DEHRADUN: Just days after taking charge of the mines and mineral development, minister Nav Prabhat has claimed that he will stop all illegal and mechanized micro (river sand) mining from river beds

DEHRADUN/ALMORA: Over 900 villages across the state had plunged into darkness when cloudbursts and incessant rains hit Uttarakhand on July 1. Of these, around 150 are still in the dark.

NAINITAL: Thousands of people living in 83 villages of Kumaon region, which are close to rivers, are now at the mercy of the weather after the monsoon reached Uttarakhand on Wednesday.

Aided by widespread rainfall since Tuesday, forest fires which ravaged thousands of hectares of green cover in Uttarakhand were doused completely on Thursday with no reports of fresh blaze from any

Uttarakhand forest fires are a man-made disaster, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday as the National Disaster Response Force claimed that the inferno had gone out in more than 70

NAINITAL: Not only the plains of north and western India, but several parts of hill state Uttarakhand are also staring at the water shortage with the onset of summer.

Dehradun: The number of diabetes patients in Uttarakhand has more than doubled in the past five years, with the state witnessing a rise in both type I and type II diabetics, according to the latest

ALMORA: A recent review of the Uttarakhand government agenda of providing adequate sanitation facilities in rural households in Almora in 2015-16 showed that 27% of the population in the rural area

ALMORA: The district of Almora has been selected for a pilot project to study means of disaster management, jointly organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management, under the home minist

The provision of declaring Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS) in the National Biodiversity Act 2002 provides an opportunity to give recognition to the community initiatives vis-a-vis the institution of the sacred natural sites (SNS). In brief, the salient feature of the Biodiversity Act 2002, as relates to the BHS, is that the state government in consultation with the local bodies may notify in official gazette, biodiversity rich areas, including the SNS as BHS.