Conventional energy resources are fast depleting and therefore alternative resources are required to sustain the fast progress and development of any nation. This
situation is more pertinent to India where fast growing population and developmental activities are posing major challenges to the government as the country has
limited resources of energy. Therefore, focused research should be intensified to explore the potential of geothermal energy resources in India. Realizing its

Rainfall variations in the Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand were studied for a period of six years from 2008 to 2013. The rainfall data were obtained through a dense network of rain gauges installed by India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, are spreaded over seven districts of Uttarakhand, combined with the data from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) rain gauge located at Ghuttu, Garhwal Himalaya.

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An attempt has been made to characterize the subglacial pathways that transport the meltwaters from Chaturangi and Raktavarn glaciers through the lower ablation zone of the Gangotri glacier, Indian Himalaya, by means of dye tracer experiments.

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Throughout the region, the species commands a high socio-cultural reverence and has been designated as the state tree of Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subir Mario Chowfin Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2013 on the construction of the Prem Nagar – Godali Bypass and the existence of forest over the land pertaining to Gadoli Fee Simple Estate and Manda Khal Fee Simple Estates, District Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

Leading the campaign, Dr Anil P Joshi, founder of the Dehradun-based NGO HESCO, called for a separate ministry at the centre on the Himalayan region

Environmentalists renewed their campaign against big dams on Monday and called for formulating a new sustainable developmental model for the entire Himalayan region in the wake of the June disaster in Uttarakhand that left hundreds of people dead and devastated scores of hydel projects.

Parts of the Indian Himalayan region are facing the risk of major earthquakes in the future, according to a study conducted by city-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).

Geochemical study of a 3.55 m long lake sediment core from the Badanital Lake (Garhwal Himalaya) reveals Late Holocene centennial-scale climatic changes. The ecosystem of the tectonically formed lake seems to be controlled by natural and anthropogenic factors.

The present study was carried out in parts of a protected area of Garhwal Himalaya, namely, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS). The main aim of the study was to gather and analyze information from the sanctuary dwellers on conservation of natural resources and its value focusing on the needs of local inhabitants.

The death toll in the landslides, cloudburst and flash floods that followed incessant rain in Uttarakhand reached 34 as ITBP and police personnel on Sunday searched the debris of flattened homes in