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  • 3 Aug 2019- 13:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Space Daily After a request by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), China has provided India with satellite data to aid the flood relief efforts currently underway in India's flood-hit regions, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi said on
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Standard News India extracts more groundwater than the United States and China together, a Water Resource Ministry official said on Friday, adding that some states are extracting more groundwater than there is recharge. "Groundwater
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government is releasing $124 million USD for drinking water facilities in drought-stricken areas of the country. Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water Chaudhary Birender Singh noted
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The $1.18 billion USD Ken-Betwa river linking project-- which aims to irrigate 600,000 hectares of land and provide drinking water to 1.34 million people in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states-- will be an ecological disaster, India
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has issued further directives aimed at cleaning up and protecting the Ganges River in Uttarakhand state. The 150-page order directed the state government to treat the area 100 meters from the middle of
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 25 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government has approved a $60 million USD project to increase the water-carrying capacity of the Jhelum River, which originates in Indian-administered Kashmir and flows into Pakistan. The project involves dredging the Jhelum
  • 11 May 2015- 10:13 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Economic Times Dams located in states bordering Nepal did not suffer any damage due to the recent earthquake, the Central Water Commission (CWC) said over the weekend. An inspection was conducted to check any damages to the dams in the wake of
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on February 17th on the environmental consequences of six proposed hydropower projects in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The high court had suspended the six projects--
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Pakistan and India on September 22 started four-day talks on water-sharing.   A six-member Pakistani delegation of the Indus Water Commission traveled to the Indian capital, New Delhi, on September 21. In their first negotiations this
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Climate change in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia is causing glaciers to melt at alarming rates, producing glacial lakes that could easily burst through natural earthen dams and cause extensive flooding, according to the
  • India's draft 12th Five-Year Plan, released last week, includes a set of measures to improve water use efficiency in industrial activities. The proposed measures include regular water audits, mandatory corporate disclosure of water usage and higher charges for water use and incentives for conservation.
  • 1 May 2012- 09:55 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Eurasia Review Full Story- Environmentalists and scientists have urged India and Pakistan to free the world’s highest battleground‎ of Himalayan Siachen glaciers from military forces to avoid devastating ecological disasters. “From human and

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