Water for Kumbh snan to affect supply to Delhi and UP
Ajay Singh | April 9, 2010
Giving in to unrelenting pressure from seers congregated at the banks of Haridwar for Mahakumbh 2010, the Uttarakhand government has finally released the water from the Tehri hydel power project ahead of the Shahi Snan on April 14.
While the released water would ensure that Mahants, saints, their supporters and million others have their 'holy dip' in the brimming Ganga, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other neighbouring states would have to live with a 'dip' in their supply of water for drinking and irrigation this summer.
The Tehri project accounts for 30% of Delhi’s drinking water and 40% of UP’s irrigation water supply.
Akhil Bhartiya Akhand Parishad, the chief organizing body of the mega congregation, had issued on March 26 an ultimatum to the Uttarakhand chief minister to scrap all the hydel projects or face a walkout of the all the holy men before the Shahi Snan.
Meanwhile, the top brass of the BJP, including party veteran L K Advani, former president Rajnath Singh and senior leader Arun Jaitely, has been making a beeline for Haridwar to seek the blessings of seers and saints.
India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including
Close to 48 lakh migrant labourers have been able to reach home from the cities they were working in, as the Indian Railways have run a total of 3,543 “Sharmik Special” trains from May 1. Following the home ministry order regarding the movement by special trains of migrant worker
Before the novel coronavirus hit it, Mumbai about 10-12 lakh labourers from elsewhere had made it their home. The figure for the state of Maharashtra was another 18-20 lakh. As the pandemic spread and the Maximum City emerged as the worst-hit place in India, all economic activities came to an end, and with
For the rest of the world, it is not easy to understand China when it comes to politics or economics. Under pressure from the international community, it has accepted to open the country for a “comprehensive” probe into the origin of the deadly coronavirus. But it is not clear whether the Asian
Even as humanitarian support is pouring in to help distressed migrants amid Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, civil society organizations and NGOs are working for sanitation of community toilets which have become breeding source of virus infection. Every community toilet has 20 seats. Each
India, completing about two months of lockdown to protect against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, has made good use of the time to improve health infrastructure, the government has said. Countering media reports “about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implem