On BSP founder Kanshiram’s fifth death anniversary, Chief Minister Mayawati unveiled 484 development projects worth Rs 6,035 crore at a programme organised at Kanshiram Smarak Sthal on VIP road tod

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in eastern Uttar Pradesh leaving 28 people dead, while the water level in major rivers is rising.

While 18 people were killed in incidents of wall and house collapse in Jaupur district, 10 deaths were reported from Mirzapur district which received 120 mm and 150 mm respectively since Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

LUCKNOW: With an aim to bringing the focus on rivers and those who live on their banks, a group of six men and women from different countries is on an expedition across the Gomti.

OUR BUREAU New Delhi A test conducted on samples of water of the Ganges, lifted at nine sites, has revealed that it is not fit for use even in farming, let alone for human use.

The Delhi- based Shriram Institute for Industrial Research and STAR News carried out the research by lifting samples from sites as diverse as Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Malda in West Bengal and compared them with sample

The quality of river water is an area of concern in Uttar Pradesh, if the State of Environment report, 2010 is to be believed. The report, released on Sunday by directorate of environment, UP, reveals that between 2004 and 2008, water quality indicators in many cases are negative.

New Delhi: At least 56 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar when severe dust storm, accompanied by rain and thundershowers, lashed some parts of the states on Wednesday evening, according to AIR.

In Uttar Pradesh, at least 30 people were killed in cyclonic storm that hit several districts of eastern UP.

The National Advisory Council, led by Sonia Gandhi, declared that it would have nothing to do with the drafting of the Lokpal Bill now that a joint committee of the government and activists is working on it.

But at a meeting on Thursday, the NAC unveiled the blueprint of a more ambitious and

Planting trees outside forests will be an additional source of raising forest cover. However, there is large disparity within the farmer communities for tree planting at their farm at regional scale. This study has considered addressing the issue of adaptation of tree planting in two regions of UP for comparison. These are the western region with high density of tree plantation at farm; and Eastern region with low density.

Air pollution recieves one of the prime concern in India, primarily due to rapid economic growth, industrialization and urbanization with associated increase in energy demands. Lacks of implementation of environmental
regulations are contributing to the bad air quality of most of the Indian cities. Air pollutants produced in any air shed are not completely confined, but at time trespassing all the geographical boundaries, hence donot remain only a
problem of urban centres, but spread and affect remote rural areas supporting large productive agricultural land.

Polluting industries along a 500-km stretch of the Ganga between Kannauj and Varanasi might soon face the axe.