The state has an estimated potential of 3,000 megawatts (Mw), largely untapped as far as micro and mini hydel projects are concerned. Only 170 Mw of small hydro projects have been installed.

Uttar Pradesh has refused to give no objection certificate to some irrigation projects in Uttarakhand

The state said it would create new solid waste management systems at a cost of Rs 829.66 cr

Says our govnt will bring a separate policy for the allotment of small hydel projects with a capacity of one to two Mw

People with an annual income of more than Rs 5 lakh will not be entitled to the benefits of the food security scheme in Uttarakhand, a senior government official said here.

Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB), in 2004, prepared the "state of the environment report" that dealt with the most important environmental issues such as state planning, and a separate environment policy. The development planning processes need to integrate environmental considerations and concepts of sustainability, in order to become truly responsive to people's needs, while preserving the environment, said C V S Negi, former member-secretary of UEPPCB, during whose tenure, the "state of the environment report"

New Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti is known for her tirade against hydro power projects in eco-sensitive regions

Last year, the government had decided to set up a water regulatory commission to decide the tariffs of water

In a setback to Coca-Cola and UltraTech Cement, which are setting up plants in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has declared that he is not focusing on industrialisation.

With a draft industrial policy for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) being fine-tuned and the Centre extending a capital subsidy scheme, the Uttarakhand government is getting ready to set