A study commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has called for re-appraisal of 24 proposed hydro-electric projects in Uttarakhand.

DEHRA DUN, 17 JUNE: Ahead of the seers' protest in New Delhi tomorrow over the conservation of River Ganga, a three-member Central team today made an assessment of the controversial 330 Megawatt Al

As the government battles to save hydro-electric projects along the upper reaches of the Ganga from stiff opposition of religious activists, scientists from the National Environmental Engineering R

A study by the National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI) claiming that water in the Ganga has unique “anti-bacterial” properties has put a question mark on at least three important hydel

Prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), the report flashes a red light with regard to the hydroelectric projects that add up to 2,600 MW and make for about a tenth of all small and big d

The health of rivers in Uttarakhand has deteriorated substantially due to violation of environment laws by various hydroelectric projects in the hill State.

This assessment of cumulative impacts of hydroelectric projects in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basins in Uttarakhand. It takes into account impact of 70 Hydro Electric Projects of which 17 are existing, 14 are under-construction and 39 are proposed.

Environment ministry has given the green signal to a dam in Uttarakhand, throwing all caution to the wind. It will damage the ecosystem, force people to migrate and obstruct the movement of the snow leopard.

The National Green Tribunal, (NGT) with its landmark pro-environment judgments, is emerging one of the strongest critics of the ministry of environment and forests.

In around 30 judgments it has given so far, the National Green Tribunal has been extremely critical of the lack of adequate environment impact assessments conducted by the MoEF prior to the granting of a clearance.

Environment ministry clears hydro project rejected twice by its advisory committee. The union environment ministry has given in-principle clearance to a proposed hydro-project on the Alaknanda river, a tributary of the Ganga, in Uttarakhand. The 300 MW project had been rejected twice by the statutory body which recommends forest clearances, the forest advisory committee (FAC). FAC says the project lies in the buffer zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR), a home to many endangered species.