In 2008, the Ministry of Rural Development issued guidelines on convergence of MNREGA with other development programmes and schemes to enable creation of durable assets and strengthen the livelihood resource base of the rural poor. In the framework for convergence, the role of NREGS is to provide the primary input for natural resource generation.

A women's organisation called Maitri has finally decided to take measures to preserve the famous Naini Lake, located in the middle of Nainital in Uttarakhand.

Nainital: It may not be good news for tourists but for Mussoorie it could literally mean a breath of fresh air. The Uttarakhand government has decided to introduce eco tax upon entry into the Queen of Hills with immediate effect, which is a first in the history of Mussoorie. It will be in line with the Naini lake tax charged from tourists in Nainital.

Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank met Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal here on Monday and urged him to give necessary clearances and provide financial help for two vital water projects

As part of the series that turns the spotlight on our decaying hill resorts, TOI takes a look at Nainital

Construction of a new housing project adjacent to the Khurpa tal by the Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) has caused afresh hue and cry among the villagers in the surrounding area when Dr. Ajay S. Rawat, Professor of History in Kumaon University filed a PIL against the illegal boring of groundwater in the area this January.

Dehradun: The Nainital High Court has, in a landmark decision, directed that Irrigation Department properties worth more than Rs 1,000 crore in Uttarakhand, under the control of the UP Government, be handed over to Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has welcomed the decision of the bench comprising Justices B K Gupta and B K Bisht.

Construction of a new housing project adjacent to the Khurpa tal by the Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) has caused afresh hue and cry among the villagers in the surrounding area when Dr. Ajay S. Rawat, Professor of History in Kumaon University filed a PIL against the illegal boring of groundwater in the area this January.

The Supreme Court has asked an environmentalist to approach the Uttarakhand High Court to stop large-scale illegal constructions and felling of trees in Nainital to preserve the beauty of the town and the main lake by strictly implementing an earlier order of the apex court.

New Delhi: Early on Wednesday, when the runaway

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