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

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

KALNA, 28 MAY: The state PHE minister, Mr Subrata Mukherjee, said: “We have prioritised providing filtered drinking water to domestic quarters.” The minister was inaugurating a Rs 41-crore drinki

Steps for resolution of issues raised by him to be discussed

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has deputed a senior official from his office to meet Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand to discuss further measures that could be taken for an early resolution of issues raised by the Ganga Seva Abhiyanam. The Swami is on a hunger strike to save the Ganga. In a statement issued here on Friday, the Prime Minister's Office said the government is committed to improving the ecological health of the river, to make sure that there is continuous and pollution-free flow of water.

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.

The government expressed willingness to halt all power projects coming up in the Ganga’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basi-ns as part of its concessions to 80-year-old Prof. G.D. Agarwal (Swami Gyansw-aroop Anand) to persuade him to break his prolonged fast at the AIIMS here on Friday.

These include the 330MW Srinagar hydroelectric po-wer project, Singoli-Bhat-wari and Phata-Byung on the Mandakini, Khotibhal IA on the Bhagirathi, Vish-nugad-Pipalkoti and Alakn-anda-Badrinath on the Ala-knanda and Devsari on the Pindar.

Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad, the apex body of sadhus and saints in the country, has strongly criticised Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand's (also know as Prof GD Aggrawal, who has been sitting on fast u

KRISHNAGAR, 7 AUG: The state public health engineering department (PHE) today started two water supply projects at Kashiadanga in Nakashipara and Bhagyabantapur in Kaliganj to provide arsenic-free