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Karnataka, Maharashtra setting up panel to manage floods in monsoon

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Karnataka and Maharashtra would set up a joint committee to manage floods in the Krishna river basin during the monsoon when heavy rains lash both states, an official said on Thursday.

“The joint committee will monitor and control floods if heavy rain water overflows in the Krishna river basin across the twin states to protect lives and property,” the official told IANS after state water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi met his Maharashtra counterpart Jayant Patil in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The committee will have the state-run Neeravari Nigam chief engineer and its superintendent as members from Karnataka and their counterparts from Maharashtra.

Heavy and widespread monsoon rains in August 2019 resulted in Krishna and Bheema rivers overflowing from Maharashtra and flooding Bagalkot, Vijapura and Belagavi districts, resulting in death and damage in the state’s northwest region.

“The committee will also ensure coordination between the two states to avoid flooding if the rivers and their tributaries turn spate due to heavy rains in their catchment areas,” said the official.

The two ministers also discussed the sharing of the Krishna water during summer and notifications of the Krishna Tribunal award for both the states.

“The states will urge the central government to notify the Krishna Tribunal Award at the earliest for using the upstream river water allocated to them along with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the downstream,” added the official.

Both the states will lead a joint delegation to the Centre after the Covid-19 crisis for gazette notification of the tribunal award.

Bagalakot, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadigiri districts in the state’s Deccan plateau face acute shortage of drinking water as they are in the country’s second most arid region after Rajasthan.

As one of the largest dams in Maharashtra’s south-west region, Koyana reservoir is located across its river at Mahabaleshwar in Satara district, while Ujjani dam is across Bhima, a tributary of Krishna river in Solapur district.

Though the 3-member tribunal, set up in April 1969 under the chairmanship of R.S. Bachawat to adjudicate the Krishna river water utilization among its basin states, gave its final verdict in May 1976, it was challenged by then undivided Andhra Pradesh for more allocation of the water.

As the second biggest river in peninsular India, the 1,300km Krishna river originates near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra and enters Karnataka after covering 303km and travels 480km in the southern state to cross into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh before joining the Bay of Bengal in the east.

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4.2-magnitude earthquake hits Delhi-NCR

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Earthquake. (Photo: IANS)

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit Delhi-NCR on Thursday night.

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake, with a depth of five km, had its epicentre near Alwar district in Rajasthan. It struck at 11.46 p.m.

The tremors prompted people to venture out of their homes in fear. No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far.

Earthquakes of less than five magnitude are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures.

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Light Rain started again in Mumbai

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Light Rain Started in some areas of Dream City Mumbai From Friday Morning. Because of this, People get relieved from heat. Due to Rain in Cold, Weather become Beautiful in Mumbai. It is said that, There will be Cloudy on Friday.

Mumbai recorded a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius on Thursday. It is being told that earlier on December 5, 2019, A temperature of 25.5 degrees Celsius was recorded.

The southeast is caused by the low-pressure weather system over the Arabian Sea and this has led to the formation of a weather system associated with the west coast. Due to which light rains are possible in Kerala along with Konkan.Light Rain started again in Mumbai

Light Rain Started in some areas of Dream City Mumbai From Friday Morning. Because of this, People get relieved from heat. Due to Rain in Cold, Weather become Beautiful in Mumbai. It is said that, There will be Cloudy on Friday.

Mumbai recorded a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius on Thursday. It is being told that earlier on December 5, 2019, A temperature of 25.5 degrees Celsius was recorded.

The southeast is caused by the low-pressure weather system over the Arabian Sea and this has led to the formation of a weather system associated with the west coast. Due to which light rains are possible in Kerala along with Konkan.

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Severe thunderstorm likely soon over Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore and Chittoor

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Severe-thunderstorm

One or two places over Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore and Chittoor districts in Andhra Pradesh are very likely to be pounded a severe thunderstorm within a few hours as cyclonic storm Nivar makes landfall, a Met official said on Wednesday.

“Severe thunderstorm very likely to occur at one or two places over Nellore and Chittoor districts within the next three hours,” said the official sharing the latest information collected at 9.50 p.m.

She said the thunderstorm will be accompanied by squally winds reaching up to 65 km per hour or more.

“It could be accompanied by heavy rainfall,” she added.

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