River Bhagirathi from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi as Eco-sensitive Zone, Notification by Ministry of Environment and Forests dated 18/12/2012.

Traditional knowledge (TK) related to the use of natural resources including medicinal plants has been recognized as one of the important assets inherited through generations by the local communities. (Correspondence)

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The Uttarakhand government has sought a relief package of Rs 800 crore in the wake of a series of natural disasters caused by heavy rains that has wreaked havoc in the hill state.

“We have already sent an official memorandum to the Centre for a relief package of Rs 800 crore,” a top government official said on Thursday. The state has already got an interim relief of Rs 150 crore.

A t a joint meeting of various civil society groups held on 16 August at Srinagar, some resolutions were adopted. The Amarnath Yatra should be conducted in accordance with the Environment Policy, the State Forest Policy and also the Nitish Sengupta
Committee recommendations. (Letters)

The Supreme Court directive asking the government to build a road to the Amarnath cave shrine and improve infrastructure along it is likely to snowball into a controversy.

DEHRADUN, 8 AUG: The state government still does not know what the situation is in at least 17 villages of Uttarkashi district, following flash floods that caused massive devastation Saturday, acco

Nearly 402 families have been uprooted; rescue operations on with the help of the army and paramiltary forces; prime minister, UPA chairperson assures of all possible help

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought a relief package of Rs 600-crore for the flood-hit state. Bahuguna, along with Union minister Harish Rawat and some of the MPs from the state called on the prime minister in New Delhi and apprised him of the situation arising from the recent devastation caused by flash floods.

Four labourers declared dead in Uttarkashi found alive

Many areas in North India received rain on Monday while some stared at floods and landslides due to incessant downpour. In Uttar Pradesh, swollen rivers in the eastern districts have sent alarm bells ringing, forcing many people in several villages to seek shelter at safer places. The Ghaghra and Saryu in Gonda and Ayodhya, flowing above the danger mark, have forced residents of over a dozen villages to rush to safer places and some 2,000 people have taken shelter on the roadside.

Dehradun/Jammu: The ITBP and the local police on Sunday searched the remains of flattened homes for more bodies in rain-hit Uttarakhand where the toll due to relentless downpour reached 34.

Heart-wrenching scenes witnessed in Gangori, which bore the brunt of nature’s fury

Thirty one people were killed in the flash floods in Uttarakhand on Saturday and at least six missing from Gangori, which bore the brunt of nature’s fury. Heart-wrenching scenes were witnessed at Gangori, where the maximum number of deaths were reported, with relatives and villagers crying for help. Efforts were on to move about 700 Char Dham pilgrims stranded at various places to safer spots on foot, as the roads were completely damaged and the hostile weather was not allowing airlifting of the people.