Rivers of sorrow To dam is to be damned AJ Philip Depression is what I have been suffering from for the last few days. Every time I watch television or open my Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, I see images that haunt me. The most captivating image I saw was taken by a photographer of the New Indian Express. It showed a man with a cot on his head trying to cross a bridge which is about to be washed away by the surging flood waters. Floods do not have an epicentre, only earthquakes have it. If the floods in Kerala had anRead More →

The death toll continues to rise in Kerala due to floods in different parts of the state triggered by  heavy rainfall. So far as many as 100 persons lost their lives while 1.67 Lakh shifted to relief camps due to heavy rains since August 8. People in different areas are crying for help as they are stranded in different places due to non availability of bus and train services  and as Kochi airport also closed. Meanwhile the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM inquired about the flood situation. In many places, the rains continue to remain strong and thereforeRead More →

Rape of Mountains Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has exposed the state government preparedness to deal with the serious situation like heavy rainfall in last 48 hours.  The disaster management seems to be an alien concept during the crisis here. The unplanned construction all along the roads on the national,  state highways and  internal roads in the state is one of the main reason for the much damages in the state. The construction, carpeting and widening of the roads are very important for the development of the people of the state, but the way it’s happening is beyond repairs. We all have to work seriously toRead More →

The Bhakra Beas Management Board(BBMB) today informed that it has successfully carried out the flushing operation of sediments deposited in reservoir of Pandoh Dam. This flushing operation would restore water storage capacity of reservoir and in turn would also reduce the silt entering into the balancing reservoir at Sundernagar. The BBMB  the Chairman, D.K. Sharma,  supervised the whole operation with his team on 13th and 14th August. The sediments get accumulated at the bottom of the reservoir due to the inflow of rainwater into the reservoir dam and reduce its storage capacity. The warning was issued for people living in the downstream of the dam before carrying outRead More →

As many as 16 persons were killed while 6 national highways and 930 other roads including state and internal closed due to heavy rainfall and landslides in Himachal Pradesh since last night. The state has suffered an estimated loss of Rs 775 Crore and has released Rs 90 relief funds. All trains on Kalka-Shimla route were suspended as the tracks reportedly suffered damages in many places due to the landslide. The worst affected district include Kullu, Solan, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti. Check the Video link below Social media user-generated content Below the CM Jairam Thakur providing details हिमाचल में भारी बारिश से हुए नुक्सान को लेकरRead More →

Subhash Jolly captured Periyar river as its water level reduced at Ernaculam in Kerala today. Incidentally this place also hold significance because Art of Living Ashram situated on the bank of river here. It may recalled that  the heavy flow of Periyar due to heavy rain has caused much devastation. Please follow and like us:Read More →

Vinod Kumar Gupta Chandigarh, August 7 The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was able to meet the power requirement and peak demand of the state this year as it had managed to arrange power from other sources despite the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shortage projections, claimed the PSPCL CMD Baldev Singh Sran today. Giving details the PSPCL CMD Sran said that the PSPCL met record maximum ever demand of 12542 MW on July 24  and also supplied record 2,749 lakh units on August 4 despite a shortfall in availability of hydro power in the state. The Central Electricity Authority in its load generation balancing report (LGBR) for the year 2018-19 has projected that PunjabRead More →