The UP Forest Corporation (UPFC) will start its eco-tourism initiative from Saifai Mahotsav. The corporation will set up a stall at the Mahotsav venue to publicise its initiative.

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the go-ahead for felling of 4,313 trees on the 76-km Taj Trapezium Zone stretch in Uttar Pradesh for the Dedicated Freight Corridor project by the railways, funded by the World Bank.

A bench of Justices D.K. Jain and Madan B. Lokur allowed the plea of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCI) after deliberations over the Forest Department’s definition of trees, as the bench had earlier sought clarification on whether saplings and trunks measuring four to five inches in diameter can be called trees.

A solar plant will be set up near the Taj Mahal to provide uninterrupted power supply to the heritage monument and areas around it.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday met Jan Satyagraha activists in Agra and signed an agreement committing that the government will draft a national land reforms policy with

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, has blamed the Delhi Government for the alarming pollution level in the Yamuna upstream of Agra. “Yamuna has been killed by Delhi”, Mr. Yadav said, speaking at a function for releasing the population figures of the Gangetic dolphin.

On the conclusion of the three-day “Save Ganga Save Dolphin” campaign on Sunday, Mr. Yadav expressed happiness that the number of the mammal had gone up from 600 in 2005 to 671 in 2012 in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the construction of the Agra-Lucknow expressway on the public-private partnership model.

Environmentalists want a cap imposed on the number of visitors to the Taj Mahal, the epitome of Mughal heritage, citing concerns on the growing industrial and vehicular pollution threatening the eq

LUCKNOW: More trouble seems to be in the offing for Torrent, the company engaged by UP Power Corporation Limited to distribute power in Agra.

Lucknow Uttar Pradesh’s tryst with power reforms seems to have boomeranged. Close on the heels of Coalgate, which has had the Central government scurrying for cover, a report by the state accountant general (AG) has alleged irregularities in the appointment of Torrent Power (TPL) as the power distribution franchisee (DF) for Agra.

The report also states that the appointment was done with complete disregard to the tendering procedure and has already caused a loss of R489.89 crore to the state exchequer in the first two years since the city was handed over to the company in 2010.

A combination of factors, including a skewed load generation balance across the regional grids, rampant grid indiscipline by northern states, depleted reliability margins on account of system outag