Environmental clearance was granted to a 300-MW hydroelectric power project on February 3 even as a Supreme Court order dated August 13, 2013 clearly said the Union Ministry of Environment and Fore

U.P., Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, H.P. will also benefit

A 300-MW hydro power project in Uttarakhand received clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests on Monday. The Lakhwar project is located in the Upper Yamuna River Basin in Dehradun district, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar told The Hindu .

Slamming the Uttarakhand government for encouraging industrial development in the ecologically sensitive region, environmentalist Anil Prakash Joshi opposed the proliferation of industries in the S

An Illegal Mining Vigilance Force has been set up in Uttarakhand to rein in the illicit trade.

Mining had been stopped in 22 rivers following alleged illegal activities and growing environmental concerns

The Supreme Court has permitted mining in 22 rivers including that of Kosi in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced on Wednesday.
Bahuguna also said the government would undertake the extraction or quarrying of sand and other small minerals from these 22 rivers in a transparent manner allowing no illegal activities.

It appears that no lessons have been learnt from the Uttarakhand tragedy as the Uttarakhand government has been pushing full steam ahead with the Lakhwar dam project on the Yamuna river.

Significantly even after Supreme Court directive not to grant clearance for hydroelectric project in the State until further orders

The State Government is seeking forest clearance for the 300 MW Lakhwar hydroelectric power project even after the Supreme Court on August 13 directed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the State Government not to grant clearance for hydroelectric power projects in the State until further orders.

कहने के लिए बरसात में ख्रनन बंद रहता है, मगर रेत-बजरी लदी गाड़ियों का रेला इस नियम को सरेआम झुठला रहा है। खनन माफिया बेखौफ नदियों का सीना चीर रहे हैं, भोर होने से लेकर अंधेरा घिर आने तक। ट्रैक्टर-ट्

Central water commission last year had given its clearance to 300 the Lakhwar project located in Dehradun district

With the Uttarakhand government keen on constructing the 300 MW multipurpose Lakhwar project on the river Yamuna, the state planning commission has chalked out plans for developing a Rs 351 crore drinking water network from the dam in order to fulfill the growing water needs of Dehradun city.

Three members of a family were today killed in a house collapse as a fresh spell of rains stalled relief operations in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, where the authorities said that the number of p