Environmentalists have expressed serious concern over the Centre's approval to the Uttarakhand government to take up development projects on five hectares of forest land in disaster-affected areas

Uttarakhand Meteorological Centre has finally declared the arrival of monsoon in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Uttarakhand government on Monday asked state officials to expedite construction of Tanakpur-Jauljivi road which will reduce the distance between Tanakpur and Dharchula in Pithoragargh district here

7 जून की पिथौरागढ़ जिले में आई आपदा का प्रमुख कारण लापा ग्लेशियर टूटना रहा। धारचूला से 60 किमी दूर तीदांग से लेकर धारचूला, बलुवाकोट, जौलजीबी, झूलाघाट तक तबाही मचाने में तीदांग के लापा ग्लेशियर के स

What could turn out to be Uttarakhand’s worst tragedy was a disaster waiting to happen.

Uttarakhand continues to perform well and Uttar Pradesh poorly on key health indicators as per the findings of the Annual Health Survey (AHS) conducted in 284 districts of nine States.

The nine States for which health indicators were released on Friday constitute 50 per cent of the country’s population. While Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births – of 100, three districts of Almora, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand recorded a comparatively low IMR of 20.

In a two-day National Discussion seminar, which was organised under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan by Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry at CGO Complex, New Delhi on Saturday, Uttarakhand Peyjal M

New Delhi The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered cancellation of the 200 MW Mapang Bogudiyar hydroelectric project awarded to a GVK-L&T consortium by the state government earlier, after it was found that the entity did not meet key eligibility conditions to bid for the project.

The court has ordered the state government to award the project to Reliance Infrastructure, which emerged as the second highest bidder for the project The company had also challenged the state government’s decision to award the project to the GVK-L&T combine in the court.

With the State Government pressing for two ‘undue demands’ with the NHPC, two important power projects which are waiting in the wings for implementation in Pithoragarh, seems to have struck for ov

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)

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