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by Katare
17 Jan 2003 06:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

If Bangladesh refuses to cooperate, how do you physically transfer the surplus Brahmaputra water to the Ganga? Siliguri corridor is too narrow to dig wide canals etc. Rajeev, Why do you think it’s too narrow for a couple of hundred-foot canal/tunnel? Brahmaputra enters B’desh close to the border of...
by Katare
17 Jan 2003 05:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Role of armed helicopters in army operations
Replies: 107
Views: 45827

Re: Role of armed helicopters in army operations

I have hard time understanding and gauging the importance and effectiveness of attack helos in direct combat with any kind of land formation, with or without air cover. Although they are so handy for logistics and brass/elite movement but how can a inherently bulky, noisy, low flying, slow speed mac...
by Katare
06 Jan 2003 01:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Good information on project – Suresh Prabhu is making some progress Timetable – Total 30 links (several other links are alternatives) Feasibility study – Completed by 2005 (Already completed for 6 links) Detailed project reports – Completed by 2006 (Already started for 6 completed feasibility studie...
by Katare
29 Dec 2002 03:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Anirban, Good information thanks! About farakka treaty with Bangladesh – It’s treaty for dry season (Jan 1st to May 31st), normal Mansoon hits Kerala on 1st of June, each year and reaches Northern India/Himalayas on mid/end June. You can see the flow starts increasing at farakka after April. From th...
by Katare
28 Dec 2002 01:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Kautilaya, We have a serious problem of water shortage in most parts of India, rain harvesting by old ways could be a great partial solution (and should not be discounted because of interlinking) in the areas where we get enough rain. Water table could be raised to a more and easily exploitable leve...
by Katare
28 Dec 2002 00:00
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Some questions: a) Is it essential to link the rivers through a canal system? Why arent pipelines being considered? J karthik, The magnitude of the water they are going to divert is too big to consider pipelines (without compressors/water tower) for main links. Also for smaller canals you need flex...
by Katare
27 Dec 2002 22:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Anirban, Thanks! For finding that good information (Rajya sabha), I found couple of new things that I didn’t count before. Well, The doubts/counter arguments you are bringing are not new (or baseless/incorrect for that matter) and this project was not implemented/started yet partially because of sam...
by Katare
27 Dec 2002 01:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Manavendra, Water leakage and subsequent marshing of the surrounding land are real issues with most dam and canal projects. They can be avoided by right alignment and waterproofing. If canal follows natural gravity slope (read fast flow) and passes through the deepest land there would be very few ch...
by Katare
26 Dec 2002 23:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 54944

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Anirban, I can answer 4 of your questions- 1. Has there been any cost-benefit analysis of the entire system? That’s exactly what they are doing for last several decades, Ain't they? Cost – Total cost – 5,60,000 corer (will easily qualify as world’s largest project ever) Benefits – Total hydropower g...

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