Among cash crops, fish farming seems to hae become handy for the farmers of the hill State in recent years.
The fact remains that the fish seed production, which was only around 20 lakh seeds in the year 2000, today, it has gone over more four crore seeds resulting in fish production over 35,000 metric tonne(mt).

Keeping in view high fish farming prospects the State Fisheries Department has se

Land acquisition and rehabilitation & resettlement bill (LARR), 2011 - General problems and specific deficiences.

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate of over Rs 8,390 crore for the Tehri Hydro Electric-Project Stage-1 in Uttarakhand implemented by THDC India (THDCIL).

The decision to revise the cost of the project to Rs 8,392.45 crore, against the original cost of Rs 2,963.66 crore in March 1994, was taken here by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

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.

Natural disasters

During their three

Large Parts Of Bareilly, Bijnore Go Under; Army Called For Relief Ops

Lucknow: Overall flood situation in UP worsened on Tuesday with nine more western and eastern districts being declared flood-hit.

Incessant rain has put the Tehri dam under tremendous threat with water levels in the reservoir crossing the 828.85 metre mark.
This is seven metres above its normal strength.

Dehradun/Lucknow: Water levels at the Tehri dam rose menacingly, following incessant rain in the hills of Uttarakhand, and the release of waters from its massive reservoir to avoid breaches threatened flooding of nearly 1,200 villages downstream along the Ganga.

But a threat of floods in Haridwar passed, with Tehri authorities staggering flows to avoid a sudden surge.

Heavy monsoon rains and landslides swept the hilly areas of northern India over the weekend, killing at least 47 people, officials said Monday.

Twenty-four people died Sunday as falling boulders crushed their homes in three villages in Almorah district in Uttrakhand state, said Prashant Kumar Tamta, a state government spokesman.

Several people were swept away by floodwaters or buried when ho

Yoginder K Alagh

In a pine-scented Himalayan valley, Sushila Devi is a reluctant soldier in India's new war over water. Her village, Pipola, sits just southeast of the Tehri Dam, which bestrides one of the precursors of the Ganges River and is India's largest hydropower project. Since the dam was completed in 2006, the natural spring that once fed Pipola has dried up.

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