This is an important study by the National Institute of Hydrology published in 2001 that examines cyclonic phenomenon in the country in general and Orissa in particular, and stresses the need for preparing a comprehensive plan for dealing with such disasters. It is based on investigations and research on the super cyclone in Orissa in October 1999.
National Institute of Hydrology
The document endeavoring a vision to "Mitigate and Remedy of Groundwater Arsenic Menace in India" gives a detailed outline emphasizing the gaps, focal areas of research, immediate measures to be taken up to provide arsenic safe potable water to the people in the arsenic vulnerable areas, other activities to be initiated for attaining a logical conclusion of the arsenic problem and also to develop
The state of Kerala in the southwestern corner of the Indian peninsula is climatically unique in many respects because of the impact of the Western Ghat Mountains. This results in a wide range of climates and the associated marked gradient in the annual total of rainfall which ranges from ~6000 mm at the crest of Western Ghat, to as low as 600 mm in the valley portion.
Existence of Lake Nainital has been a matter of debate in the last two decades, because it is the only source of drinking water to Nainital city, a famous tourist resort in northern India. In the tectonically