Dibang Hydropower Project, which was approved by the Central Government recently, is India’s largest-ever hydropower project. This multipurpose project is being set up close to China’s border on the Dibang River, in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Dibang Valley District. Notably, it ..
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What are Hydrocracies, Hubris and Hazardscapes, the man-made factors that lead to floods in Brahmaputra?
Floods are perennial problems of the North Eastern States. The flood situation due to Brahmaputra river keeps affecting more than 40 lakh residents in Assam. Brahmaputra Floods Due to floods in Brahmaputra river, tea plantations get hit, more than 100 ..
The number of migratory birds arriving to Mandagadde bird sanctuary has reduced due to the construction of Tunga dam. Highlights Earlier around 10,000 migratory birds would arrive at the Mandagadde bird sanctuary in July 2020 and go back in December ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
The incidence of seismic activity near dams and the government’s preparations to tackle them were recently discussed in the Lok Sabha. Reservoir-induced Seismicity It is a type of induced seismicity- a phenomenon of earthquake triggered by large dams. When the ..
One of the projects inaugurated during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan was the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant which has been built on the Mangdechhu river in the Trongsa Dzongkhag district of Bhutan. What is the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant ..
The Central Government has introduced the Dam Safety Bill in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Currently, there are over 293 dams in our country which are more than 100 years old. The bill aims to look ..