In a remote village of district Chamoli, Uttarakhand, farmer Hari Singh no longer needs to travel to the distant bank branch.

The Uttarakhand capital is likely to get a specialised institute of glaciology, a first of its kind in the country.

The study group on Himalayan Glaciers, constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has recommended establishment of a nodal institution for glaciology that could act as a repository of the currently available data with different knowledge institutions in the country.

In spite of crores of rupees being spent on the construction of the Parsari Joshimath Potable Water Project, the residents of Joshimath continued to face shortage of water.

For the past three years, local residents have been undertaking mining for gravel at a location near the officers

Construction Debris Chokes Glacial River
D S Kunwar | TNN

Nainital: What price electricity? Alaknanda, the majestic glacial river from the high Himalayas that gives Bhagirathi its immense volume and turns it into the Ganga, is drying up in large swathes (from six to 26 km) even before it meets the Bhagirathi at Devprayag, raising deep concerns about the future of India

A comparative study was conducted on plant diversity in Panchayat forests and their adjoining reserve forests of three districts, viz, Pauri, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts of Garhwal Himalaya since April 2003 to December 2004. Total 15 sites were studied.

The Chenab Valley in Urgam Reserve Forest of Chamoli District (Uttarakhand), was surveyed during March-April 2005, to estimate abundance and record observations on the group sizes, sex ratios and habitat utilization pattern of Himalayan tahr and Goral.

In an example of how civilian co-operation can help tackle wildlife crime, three dancing bears have been rescued from Salem district in Tamil Nadu, after local people responded to an advert in a regional paper asking for information on sightings of dancing bears.

Crumbling schools in earthquake-prone Himalayas The afternoon of May 12 will haunt memories of parents of school going children of Sichuan Province in China for years. Thousands of children perished under the collapsed buildings of their schools as an earthquake measuring more than 7.9 on the Richter scale jolted the province. Photographs of the collapsed school buildings bear ample testimony