4 nations eye hydropower

Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan are to form two sub-regional alliances for cooperation in producing electricity from trans-boundary river waters and then sharing it for mutual benefit. Bangladesh and India will be common in both the alliances while Nepal and...

India, Nepal and Bangladesh Support Efficient Exploitation of Ganges

New Delhi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) India, Nepal and Bangladesh decided to join efforts to preserve Ganges river and use its waters in hydroelectric, agricultural and socioeconomic projects, reported today the Indian Ministries of Energy, Water Resources and Foreign...

Nepal, India & Bangladesh to make most of Ganga water, hydropower

According to a note prepared by the Ministries of Power, Water Resources and External Affairs, the Ganga Basin has tremendous potential for development of water resources and hydropower. In a significant development indicating a sub-regional strategic alliance, Nepal,...

In deep waters

South Asians share a common historical lineage, of revering and desecrating their rivers with equal impunity at the same time. No wonder, major rivers across the sub-continent are at various stages of neglect. Add legacy of failed institutions to this neglect and you...

Water availability shrinking fast in Pakistan: study

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), a grass-roots non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched a year-long campaign titled “Freedom of Rivers”, Chairperson PFF Mohammad Ali Shah told The News on Saturday. A comprehensive study prepared by the PFF for pragmatic...

Heavy monsoon rains displace thousands in BD

Satkhira—Heavy monsoon rains have caused several major rivers in Bangladesh to burst their banks, displacing thousands and affecting nearly a million people in all, according to the country’s Disaster Management Bureau (DMB). Read...