Even as rivers continued to rise in the state, flooding more low-lying villages in various districts of the state, affecting over 20,000 people, state government stepped up relief operation and rel

Flash floods following heavy rains in the last 24 hours have claimed 15 lives in Uttar Pradesh with Saharanpur district bearing the brunt of the deluge.

The Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment disputed the claims of the National Highway Authority of India that has moved the Supreme Court for fast-track clearance of delayed highway projects.

Elaborating upon the Forest Advisory Committee meeting held in December 2012, Ritwick Dutta, environmental lawyer and member of LIFE said, “From the 29 projects put up for clearance, the FAC cleared as many as 17. Three of these proposals were from the NHAI and while two were cleared, one was sent back on the ground that they wanted more information.”

LUCKNOW: The illegal felling of trees undoubtedly poses a grave threat to the environment.

LUCKNOW: The Upper Ganga Canal Expressway, an ambitious projects of the Mayawati government, proposed during the fag end of the regime, has hit a roadblock.

LUCKNOW: The first elephant sanctuary of the state seems to be gradually taking shape, with the habitat management for the Elephant Reserve, coming up in Saharanpur and Bijnore districts, going on.

The best developed district in Uttar Pradesh is six times more so than the worst, state government figures indicate.

Supreme Court order on illegal mining dated 16/01/2012.

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday approved the setting up of a 1,500 kilowatt Khara hydro power project in Saharanpur district.

The coal ministry on Thursday issued orders to revoke mining licences of five blocks of NTPC, Damodar Valley Corp and Jharkhand State Electricity Board with combined reserves of 1,000 million tonnes.