DEHRADUN: To curb malnutrition in Haridwar, the district administration has set up a number of health camps, in which over 3087 children in rural areas have been screened in the last two months.

Under attack from the opposition over the alleged illegal mining, the Uttarakhand government on Thursday said it would amend the policy to make the mining laws more stringent.

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking to relocate about 2,400 people from more than 300 villages located in landslide-prone areas in nine hilly districts to

The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to 24 people for carrying out illegal sand mining activities in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district.

The Hindu holy sites in the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract millions of pilgrims each year - but they are now the destination for another group of devotees.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Ministry of Environment & Forests & Ors. dated 12/05/2014 regarding illegal and unauthorised mining activity being carried on within the 10 Kms of Rajaji National Park.

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Way back in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later, after much water (sewage) and money have flowed down the river, it is as bad as it could get. Why are we failing, and what needs to be done differently to clean this and many other rivers?

According to recent estimates by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), faecal coliform levels in the mainstream of the river - some 2,500 kilometres from Gangotri to Diamond Harbour - remain above the acceptable level in all stretches, other than its upper reaches.

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.

A Special Mining Vigilance Force will be constituted in the State in the wake of rampant illegal mining, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said here on Wednesday.

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