Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharat Jhunjhunwala Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 04/05/2016 regarding Singoli Bhatwari hydro-electric project on the river Mandakini, District Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand by the Project Proponent L & T Uttranchal Hydro Electric Pvt.

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) has slapped notices on 15 hotels situated on the banks of the Ganga in towns like Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Rishike

The provision of declaring Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS) in the National Biodiversity Act 2002 provides an opportunity to give recognition to the community initiatives vis-a-vis the institution of the sacred natural sites (SNS). In brief, the salient feature of the Biodiversity Act 2002, as relates to the BHS, is that the state government in consultation with the local bodies may notify in official gazette, biodiversity rich areas, including the SNS as BHS.

NAINITAL: Taking serious note of alleged dumping of muck/excavated material by three private construction companies in Mandakini and Alaknanada rivers in Rudraprayag and Pauri districts, the Uttara

The Mandakini Valley of Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand witnessed unprecedented damage to life, property, infrastructure and landscape on 16 and 17 June 2013 due to torrential rains. Run-off discharge data indicate that antecedent rainfall exceeded the limit and the overflow of rivers led to landslide in the region and flash floods in the downstream areas. Fragile geology of the area, close to Main Central Thrust (MCT), degradation processes and torrential rains are responsible for triggering landslides and

The Uttarakhand Government has set up a fund of Rs 5 crore for disaster-affected children of Kedarnath.

Amid growing fears of the Indian house sparrow fast disappearing, a Wildlife Institute of India’s study has raised hopes on conservation and presence of house sparrows in Uttarakhand.

Fresh landslides triggered by heavy rains in over 24 places, have blocked about 82 connecting roads including Rishikesh-Gangotri, Rishikesh-Yamnotri, Rishikesh-Badrinath and Rishikesh- Kedarnath na

Five days after the state government officially halted the Char Dham yatra due to incessant rains and inclement weather conditions, about 35 villages in various districts remain cut off as 168 conn

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking to relocate about 2,400 people from more than 300 villages located in landslide-prone areas in nine hilly districts to