Dehradun Power major NTPC today said it is implementing three big hydel projects with a total capacity of 942 Mw in Uttarakhand.

These three projects include Tapovan Vishnugad (520 mw), Rupsiyabagar-Khasiabara (261 mw) and Lata Topovan (171 mw) in the state, NTPC’s regional executive director (Hydro) Malvinder S Soin said.While Tapovan and Lata are situated on river Dhauliganga in Chamoli district,

During preliminary investigation of spiders in Milam Valley, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, the authors documented a total of 86 species/morphospecies under 39 genus and 16 families. Spider fauna in the valley was rich and diverse.

In magnitude and scale of destruction, Sunday evening’s earthquake in Sikkim might not be a landmark event but it has caught the attention of scientists for a unique characteristic that is likely t

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake of

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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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) has denied approval for NTPC's 261-MW Rupsiabagar-Khasiyabara hydro-electric project in Pithoragarh district stating that it was being set up in a highly ecologically sensitive wildlife habitat.

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.

Wildlife experts have expressed serious concerns over the State Government

The landslide disaster on 8 August 2009 near Kuity village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand State buried two villages and took 43 lives. The landslide, triggered by cloud burst resulted in massive debris flow along a stream channel. The site is still in danger as shown by the presence of huge quantity of debris and ground cracks on the slope.

Dehra Dun: Six more bodies were recovered from the debris on Sunday, taking the death toll in the cloudburst that triggered a massive landslip in three villages of Pithoragarh district to 21.