Mahanadi

03-04.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rs 5.88 crore okayed for new irrigation projects   The State Government has approved sanction of Rs 5.88 crore for canal from Goda to Kusmi and micro irrigation project under Mahanadi project in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district, officials informed.   The completion of projects would help irrigate Khatif crops cultivated in around 366 hectares of land.   A comprehensive and phased survey of more than 300 small irrigation projects for their full capacity utilization will be carried out in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The survey would be done for 1698 small irrigation projects , 766 anicuts , stop dams and 585 ... Read more

31.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh among 5 states asked to nominate representative   Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has issued notice under Rule 4 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Rules, 1959 to the State Governments of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra to nominate their representatives for adjudication of Mahanadi River Water Disputes latest by August 6, 2018.   The notice also mentioned that if no nominations were received by the due date, the case may be decided in the absence of any representation of State Government.   Earlier on the request of Government of Odisha made under Section 3 of Inter-State ... Read more

15.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi row must be ended politically, not legally   The Mahanadi, which is the most important river for Odisha, is an interstate river. The total catchment area of the Mahanadi basin is 141,600 square kilometers, of which 54% is in Chhattisgarh, 46% in Odisha. In the monsoon, the Mahanadi’s discharge is almost the same as that of the Ganges. In the dry season, however, the river becomes a narrow channel. Before the construction of the Hirakud Dam in 1953, the river used to be called the ‘sorrow of Odisha’ for causing massive floods.   The average inflow of the Mahanadi into the ... Read more

18.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi Dispute: Centre hands over ToR to tribunal chairman   The Centre shared the terms of reference (ToR) of the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) with its chairman and Supreme Court judge Justice A M Khanwilkar.   Union water resources secretary UP Singh handed over the ToR to the tribunal chairman in New Delhi.   According to an official statement, the tribunal chairperson was briefed by the Union secretary about the profile of Mahanadi, development of water resource projects by various states and dispute in sharing of its waters.   The Union secretary also informed that the Central government is taking all ... Read more

READ: Interlinking of Rivers

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam After Cauvery: A look at other inter-state water tussles   The Supreme Court on February 16 delivered its verdict on Cauvery river water sharing between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry, bringing an end to a decade-old case. However, the dispute can be considered settled only when the Cauvery Management Board comes into effect and the three States and the Union Territory amicably share the water among themselves even during stressful times such as a drought.   The ... Read more

Flood- CGPCS Mains

Flood and Drought Occurrence Drought Drought is a complex, slow-onset phenomenon of ecological challenge that affects people more than any other natural hazards by causing serious economic, social and environmental losses in both developing and developed countries. The period of unusual dryness (i.e. drought) is a normal feature of the climate and weather system in semi-arid and arid regions of the tropics, which covers more than one-third of the land surface and is vulnerable to drought and desertification. A drought is an extended period where water availability falls below the statistical requirements for a region. Drought is not a purely ... Read more

05.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Govt starts survey to link rivers   The Chhattisgarh Government has commenced survey work for river inter-linking projects in the State, officials informed.   The Government has approved Rs 36.55 crore as the budget  for taking up the survey work for three projects during financial year 2018-19.   A total of five river inter-linking projects had been prepared in the State,They are- Mahanadi-Tandula, Pairi-Mahanadi, Rehar-Atem, Ahiran-Kharang and Hasdeo-Kawai.   Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed that there would be total filling of water in all irrigation dams from river waters. The river-inter linking project is a task in ... Read more

22.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre okays setting up of tribunal for settling mahanadi water dispute   The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adjudication of dispute on Mahanadi River waters.   The Tribunal shall determine water sharing among basin States on the basis of the overall availability of water in the complete Mahanadi basin, contribution of each State, the present utilization of water resources in each State and the potential for future development.   It is expected that with adjudication of dispute by the Tribunal, the long-pending dispute between States of Odisha and Chhattisgarh on ... Read more

10.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

  CHHATTISGARH Over 2000 people play Shankh at Rajim Kumbh Mela to create world record   A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew ‘shankh’ (conch shells) together. Golden Book of World Records certified the record. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband’s Rajim.     INTERNATIONAL   ·        Intel sets a Guinness world record with 1,218 drones at 2018 Winter Olympic Games   The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones (unmanned ... Read more

26.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rajim kumbh to hold ‘river marathon’   The Chhattisgarh Government will be holding a ‘River Marathon’ event at the venue of Rajim Kumbh to spread the message of saving India’s rivers.   This year, the mega event of Rajim Kumbh (Kalp) Mela, starting on Jan 31 at confluence of Rivers- Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondhur, has been linked with the cause of  conservation of rivers and their cleanliness.   In the same sequence, River Marathon is also being held, wherein local citizens and people from villages near Triveni Sangam will be invited. In this marathon, people will take the pledge ... Read more