Hundreds of villagers from 15 gram panchayats assembled at Charba village near here on Wednesday and vowed not to allow the establishment of a Coca Cola unit there.

The Chharba village panchayat had passed a resolution declaring it won't allow the set-up of the Coke bottling plant

Amid heightened environmental concerns over the proposed Coke plant at Chharba, near here, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday said the bottling facility would be equipped with all the safeguards. "We understand that there are some environmental concerns regarding the proposed Coca-Cola plant. But I want to make clear the proposed plant will be equipped with all environmental safeguards," said Bahuguna.

The village panchayat of Chharba, where the cola major plans to set up its Rs 600-cr bottling plant, passes resolution on not to allow the proposed project to come up

Chharba-Langha Road, 30 km from Dehradun city, is a green industrial belt. This patch on the western fringes of the Doon Valley is also known for its lush green khair and sheesham trees. In many ways, the area is an example of sustainable development, where over 50 Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) exist in harmony with nature.

A statement signed by eminent lawyers, activists, groups and individuals has been sent to the Prime Minister, vice chairman of the planning commission, the ministry of environment and forests and t

Says river’s catchment area is fragile and falls under Zone V seismic belt

Citing the fragility and seismic nature of the Yamuna catchment as one of the reasons for not going ahead with the construction of dams, a Delhi-based non-government organisation, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan, has written to the Planning Commission to refrain from funding construction of the proposed Lakhwar Byasi hydroelectric dam project over the river.

An earthquake of moderate intensity on Monday shook Garhwal region and its adjoining areas in the hill state of Uttarakhand but there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property.

Amid concern about animals being run over by speeding trains in forest areas, yet another elephant was killed and another injured when the Delhi-bound Jan Shatabdi express hit a herd of pachyderms in the district on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred near Motichoor Fatak, about 50 kms from Dehra Dun. A group of eight elephants abruptly came on the tracks, SHO Manoj Singh Negi said. By the time the train had come to a halt, it had hit two elephants, killing one on the spot and leaving another injured, he said. The rest of the elephants fled into the nearby forests.

In a two-day National Discussion seminar, which was organised under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan by Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry at CGO Complex, New Delhi on Saturday, Uttarakhand Peyjal M

This study suggests that the payment against the cultural services from forest is possible provided the capacity of individual tourist and stakeholders is raised upto that limit. Besides this, the importance of the forest is also well appreciated by these tourists.

Siliguri: A group of environmental activists set out from here on a 2,000km awareness yatra on Tuesday to press for the introduction of what they are calling gross environmental product (GEP), a me