The study was conducted in Betalghat block in Nainital district to find out the factors influencing the motivation of villagers for participating in agroforestry. Findings revealed that household size, annual income, level of forest dependency, level of contact with technical person, level of awareness about forestry activities and level of participation in extension education courses were positively and significantly correlated with level of motivation of villager's participation in agro forestry.

Selected afforestation and reforestation interventions have been studied in the Terai region of Uttarakhand with the objectives to assess their carbon sequestration potential, and cost-effectiveness exclusive and inclusive of carbon benefits.

The environments are expressing major concern over the decreasing level of oxygen in the Naukuchiyatal lake, due to which fishes of the lake are dying.

Dehra Dun: Central teams arrived here on Thursday to make an assessment of the damage caused by landslides, cloudbursts and floods following incessant rain in various parts of Uttarakhand.

Three teams from the Centre comprising officers and experts of various departments have landed in Uttarakhand for making the assessment, a government spokesman said.

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Chaamriya (Almora): The stretch between Garam Pani to Kwarab is the area that is on the border of Nainital and Almora districts and has been the worst affected in the recent rain related disaster in the state.

New Delhi: Work will soon begin to make the drive to Nainital or Corbett national park get off to a fast start. The road transport and highways ministry is starting work on eightlaning the 28km stretch of National Highway-24 from Ghaziabad border to Dasna near Hapur.

DEHRA DUN, JUNE 20: All those national and international tourists who come to Nainital, attracted by the enchanting beauty of Naini Lake, would be least aware of the fact that it is facing threat from some harmful species of fish.

Landscape changes were measured in two watersheds of western Himalayas over a period of 17 years using satellite images. Whereas the total forest cover was found to have been altered, there was substantial shift

Drinking water scarcity in the region seems to have created a drought like situation. The matter of fact is that as many as 73 areas including 22 urban cities, 31 villages and 20 other colonies in five districts of Kumaon division are reeling under severe water crisis , while as part of contingency measures the concerned department has only 38 tankers to supply water to these affected areas.

Nainital Zoo officials have approached the higher authorities to procure a pair of Siberian tiger and tigress as the lone Siberian tiger in the zoo has almost completed its average life expectancy age.