As in past years, the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) will be measuring the noise and air pollution levels in Dehradun during the Deepawali festivities.

Despite regular claims of an intensive anti-dengue campaign in the city by the health department new cases of dengue are continuing to surface with alarming regularity.

Waste Warriors, a local NGO, has joined hands with Microsoft and Nokia to conduct a revolutionary educational programme for schools named ‘Create to Inspire’.

Dehradun, once known as the city of grey heads and green hedges, is losing its greenery.

Traffic congestion and rising vehicular pollution are considered to be among the major factors marring the environment in the once clean and green Dehradun.

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand's capital will see a blanket ban on the use of polythene bags by July 17, and violators will have to cough up steep spot fine of up to Rs 5,000.

Pollution in the once clean and green Doon has become a cause for concern when it comes to public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R.S. ChauhanVs. State of Uttrakhand & Ors. dated 11/02/2014 regarding construction of STP in Municipal Corporation, Dehradun, Uttrakhand. NGT has asked the Municipal Corporation to measure the flow in the drains which have been pointed out by the Counsel appearing for the Applicant today before the Tribunal.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/8-2013(MApp)_11Feb2014.pdf

Text of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order dated 22/01/2014 in the matter of R.S. ChauhanVs. State of Uttrakhand & Ors. regarding construction of STP in Municipal Corporation, Dehradun, Uttrakhand.

It is a multipurpose project, which would also provide irrigation and drinking water facilities to Delhi and other northern states such as Rajasthan, Haryana and UP.

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