India News - Floods

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August 14, 2015
Creaking cities and vanishing ecosystems: The case of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
An ecosystems-approach based on an understanding of the importance and contribution of ecosystem services is needed if both urban and peri-urban areas are to be developed sustainably and inclusively.
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July 11, 2015
What are the odds of a dam burst?
The recent earthquake in Nepal has pointed fingers yet again at the much neglected area of dam safety. Will that push India to put in place a comprehensive law that addresses this?
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April 25, 2015
An intimate relationship: how rivers, humans and animals coexist
Most people believe that human needs should not be included while assessing the environmental flows for a river. Here is why they are wrong.
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March 3, 2015
Unseasonal rains damage crops worth Rs 10,000 crore
Crop loss could be to the extent of up to 20 per cent of total production in northern and central states
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September 18, 2014
The benevolence of a flood
Floods are generally considered damaging but this story is one where the farmers of Bihar willingly invited a flood to bless their fields!