Sarasvati River: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Union Water Ministry excavates an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj

The Union Water Ministry has  excavated an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) that linked the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The aim is to develop a newly discovered river as a potential groundwater recharge source. This “ancient buried river” is around 4 km wide, 45 km long and consisted of a 15-metre-thick layer buried ..

Agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project signed in New Delhi among 6 States

On January 11, an agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project was signed in New Delhi among 6 States – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Under the agreement, three storage projects are proposed to be constructed on the river Yamuna and two of its tributaries – Tons and Giri in the hilly ..

Haryana government approves projects to revive mythical Saraswati river

On 2nd January 2019, the Haryana government approved 11 projects for the rejuvenation of the mythical Saraswati river. The purpose of the projects is to revive the ancient Sarasvati river in the state and ensure regular flow of fresh water into it. These include the construction of Somb Saraswati barrage, Saraswati reservoir and Adi Badri ..

PM Modi inaugurats a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj

In Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj, which will carry 7.8 Cr litres sewage water per day to existing STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) at Salori, Kodra & Ponghat for treatment which earlier ended up in Ganga. He also laid the foundation stone for ..

Pakistan against India’s move to fill dam Nimoo-Bazgo dam

Pakistan is against India’s move to fill the Nimoo-Bazgo dam in Jammu and Kashmir, worrying it could slash Islamabad’s share of water from the Indus River. Nimoo-Bazgo is a hydro-electric project near Alachi village in Leh district. It has power generation capacity of 45 MW. As per an inquiry done by Water and Power Development Authority secretary ..

4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change: Study

As per a latest study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the 4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change. The study reveals that decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the collapse of ..