Eastern Himalayas

UP's Banda exemplifies water conservation efforts
News this week Posted on 05 Mar, 2020 02:00 PM

Limca Book of Records recognises UP's Banda for water conservation efforts

Local women and men engaged in digging trenches (Source: IWP Flickr photos). Pic for representation only
Experts say cold desert regions need special attention
Desertification at high altitudes increasing due to melting of glaciers, causing concern and a push to devise preventive adapation strategies. Posted on 06 Sep, 2019 10:38 AM

Greater Noida, September 5 (India Science Wire): Degradation of land, which leads to the process of desertification, is not limited to arid and semi-arid areas but is also visible in high altitude regions that get very little rainfall and are known as cold deserts.

A view of cold desert in Ladakh (Photo: Annu Anand)
Hydropower in the Himalayas: Potential and risks
Study highlights significant hydropower opportunities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Posted on 21 Aug, 2019 11:01 PM

Worldwide, the demand for energy has risen significantly and quickly, leading to serious impacts on environmental sustainability and hindering global efforts to mitigate climate change. Hydropower, a leading renewable option has the additional benefits of water storage for agriculture and other uses.

Hydel project near Kullu (Image: Nadir Hashmi, Flickr Commons)
Himalayan states call for green bonus and a separate ministry
News this week Posted on 31 Jul, 2019 05:35 PM

Himalayan states demand green bonus and separate ministry from Centre

The Himalayas (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India witnesses second driest pre-monsoon spell in 65 years
News this week Posted on 04 Jun, 2019 09:22 PM

India's water situation alarming

India witnesses the second driest pre-monsoon spell (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Could the water towers of Asia be drying up soon?
As climate change and urbanisation threaten water security in the HKH region, there is an urgent need for good water governance. Posted on 24 Mar, 2019 11:03 AM

The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) cover 3500 kms across eight countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.

A view of the Himalayas. (Source: IWP Flickr photos--photo for representation purpose only)
Out of 41 study points, the Ganga clean at only one
News this week Posted on 26 Dec, 2018 02:59 PM

Out of 41 study points, the Ganga clean only at the Haridwar barrage location: CPCB

Ganga river at Kachla, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Maintain minimum flow in the Ganga river: Centre
Policy matters this week Posted on 16 Oct, 2018 12:57 PM

Centre notifies minimum e-flow for the Ganga river

Ganga river at Kaudiyala (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Himalayan springs drying up: Niti Ayog
News this week Posted on 29 Aug, 2018 09:43 AM

Nearly 30 percent of springs in the Himalayas are drying up: Niti Ayog

Many springs in the Himalayas have reduced discharge. (Source: India Water Portal)
ACT one: Anti-dam, pro-people
Along with protesting against dams, the ACT leaders are leading by example and showing people of Sikkim more constructive ways to live. Posted on 23 Apr, 2018 02:22 PM

Tenzing Lepcha, the lead activist of Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT), is proud of his work in the last year. “All this was overgrown,” he says pointing at the orderly farm.

Tenzing Lepcha sits at the hearth of his farmstay. (Pic courtesy: Chicu)