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Flows of India

Flows of India

“More than one-half of the world’s major rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning the surrounding ecosystems, thus threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend upon them for irrigation, drinking, and industrial water.” – Ismail Serageldin,Chairman of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century. My perspective of looking …

Have A Bath In The Sacred Yamuna!

The Yamuna, which is the principal tributary of the Ganges, runs almost 1400 km through the states of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, before it meets the Ganges at Allahabad. It also creates physical state borders between Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal and further down, between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Along with its …

The Narmada “Life Line of Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat”

If rivers could be rated according to grace, the Narmada would be the strongest contender. The river runs a rather picturesque course from its point of origin, to where it meets the sea. The watershed of the Amarkantak Plateau where the Narmada begins its journey also feeds the Sone River. While the former flows westwards …

Flora and Fauna

Human beings are perhaps the first species to be prolific enough to have threatened their existence by destroying the very ecosystem that supports them. The very importance of rivers as a source of potable water is apparent; so is the fact that most of them are so polluted that they can barely sustain life. While …

Floods and Flood Plains

A. flood is a consequence of many factors. The vagaries of nature and human avarice are equally responsible for the devastation caused by floods. In theory, flooding occurs when the volume of water within a water body exceeds the carrying capacity of its channel. When the embankment is inundated with this excessive volume of water, …