The government has maintained that it would study the Supreme Court's ruling on hydel projects

At a time when the Uttarakhand government has launched a campaign to highlight its achievements in the media, the hydropower sector, a key growth driver in the hill state, has virtually been put on the backburner.

Power producers have sought more representation of the industry in the committee set up by the government to assess the impact of Uttarakhand’s two dozen hydropower projects on the ecology of the h

‘Muck removed from the barrage is being deposited near Alaknanda’

Dehradun: Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited’s 400-MW Vishnuprayag hydro-power project that incurred much damage during the mid-June deluge is flouting environmental norms by depositing muck on the riverside, say environmentalists.

The environment ministry has set up an expert group, as mandated by the Supreme Court, to determine whether hydropower projects along Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers and their tributaries contribut

Sometime due to major accident and leakage the situation become worst for the nearby peoples. Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple located at the latitude of 30.73 and the longitude of 79.06. This region is seismically and ecologically very sensitive and delicate, even a minute changes (anthropogenic or natural) can create a dangerous disaster. A natural hazardous has been happened in Kedarnath valley due to torrential rainfall during 16 and 17 June 2013.

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand high court on Monday banned all construction activity within 200 metres of all rivers in the state — including the Ganga and its tributaries such as the Alaknanda, Bhagira

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/08/2013 regarding ecological and environmental disaster that occurred in the State of Uttarakhand and massive constructions and projects raised on the various hills of the State of Uttarakhand.

Ministry of Environment and Forests directed to constitute an expert body to make detailed study

The Supreme Court has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the State of Uttarakhand not to grant any further environmental clearance or forest clearance for any hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand until further orders.

Deeply concerned about the recent tragedy in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered fresh environment impact assessment of 24 hydro-electric projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers a

Expressing “deep concern” over the recent tragedy caused by floods and landslides in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre and the state government not to clear any hydroelectric