The Uttarakhand Government on Monday decided to raise a battalion of the State Disaster Response Force on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force.

Announcing this here the Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the SDRF would comprise of volunteers below the age of 40 from the PAC and other State police agencies.

It’s high time we paid attention to natural resources along with science-based socio-economic development, says Chief Minister

Against the backdrop of the recent disaster in the State followed by criticism of its development approach, the Uttarakhand government has decided to generate data for Gross Environment Product (GEP) along with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to monitor the state of natural resources and measure overall growth in the country.

Villagers hit by floods and landslips raised antigovernment slogans as Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat landed at the Rudraprayag helipad on Wedn

Eight more persons, among them a sant, were killed and a sadhvi went missing after another bout of cloudbursts in three remote villages of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Sunday.

This took the number of those killed over the past few days in flash floods and landslips to 46. About 25 more people are still feared buried under debris. Five persons, including three women, were killed as a flash flood and hillside debris hit village Kiroda around 2.30 am, as one house was completely devastated and agricultural fields destroyed.

Heart-wrenching scenes witnessed in Gangori, which bore the brunt of nature’s fury

Thirty one people were killed in the flash floods in Uttarakhand on Saturday and at least six missing from Gangori, which bore the brunt of nature’s fury. Heart-wrenching scenes were witnessed at Gangori, where the maximum number of deaths were reported, with relatives and villagers crying for help. Efforts were on to move about 700 Char Dham pilgrims stranded at various places to safer spots on foot, as the roads were completely damaged and the hostile weather was not allowing airlifting of the people.

They demand resumption of work on power projects in Uttarakhand by May 20

Three Padma Shri awardees on Friday threatened begin a fast from May 21 if the government did not resume work on power projects in Uttarakhand by May 20. The announcement has become all the more important as several women on dharna at the Vishnugad–Pipalkoti project site have threatened self-immolation if work is not resumed immediately.

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