Alaknanda River Current Affairs, GK & News

The Alaknanda, a Himalayan river flowing in Uttarakhand, is one of the two headstreams of River Ganga. It originates from Satopanth glacier and meets Nandakini in Nandaprayag, Pindar at Karnaprayag, Mandakini in Rudraprayag and Bhagirathi at Devprayag. Thereafter, it is known as Ganga, which flows to Rishikesh and Haridwar. Flash flood and landslide in the Rishi Ganga and Dhauli Ganga caused Alaknanda in Devprayag to become muddied.

Chamoli tragedy: Glacial Breach Triggered Floods

An avalanche and flash floods triggered in Alaknanda river in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand following a glacial breach. Highlights Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is investigating the matter. SASE works under the nodal head Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Exact reason for the flooding is not yet known. Experts points that, this avalanche ..

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Ganga authority meeting reached no conclusion on power project

No decision could be reached during the National Ganga River Basin Authority’s inter-Ministerial group meet on the disputative issue of the under-construction hydro-electric project on the Alaknanda at Srinagar in Uttarakhand. People campaigning against the construction of the project want the project to be stopped as they see it detrimental to river Ganga. There is also ..

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