The government's decision to declare a 135 km stretch of the Ganga from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi an eco-sensitive zone has not gone down well with the construction lobby which was hoping to make huge profits from the hydropower projects to be constructed on the river.

Following the ministry of environment & forests decision to abandon three large hydro-power projects, which included Loharinag Pala

New Delhi: In a significant step, the Centre has given in-principle nod for declaring the 135-km stretch of the Ganga between Gaumukh and Uttarkashi as an eco-sensitive zone seeking specific activities to protect the rich biodiversity of the region.

The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) in its meeting held on Monday also approved discontinuation of three hydro projects

The Prime Minister-headed National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has given a green signal for declaring the 130-km area between Gomukh and Uttarkashi as the

The government on Monday decided to discontinue three hydro projects on the river Ganga. While work is yet to begin on the 381-Mw Bhaironghati and 480-Mw Pala Maneri projects, considerable work has already been done at NTPC

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.

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During their three

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NEW DELHI: Faced with a wave of religious sentiment about the Ganga, as well as activists clamouring about environment damage, the government has reversed its position on the Loharinag Pala hydel project.

DEHRA DUN: Rhododendrons are in full bloom all over the Chakrata hills, surprising many, including scientists, as they usually flower in March-April only.

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Two hydroelectric projects on Bhagirathi river called off

Chief Minister asks Centre to give free power to the State as compensation

In a bid to create awareness about holy Ganga river and to make it pollution-free, hundreds of BJP workers under the leadership of MLA and parliament secretary Gopal Rawat, carried out a drive to clean the banks of Ganga River in Uttarkashi. The Panchayat has also decided to impose penalty on violators, who will dump garbage in Ganga, so that they would be able to achieve their mission.