Central Water Commission

  • Mathematical model coming up to forewarn of floods, landslides September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after the devastating deluge in Uttarakhand, Central Water Commission (CWC) is developing mathematical models to "quickly" assess the extent of damage landslides may cause in the Himalayan states of the country. These models would come in handy to forewarn residents of localities which fall in the vicinity...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Rains lash several parts of the state, many rivers in spate August 11, 2013

    Rains continued to occur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday as the monsoon remained normal over most parts of the state, particularly the eastern region. Many major rivers flowing through the state are in spate at a number of places, a Central Water Commission report said. Moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers...
  • Heavy rains lash UP, rivers remain above danger mark August 10, 2013

    Moderate to heavy rains and thundershowers lashed various parts of Uttar Pradesh as major rivers continued to flow above the danger mark. Sources at the Central Water Commission said Ganga continued to flow near the red mark at Fatehgarh, Kanpur and Gazipur while flowing above the danger mark at Ballia. Sharda at Palia Kalan, Ghaghra at...
  • Heavy rains lash major parts of the state, rivers in spate August 6, 2013

    Heavy rains and thundershowers today lashed Uttar Pradesh where major rivers are flowing above the danger level. Faizabad recorded maximum rainfall of 7 mm, followed by 6 mm each in Sultanpur, Phulpur, Lalganj and 5 mm in Bahraich. Central Water Commission officials said Ganga is flowing above the danger level at...
  • Irrigation scam: Central water panel writes to Maharashtra October 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The Central Water Commission has written to the state Water Resources Ministry asking it to furnish full details of all contracts (above Rs 1 crore) awarded in the 17 irrigation projects in Maharashtra that are partly funded by the Central government. The letter seeks details of works awarded, beginning...