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Chitale Committee recommends measures for desiltation of river Ganga

Chitale Committee recommends measures for desiltation  of  river Ganga

New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) The Chitale Committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures including study of reach-wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide desilting activities and entrusting a technical institute to conduct sediment budget, morphological and flood routing studies that would examine and confirm the necessity of the de-silting of the reach under consideration. The committee was constituted in July 2016 by the Ministry of Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation under the chairmanship of Madhav Chitale. It was formed to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga from Bhimgauda in Uttarakhand to Farakka in West Bengal. According to a statement, the committee was asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the Ganga. The committee in its report said erosion, sediment transport and siltation were very complex phenomena. It was impossible to apply a "one-size-fits-all" approach to sediment management and control, because the issues involved were frequently regional specific. Local factors such as topography, river control structures, soil and water conservation measures, tree cover, and riparian land-use or land disturbance could have a large impact on sediment loads in rivers. River control structures such as reservoirs, soil conservation measures and sediment control programmes could cause downstream sediment loads to decrease, while factors like land disturbance could cause increased sediment loads. At the same time, indiscriminate de-siltation works might result into more harm to ecology and environment flow. There was a need to evolve guidelines, better broad principles, which should be kept in mind while planning and implementing de-silting works. The report also said that erosion, sediment transport and siltation in large rivers like Ganga were very complex phenomena and their estimation had inherent limitations and uncertainties. A reconnaissance of main river Ganga on Google earth map revealed that different reaches were in a dynamic equilibrium phase. Sedimentation was mainly seen downstream of Bhimgauda barrage and near the confluences of tributary rivers with Ganga. More UNI RBE SNU 2314

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Will stand shoulder to shoulder with Africa: Modi

Will stand shoulder to shoulder with Africa: Modi

Gandhinagar, May 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India will always stand by and support African countries in the long run for the progress and betterment of the latter.

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23 May 2017 | 2:41 PM
IAF Sukhoi goes missing near China border

IAF Sukhoi goes missing near China border

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Jet 30 with two crew members on board has gone missing near the China border, Defence sources said today.

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23 May 2017 | 4:12 PM
British police say 22, including children, killed in suicide attack at concert

British police say 22, including children, killed in suicide attack at concert

MANCHESTER, England, May 23 (Reuters) British police said 22 people including some children were killed in a suicide attack carried out by one man after a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

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23 May 2017 | 3:00 PM
President strongly condemns blast in Manchester, UK

President strongly condemns blast in Manchester, UK

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) President Pranab Mukherjee today strongly condemned the blast in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

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23 May 2017 | 2:45 PM

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack - defence officials

KABUL, May 23 (Reuters) Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defence officials said today.

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23 May 2017 | 2:29 PM
21st century would not be Asia's alone but belong to Africa also: Jaitley

21st century would not be Asia's alone but belong to Africa also: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 23 (UNI) Stating that the African nations are transforming rapidly despite sluggish global economic scenario, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said 21st century would not be Asia's alone but would belong to both Asia and Africa.

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23 May 2017 | 1:52 PM
Delhi MCD bypoll: Setback for BJP as AAP, Cong win bypolls from Maujpur, Sarai Pipal Thala wards

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New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) In a setback for the BJP, which secured a huge victory in the recent polls to the three Municipal corporations in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress secured a victory in the bypolls for the Maujpur and the Sarai Pipal Thala wards respectively.

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23 May 2017 | 2:38 PM
Amarinder urges farmers not to resort to suicide

Amarinder urges farmers not to resort to suicide

23 May 2017 | 4:26 PM

Chandigarh, May 23 (UNI) Promising early waiver of their debts, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today assured the farmers that his government would not backtrack on its promise, and urged them not to resort to suicide as the higher-powered committee set up to work out the waiver modalities was on the job in right earnest.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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