thursday.

Farmers' body threaten stir opposing dams in Arunachal

Opposing the construction of Stage I and II Mega dams by NHPC and NEEPCO over the Siang river, the Siang Indigenous Farmers' Forum (SIFF) today threatened to launch an agitation if the projects are not scrapped immediately.

'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.

Technology for dams should not kill rivers: Uma Bharati

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Wednesday said that her ministry is not opposing construction of dams on rivers in the north east except that the technology should be safe and should not "kill" the river.

Dams have short life, rivers are eternal: Bharati

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today emphasised the need to ensure that the ecological flow of river is not hampered by construction of dams.

CPI plans all-party meet on Karnataka move to build check dams

 The CPI state unit today said it would take steps to organise an all-party protest against Karnataka's plans to construct check dams across the Cauvery river.

Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.

Over 670 dams in high-intensity seismic zones: Govt

Over 670 large dams across the country fall under high-intensity seismic zones, the government Wednesday said.

Alert people, officials before releasing dam waters: MP govt

Madhya Pradesh Government has asked authorities to provide prior information to officials concerned and people before releasing excess water from dams.

Karuna opposes AP CM`s remarks on check dams across Palar

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday opposed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu`s remarks on constructing check dams across Palar, saying it would affect three districts in Tamil Nadu dependent on the river for its drinking water needs.

Noisy scenes for 2nd day in Kerala Assembly over TN`s claim on dams

Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day on Thursday in the Assembly over Tamil Nadu`s claim on four dams located within the state, even as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy made it clear that these dams would continue to be part of Kerala.

Dams on Brahmaputra in China an aggression: Sangma tells PM Modi

The reported building of dams on the Brahmaputra in China was a "matter of serious concern" and any attempt to interfere with the river`s flow should be considered as an "act of aggression", NPP leader PA Sangma has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

MNS slams Tatkare for proposing release of water from dams in Nashik

The announcement by Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare on releasing water to Marathwada from dams in Nashik district has met with criticism not only from Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) but also from the minister`s own party NCP.

‘China has cleared three dam projects on Brahmaputra’

China has cleared three dam projects on Brahmaputra mainstream in Tibet, government said on Monday.

Maoists fuelling anti-dam protests in Northeast: BJP

The BJP on Friday alleged that Maoists were fuelling anti-dam protests across the country, mainly in the Northeast.

4,536 large dams without emergency action plan

Till September 2011, only eight states (or merely 4.06 percent) have prepared EAP for 192 large dams against 4728 large dams in 29 states.