Moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of north India triggering landslides in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and causing rivers across the region to flow close to the danger mark at several p

Five days after the state government officially halted the Char Dham yatra due to incessant rains and inclement weather conditions, about 35 villages in various districts remain cut off as 168 conn

Environmentalists have expressed serious concern over the Centre's approval to the Uttarakhand government to take up development projects on five hectares of forest land in disaster-affected areas

The mountainous regions of Uttarakhand are disaster-prone and have lacked development as compared to the plain regions.

In June, last year, following heavy rains, the Khiron Ganga river, a tributary of the Alaknanda, rushed through the Alaknanda Valley and filled the barrage site of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Jaiprakash Associates to file an affidavit in connection with the dumping of debris and silt of the Vishnuprayag barrage on the Alaknanda riverbed, posi

Away from all the attention being focused on the temple towns of Kedarnath and Badrinath, temples at Yamunotri and Gangotri, which compete the ‘char dham’ pilgrimage, are facing a serious risk.

Villagers have begun a protest at Joshimath against work on the 171-MW Lata-Tapovan hydroelectric power project, which, they say, is flouting environmental norms.

An additional allocation of Rs. 100 crore was also made

The Cabinet Committee on Uttarakhand (CCU) approved a package of Rs. 7,346 crore for the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
The CCU, which was formed under the Uttarakhand Reconstruction and Rehabilitation plan, held a meeting in New Delhi on Monday under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In middle-class environmentalism, there is no appetite for changing lifestyles to minimise waste and pollution. In the past 10 years, India's environmental movement has undergone a rebirth.

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