Though one year has passed since the flood disaster wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand, the situation in the affected areas in Tehri district has not improved.

The raging forest fires have become a major problem for the Forest Department which is finding it difficult to control the menace despite its concerted efforts in Tehri district.

The power generated at the Tehri hydro power project may have illuminated millions of homes and offices in nine Indian States but ironically in the Tehri district itself, lakhs of people are still

With the State Government turning a blind eye to the detrimental effects of building large dams like the Tehri dam, the native fish species once found in abundance in the Bhagirathi river and its m

Questions being raised about possible floods in downstream areas

The level in the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand on Sunday reached 818.50 metres against the permissible mark of 825 metres, Tehri District Magistrate Nitesh Kumar Jha told The Hindu .

Residents of Charu Khet say they would have been languishing in apathy if not for the deluge

It is a small hamlet of about a dozen households just off the national highway near the Narendra Nagar bypass in Tehri district. And Charu Khet is noticeable only because of a huge mass of stone and concrete that has spilled all over the only road that connects the hamlet to the rest of the district.

ALLAHABAD: Although seers and pilgrims coming to MahaKumbh, or otherwise too, have time and again raised their voice against the falling level of water in the holy Ganga, the actual area of concern

The cold wave condition intensified with the minimum temperature plummeting sharply, throwing normal life out of gear in many places of the North. According to weather office, the lowest minimum temperature of minus 3.0 degree Celsius was recorded at Narnaul (Haryana) in the plains of the country.

With cold wave conditions raging, Delhi continued to shiver as mercury remained below normal by five notches to settle at 2.4 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature too dipped to seven degrees below normal to settle at 13.4 degree Celsius.

At a time when coal supply constraints are keeping thermal power generation capacity under-utilised, hydropower producers, too, are facing the heat. Reservoir levels are down to 16 per cent from 27 per cent last year, setting the alarm bells ringing for hydropower generators. If rainfall fails, the situation could turn grim.

Some initial impact has already started appearing. In the Nathpa Jhakri hydro power station, run by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN), in Himachal Pradesh, low rains have already affected power generation.

An investigation was carried to understand the density and diversity pattern of the plantation area of Chaur as Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. A total of 13 trees, 6 shrubs and 14 herb species were encountered in all plantation areas.

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