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Parched soil

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2006
The province of Balochistan and parts of Sindh province of Pakistan are in the grip of a drought. This is likely to affect cotton, rice and sugarcane crops, the mainstay of the country's agrarian economy.

Once upon a town

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2005
Submerged Town Argentina The Argentine town of Federacin used to stand about five kilometres south of where it does today. In 1979, a massive dam was built across the Uruguay River; Federacin was evacuated and rebuilt. New Federacin now sits on the shores of the giant reservoir that contains the submerged traces of its former self. Observers have noted that people in the town were so traumatised by the move that over a decade of "mourning" was needed. During that time, few cultural activities took place.

Arunachal sealed

Author(s): TONGAM RINA
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2005
the Arunachal Pradesh (ap) government has decided not to undertake or allow construction of any new reservoir-based mega-dams in the state, chief minister Geogang Apang announced at the National Development Council meeting at Delhi, held on June 27-28 2005.

Is it the end?

Author(s): C Ramachandraiah
Issue Date: Feb 15, 2004
Untrammeled urbanisation has put paid to many water bodies in Hyderabad. The latest victims are the Osmansagar and Himayatsagar reservoirs. These human-made lakes have supplied the bulk of the city's water needs for nearly eight decades. In 2002, Hyderabad received about 45 million gallons of water each day from Himayatsagar and Osmansagar. But last year, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board could not draw any water from them.

In search of the missing

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2003
'One' Pangi Budra is the subject of a land acquisition notice dated 1954. A bit of his life can be reconstructed. The rest is conjecture.

River politics: Krishna changes course

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2003
The Krishna river waters have changed course. They are suddenly flowing in the reverse direction, from the lower riparian state of Karnataka to Maharashtra which is an upper riparian state. But the water is bypassing Andhra Pradesh even though it falls in the way.

Teesta dams: A recipe for disaster?

Author(s): Arunayan Sharma
Issue Date: Feb 15, 2003
Take some sand in a glass container; fill it with water. Shake the container. The water and sand become a single fluid mass. Now imagine a highly populated town standing on this material. You can't even imagine what will happen when an earthquake strikes . Once you know this, how would you react if told that we are awaiting a similar fate in north West Bengal's sub-Himalayan ranges?

MP government to net in fisherfolk's body

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2003
the future of the Tawa Matsya Sangh (tms), Madhya Pradesh's highly acclaimed federation of fisherfolk cooperatives, is at stake. The Madhya Pradesh (mp) government is contemplating taking over the management of the Hoshangabad-based body.

Water wonder

Author(s): Jai Nagda
Issue Date: Feb 15, 2002
that Taj Mahal is by far the most exquisite example of Mughal architectural marvel, goes without saying. But some lesser-known wonders exhibit the more pragmatic side of the structural skills of these rulers. Khooni bhandara, an underground water management system, tucked away in the historical city of Burhanpur in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh is one such instance.

Out of site

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2002
it's a catch-22 situation. Although the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (tnpcb) wants local bodies to compost their waste, there is a problem of giving them the right place. A recent casualty is the much-touted Alandur municipality's waste-to-manure compost project.
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