Though Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is being executed successfully in the Almora district, but more than 1,000 primary schools do not have kitchen and potable water facilities in the district.

With an aim to supply round the clock potable water to those residents living in the fringe areas of the State, the Union Government has decided to sanction Rs 100 crore projects in the State.

While informing about the upcoming projects, State Drinking Water Minister Prakash Pant said that a proposal was sent to the Union Government for the upgradation of Gantakarn pumping drinking water projec

Dehra Dun: Central teams arrived here on Thursday to make an assessment of the damage caused by landslides, cloudbursts and floods following incessant rain in various parts of Uttarakhand.

Three teams from the Centre comprising officers and experts of various departments have landed in Uttarakhand for making the assessment, a government spokesman said.

Natural disasters

During their three

Chaamriya (Almora): The stretch between Garam Pani to Kwarab is the area that is on the border of Nainital and Almora districts and has been the worst affected in the recent rain related disaster in the state.

Women of Bajeena village are taking active role in managing water resources. With TERI

Landscape changes were measured in two watersheds of western Himalayas over a period of 17 years using satellite images. Whereas the total forest cover was found to have been altered, there was substantial shift

We report here an attempt to develop a Database Management System (DBMS) of bio-geo-hydrometeorological parameters needs of the stakeholders
of local level planning for a representative watershed (viz. the Khulgad in Almora district) of Kumaun, Lesser Himalayan terrain in the Uttarakhand. The Khulgad DBMS is constituted of five Geographic Information System (GIS) modules.

Drinking water scarcity in the region seems to have created a drought like situation. The matter of fact is that as many as 73 areas including 22 urban cities, 31 villages and 20 other colonies in five districts of Kumaon division are reeling under severe water crisis , while as part of contingency measures the concerned department has only 38 tankers to supply water to these affected areas.

Agriculture hit by scanty rain

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Government has sought Central assistance of Rs.200 crore in the wake of drought-like conditions in the State due to scanty rainfall for the past six months, official sources said.

Uttarakhand forests are smouldering, leading to a loss of forest wealth worth crores, besides invaluable damage to flora and fauna. These raging fires have also claimed two human lives. With mercury soaring high, forest fires have engulfed large areas in the Garhwal as well as the Kumaon regions of the state. State government officials have requested the remote sensing agency to provide satellite imagery of the prevailing fires to know the exact damage.