Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Basant Pant, Editor Dehradun Ki Jhalak Vs. State of Uttarakhand dated 09/10/2018. Proceedings have been initiated in this matter on a letter alleging that there is lot of waste dumped in the area from Kaddukhal Bazar to Surkanda Devi Temple in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The dumped garbage affects the pilgrims. They find it difficult of breathe and are subjected to several diseases.

The Environment Ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on river valley and hydroelectric projects has recommended a three-year extension to the validity of the environmental clearance (EC) for

Dehradun: Pheti Kimoda village of Jaunpur area in Tehri has been selected for running a pilot project for strengthening climate resilience of forest-based communities.

पिछले साढ़े तीन दशक से 127-गढ़वाल (टीए) ईको टास्क फोर्स कई वनस्पतिविहीन पहाड़ियों को फिर हरा-भरा कर दिया है।यह फोर्स डेढ़ करोड़ पौधे लगाने का कीर्तिमान स्थापित कर चुकी है।

Climate variability and changes are the emerging challenges for Indian agriculture with the growing population to ensure national food security. A study was conducted to assess the Climatic Change effects in medium to low altitude areas of the Himalayan region causing changes in land use and cereal crop productivity with the various climatic parameters. The rainfall and temperature changes from 1951 to 2013 were studied at four locations of varying altitudes, namely Hardwar, Rudra Prayag, Uttar Kashi and Tehri Garwal.

DEHRADUN: With heavy rain and frequent landslides blocking more than 130 roads in various districts of Uttarakhand, patients from far-flung areas are struggling to reach hospitals.

Over 700 families in Tehri have been left temporarily homeless after heavy rainfall and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in the hill district of Garhwal.

The National Green Tribunal in the 38-page verdict on March 21, 2016  constituted a committee and asked it to submit a report regarding construction activities by Darrameks Hotels & Developers Private Limited on banks and the flood plains of river Ganga at village Singtali , District Tehri Garhwal, in Uttarakhand. The green tribunal also stated that the hotel authorities shall be liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs. 20 Lakh for violating the conditions set in the Consent to Establish issued by the Uttaranchal Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) and for disturbing the immediate/direct catchment of the river Ganga by changing the drainage pattern through the use of JCBs for levelling the area.

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.

Sixty species of bird and 70 species of butterfly were recorded in the Devalsari nature and bird training course held in Tehri district recently.

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