Varanasi: The stand of Union water resource ministry, headed by Uma Bharti, to oppose major hydroelectric projects proposed on Alaknanda-Bhagirathi-Mandakini river basins has been appreciated and w

One of the first announcements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi pertained to cleaning the Ganga. But this is not the first time an attempt has been made to clean the river. River cleaning schemes initiated in 1974, 1985, 1993, 1996 and 2008-09 have been monumental failures. While the Prime Minister's announcement was followed by a lot of rhetoric and initial moves towards the goal were frantic, two years later, there has been little improvement in the state-of-affairs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Union of India & Others dated 20/01/2016. The MoEF had issued a Notification on 18th December, 2012 declaring Bhagirathi eco sensitive zone. They had asked the State Government to submit a zonal master plan so that the same would be approved and notified by MoEF. But till today the plan has not been submitted. These two Applications have been pending before the National Green Tribunal since 05th August, 2013.

Kandi block of Murshidabad district, West Bengal is situated in the Mayurakshi–Dwarka Plain. This is one of the maximum flood-affected blocks in Murshidabad. The average frequency of occurrence of floods in the last decade is 8. This study prepares a vulnerability map of Kandi block at village level combining physical, social and economic indicators of flood hazard. PCA analysis has been applied for computation of vulnerability indices. The results reveal that there is a difference in biophysical exposure and vulnerability index.

This document provides an insight on the incidences of past disasters, and administrative, demographic, socio-economic and infra-structure perspectives of the Uttarkashi district, in Uttarakhand, India for assessing the vulnerability and capacity of the district in disaster risk reduction.

Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar has been given a month’s time to conclude the committee’s report so as to apprise the Supreme Court of the government’s final decision at the next hearing o

The fragile eco-system around the Gangotri glacier cluster in Uttarkashi district is feeling the effects of global warming.

The 2 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) at Gyansu in Uttarkashi that was constructed in 2010 is lying non-functional and untreated sewage is still flowing into the Bhagirathi.

In a major relief for Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court has said the environment ministry was free to approve hydropower projects in the state, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins.

NAINITAL: A team of the Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission (UHRC), after spending three days at Gangotri near the source of the Ganga, and witnessing rampant pollution of the river there, has issu

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