Union Minister of State for Culture and Environment, Forests and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma said the Central Government is considering authorising the State Governments for issues related to fore

DEHRADUN: In an expert committee meeting held in Dehradun to discuss the framework of zonal master plan of the Bhagirathi eco sensitive zone (ESZ) in Uttarkashi, environmentalists such as Ravi Chop

DEHRADUN: Six months after the tenure of a monitoring committee that was constituted by the environment ministry to ensure compliance of guidelines of Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone ended, no effort

The Central Water Commission in its capacity as an premiere technical organisation in the field of water resources development endeavours the gigantic task of collection and compilation of Water Quality data incorporating the quality and quantity of available waters in various basins of the country.

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has urged the government to review a 2012 order declaring a watershed area in the state as an eco-sensitive zone, saying the move has hurt the econo

Bhagirathi is one of the two source streams of river Ganga and flows through an extremely fragile eco-system in upper Uttarakhand.

The cryosphere constitutes an important subset of the hydrosphere. The Himalayan cryosphere is a significant contributor to the hydrological budget of a large river system such as the Ganges. Basic data on the cryosphere in the Himalaya is inadequate and also has large uncertainties. The data on glacial melt component in the Himalayan rivers of India also shows high variability.

Three years after the Uttarakhand flash floods, the implementation of the Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) is yet to take off.

After a meeting with Uttarakhand officials, the Union Environment Ministry agreed to permit 10 hydroelectric power projects of less than 25MW capacity approved prior to the date of eco-sensitive zo

Dehradun: Three activists, who were also part of Uttarakhand government's monitoring committee to prepare zonal master plan on eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around Bhagirathi River in Uttarkashi, have r

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