Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI: Facing a severe power crisis, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday urged the Centre to release more electricity to the Himalayan State and also transfer 25 per cent power from the 1000-MW Tehri project, being given to Uttar Pradesh, to Uttarakhand to meet its growing demand for electricity.

New Delhi: Only recently, the Delhi government had assured the Supreme Court that the capital was power surplus and would not face any power cuts in the summer. But that claim may have been made too soon. The reservoir at Tehri hydel station in Uttarakhand is running low and may have to shut down next month.

The State Government plans to facilitate the farming of industrial hemp on about 30,000 hectares of barren land in Uttarakhand.

The fiber and wood pulp from the cultivated hemp will be used for manufacturing paper and fabric in the initial stages, according to official sources.

The Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods (RERL) project tries to demonstrate the use of renewable sources of energy in reducing poverty through improved quality of life and increased livelihood opportunities in remote, non-electrified villages of India that are not likely to get electricity from the grid.

The Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods (RERL) project tries to demonstrate the use of renewable sources of energy in reducing poverty through improved quality of life and increased livelihood opportunities in remote, non-electrified villages of India that are not likely to get electricity from the grid.

THE protection of forests and rivers is at the heart of protecting the ecology of the Himalayas. But any long-term, sustainable effort must include the concerns of people living near forests and rivers.

Water Levels Dip Below 10-Year Avg; Tehri On Verge Of Collapse
Sanjay Dutta | TNN

Agriculture hit by scanty rain

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Government has sought Central assistance of Rs.200 crore in the wake of drought-like conditions in the State due to scanty rainfall for the past six months, official sources said.

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This paper focuses on the shifting contours of the anti-Tehri dam movement in the past three decades. It examines the changing declarations of environmentalists, especially Sunderlal Bahuguna and other leaders of the movement on the one hand, and the involvement of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the anti-dam politics on the other.

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