During monsoon season, some States do get lots of flood water and Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of those States making headlines these days. Sometime back, there was a plan in the State of UP to tap the ranging rivers flowing from Nepal during the monsoon to generate hydro power.
According to various media reports, at least six
rivers including Sharda, Rapti and Kuano, flowing from Nepal to the
low lands on the Indo-Nepal border between the Gangetic Plain and the
Himalayas and eastern U.P. have been causing havoc in the past many
years during the monsoons.
As a result of these floods, major destructions are
caused to crops, livestock and human lives especially in Bahraich,
Kheri, Gorakhpur, Balrampur, Basti, Barabanki and Gonda. Concerned
officials in U.P. in the past have initiated some action for storing
these flood waters for generating electricity by constructing
Since this is a problem that is going on for years
and may continue in the future as well, preventive measures should be
taken well in time. Therefore, efforts should be on to efficiently
divert the flood water for generating electricity on a fast pace
which will result in a win win situation for the State.
U.P. there are also other States which are greatly effected by
recurring floods on an year by year basis. A special task force may
be created to find out ways and means of tackling this flood water
issue for different States and one of the best options is by
diverting these waters for creating electricity.
Researchers can also do well to find out better
options as to how to quickly transfer the excess of flood water to
steam which could generate electricity on a fast paced mode. Flood
water is not only a problem for India but many other countries are
also facing this challenge regularly and therefore any nice
breakthrough of generating electricity through excess of flood waters
would prove to be a blessing for mankind in the years to
Debates need to be initiated by involving experts as to
how best to tackle the above issue which is a recurring problem faced
by some States in the country.