An Illegal Mining Vigilance Force has been set up in Uttarakhand to rein in the illicit trade.

Climate change : Evidence, impact on vector borne diseases and remedial measures - A presentation by Ramesh C Dhiman at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

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.

The Himalayas are depicted in popular iconography as the tough guys who stand tall—tallest, actually—protecting the subcontinent from invasions, both human and climatic.

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.

This study is an attempt to study the issue of food security in 25 villages in three blocks in Nainital district, Uttarakhand. Further attempts have been made to study of penetration of various government schemes like PDS, ICDS, MDM, MNERGS, Annapoorna, and Antodaya in these villages. This study reveals the level of awareness about the

The Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) group and Volkswagen—the two auto major groups—have evinced interests in setting up new manufacturing facilities in Uttarakhand, claimed a government official from the hill state.

“We have received two proposals from the two auto companies (M&M and Volkswagen) for setting up new manufacturing facilities in the hill state,” said the official. The state-owned State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (Sidcul), which is the nodal agency for industrialisation in the hill state, has promised the two companies it can provide land at Sitarganj where it is planning to develop a new industrial estate.

Interacting with a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi said that the State has tremendous potential for development.

The Uttarakhand Revenue and Irrigation Minister, Mr Yashpal Arya, on Friday directed officials to remove hurdles coming in the way of construction of the proposed multipurpose Jamrani dam project o