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The price of indifference

A Kashmiri shopkeeper waits for customers as he sit inside a flood water logged area in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photo: AFP The massive devastation, in terms of human lives and property, caused by unusually heavy early September downpours in India's ... Global Times, 3 hours ago
International Business Times India

Water, water everywhere, and only humans to blame

BNHS blames human intervention and reckless development along Kashmir's wetlands for floods in Valley As Jammu and Kashmir slowly starts limping back to normalcy, experts feel the worst floods to have hit the state in over 60 years may be manmade.
 Pune Mirror20 hours ago How an Ignored Warning Cost 200 Lives  International Business Times India4 days ago Jammu & Kashmir missing in CWC flood forecast list  The Hindu1 week ago Jammu Kashmir missing in CWC flood forecast list  Big News Network1 week ago

Altering nature is not sustainable

The decade-old effort by Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Government to push the river-interlinking project has invited its share of opposition from politicians and environmentalists. With the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet clearing the Ken-Betwa river linking ...
 Hindu Business Line2 days ago

New NBWL is just as toothless: Activists

As experts raise concerns, lawyer of city-based petitioner who challenged MoEF's faulty wildlife board to file rejoinder on formation of new NBWL While a brand new National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) was reconstituted by the Ministry of Environment ...
 Pune Mirror2 days ago Activists berate expertless NBWL  Pune Mirror1 month ago
Grist Magazine

Why the Kashmir floods have been so deadly

Junaid Rashid finally got his father on the phone onFriday. For the previoussix days, he had no idea if his family in Srinagar city was safe. Rashid's family and an estimated 600,000 others have been stranded in India's flooded Kashmir region for ...
 Grist Magazine4 days ago

It had 12 hours to save lives but state govt kept sleeping

The government's indifference towards disaster management and years of neglect were the main reasons for the havoc wreaked by floods in the Kashmir Valley that have claimed more than 200 lives, experts say. The Himalayan region is vulnerable to ...
 Hindustan Times5 days ago It had 12 hours to save lives, but state govt kept sleeping  Hindustan Times5 days ago
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Kashmir's sorrow

'For lakhs of people in the flood-afflicted state, battling against the elements is taking a huge toll. This is the time of the year that apples ripen, rice starts being harvested and preparations start in full swing to put aside some of the food stocks for the long winter months ahead.' 'At this moment, though, people there believe if they can succeed in coming out of this calamity in one piece they will have won the war,' says Rashme Sehgal. It is too early to make an estimation of the death ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago
All4Women

It's running out: 'tanker mafia' steal and kill for water

Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middle-class neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middle-class neighborhood: ...
 All4Women1 week ago Water Shortages Lead to 'Tanker Mafia' in India  Sudan Vision Daily1 week ago Water Shortages Lead to Tanker Mafia in India  Irrawaddy1 week ago Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia'  IBNLive India News1 week ago
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From Uttarakhand to Kashmir we are a disaster when it comes to disasters

The headline-grabbing event of the last couple of days — the mammoth floods in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) — confirms once again that disaster preparedness is just not there in our DNA. It was only a year ago that the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago From Uttarakhand to Kashmir, we are a disaster when it comes to disasters  Hindustan Times1 week ago

Frequent warnings about dangers of construction

More than five years ago, the J&K chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) had predicted widespread devastation due to natural disasters in the Valley. INTACH officials said the Omar Abdullah government had ...
 Indian Express1 week ago
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