Rajnish Jain 54 Founder and CEO of Avani Bio Energy, Uttarakhand
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One of the heaviest spells of snowfall has left 30 people dead in Uttarakhand in the last two days.

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).

Adoption of animal health care practices remains poor and there is no centralized agency to monitor the animal health care scheme in Kumaon region. To investigate some of the root causes, a study on farmer participation in animal health and vaccination camps and factors affecting its participation was conducted. The respondents were male and female livestock owners of Kumaon region from 15 villages at different altitude, who participated in the animal health camps and were randomly interviewed. A logistic regression approach was used to analyze the participation decision.

Present paper illustrates the litter and nutrient dynamics of Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.) forests at 1-3 years aged growing in Tarai belt of Kumaon of Uttarakhand. The objectives of this study were to determine the litter inputs, nutrients (NPK) and their dynamics.

The Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve are inextricably linked with “Project Tiger” in the country and have placed Uttarakhand on the world wildlife tourism map forever.

Here the authors report the field evidences observed at Milam glacier, Goriganga basin, Kumaon Himalaya during the glaciological expedition carried out in July 2011 and the observations from Resourcesat-2 LISS IV data. (Correspondence)

The Uttarakhand Forest and Rural Development Commissioner has directed the Compensatory Afforestation Management & Planning Authority (CAMPA), Uttarakhand chief executive officer to facilitate

Sacred groves are traditionally managed forest patches of palaeo-endemics, which are conserved due to religious beliefs and represent climax vegetation. Sometimes these groves have higher richness and regeneration of medicinal and other economic plants than other reserve forests. (Correspondence)

Original Source

The Himalaya is the adobe of one of the world’s largest and mostly inaccessible area of glaciers outside the polar regions and provides glacier-stored water to the major Indian river basins. Various studies suggest that many of the Himalayan glaciers have receded in recent decades due to climate forcing. Temporal satellite data analysis shows that the Milam Glacier in Goriganga Basin, Kumaon Himalaya receded 1328 m laterally and 90 m vertically during 1954–2006.