Critical stretches of rivers to be assessed to maintain environmental flow

The critical stretches of three rivers -- Ramganga, Mahanadi and Bharathapuzha -- will be assessed for maintaining the environmental flow, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Monday.

Anab Mehdi
Published on: 22 Oct 2019 4:07 AM GMT
Critical stretches of rivers to be assessed to maintain environmental flow
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New Delhi: The critical stretches of three rivers -- Ramganga, Mahanadi and Bharathapuzha -- will be assessed for maintaining the environmental flow, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Monday.

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This will jointly be done by India and the European Union (EU).

"E-Flows is for development of storage and flow diversion schemes in order to maintain the aquatic ecosystems in a healthy state and their sustainability. It is jointly assessed for critical stretches in 3 river basins - Ramganga, Mahanadi and Bharathapuzha," the minister said in a tweet.

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Ramganga is in Uttarakhand, while Mahanadi and Bharathapuzha are in Chhattisgarh and Odisha, and Kerala respectively.

"Inaugurated the International workshop on 'Environmental Flow Assessment & implementation for India'. Also released the Guidance document on environmental flows in rivers, produced under the India-EU #WaterPartnership @EU_in_India #EUIndiaEkSaath," Shekhawat said in another tweet.

Last year, the government came out with a notification to ensure that the environmental flow was maintained in the Ganga.

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(PTI)

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