Uttarakhand May Shut Supply For Canal Cleaning From April 15

Residents of south and east Delhi may soon have to face water shortage with the Uttarakhand government planning to shut down supply to Delhi for two weeks. Sources revealed that the shut down will take place from April 15 to facilitate cleaning of parts of the Upper Ganga Canal near Hardwar in preparation for the Maha Kumbh in 2010.

MANGLORE (HARDWAR): For farmers in this agricultural heartland of Uttarakhand the election issues are simple. They want the Neelgais to be kept out of their farms, a reasonable minimum support price (MSP) for their produce and status of industry for agriculture.

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New Delhi: Commuters heading for holy shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri besides Haridwar and Rishikesh can now hope for a better travelling experience from Delhi. Uttar Pradesh government has invited request for qualification (RQF) of constructing a 5.5 km long elevated expressway at Modinagar at a cost of Rs 400 crore. The road network is going to be one of the longest networks on any National Highway in the country.

A study was conducted to estimate the soil organic carbon pool under Eucalyptus, Poplar, Shisham and Teak plantations in Haridwar and Dehra Dun, districts of Uttarakhand and Yamunanagar District of Haryana State.

the Hardwar-Rishikesh bypass in Uttarakhand has tilted by 15

Efforts to save the Ganga got another fillip on Wednesday, with sadhus from Rishikesh and Haridwar, including yoga guru Baba Ramdev, joining the fight and declaring the formation of the Ganga Raksha Manch. Ramdev, while launching his nationwide movement to save the Ganga, warned:

The Save Ganga Movement, which began with a fast unto death by a former IIT professor, may turn into a major political issue ahead of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. After more than 30 Hindutva outfits supported the movement, Baba Ramdev announced the formation of the Ganga Raksha Manch at Haridwar on Tuesday. Although it was said that the manch would not be affiliated to any political party, the presence of senior VHP leaders Ashok Singhal and Pravin Togadia raises many questions.

In the blazing afternoon heat, a group of Van Gujjars listened solemnly as speaker after speaker spoke about the hardship people face when they are displaced from their traditional habitats to make way for special economic zones, special tourism zones, national parks, sanctuaries and dams. The Van Gujjars are a Muslim pastoral community.

The technology savvy city has highest repute of education environs to its credit, but, ironically, the majority areas here are turning into garbage bin, apparently due to apathy of the civic authorities. The lack of concern towards solving the problem the garbage menace has resulted into the biggest civic problem in Roorkee.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday demanded a complete halt to all hydroelectric project works on river Ganga in the BJP ruled Uttarakhand, saying alternative methods should be explored to generate power.

The RSS affiliate also asked both the BJP and Congress to spell out their respective policies about the hydro-electric projects being constructed on the river.