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Uttarakhand gets its first City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur

Uttarakhand gets its first City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat inaugurated state's first ever City Gas Distribution (CGD) system at Rudrapur city in the Udham Singh Nagar district. Once operational, it...
Fox Light: Australian technology to prevent human-leopard conflict

Fox Light: Australian technology to prevent human-leopard conflict

In order to mitigate the increasing numbers of human-leopard conflict in Uttarakhand, Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) have come up with a solution that...
North India’s fertile due to Uttarakhand rivers: Yogi Adityanath

North India’s fertile due to Uttarakhand rivers: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that the credit for making the north Indian soil fertile goes to Uttarakhand and its rivers. The rivers such...
Polythene ban in Uttarakhand from July onwards

Polythene ban in Uttarakhand from July onwards

Uttarakhand government will implement Polythene ban from July onwards. Chief minister Trivendra Rawat has directed district magistrates in the state to make sure the polythene...
Major environment crisis in Uttarakhand not far away: Shekhar Pathak

Major environment crisis in Uttarakhand not far away: Shekhar Pathak

Noted historian and environmentalist Shekhar Pathak has expressed concern at the nature of development happening in the state of Uttarakhand. Government projects like Char Dham...
Authorities give green light to ropeway on Bhagirathi for Tapovan trek

Authorities give green light to ropeway on Bhagirathi for Tapovan trek

Much to the delight of mountaineers and trekkers, the authorities at Gangotri National Park has prepared a proposal for 120-meters manual ropeway to be constructed...
Initial results show rise in tiger population in Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Initial results show rise in tiger population in Rajaji Tiger Reserve

The initial results of the counting of tigers at Rajaji National Park have yielded positive results, according to the forest department. The officials have said...
Glaciers in Uttarakhand more sensitive to climate change: Scientists

Glaciers in Uttarakhand more sensitive to climate change: Scientists

A joint scientific research conducted by scientists at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) and IIT Kharagpur found out that the glaciers in Uttarakhand are...
Industries pollute Uttarakhand village in vicinity, NGT orders inspection

Industries pollute Uttarakhand village in vicinity, NGT orders inspection

National Green Tribunal (NGT) have taken the matter of pollution into consideration after a village in Uttarakhand filed a written complaint to the green court...
69 hectare of forest land gutted in Uttarakhand in past three weeks

69 hectare of forest land gutted in Uttarakhand in past three weeks

It's that time of the year again. With 81 incidents of forest fires already reported in the past 3 weeks, Uttarakhand has already lost 69...
BREAKING: Uttarakhand bans quarrying in Ganga and its tributaries

BREAKING: Uttarakhand bans quarrying in Ganga and its tributaries

Following an interim order by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Uttarakhand government banned quarrying in Ganga and its tributaries. The ban will remain in effect till...
NGT slaps Rs. 50,000 fine on Uttarakhand, Delhi for bio-hazard waste issue

NGT slaps Rs. 50,000 fine on Uttarakhand, Delhi for bio-hazard waste issue

National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Uttarakhand government for their failure to reply to the show cause notice...
5th Uttarakhand Spring Festival to be held in Dehradun, Haridwar

5th Uttarakhand Spring Festival to be held in Dehradun, Haridwar

The fifth Uttarakhand Spring Festival will take place from March 9-11 at two locations in the state - Thano reserved forest in the Dehradun district...
Not even 1% increase in the forest cover in Uttarakhand: FSI report

Not even 1% increase in the forest cover in Uttarakhand: FSI report

According to the latest report, Uttarakhand failed to record even 1% increase in the moderate forest cover. The 2017 Forest Survey of India (FSI) report...
Elegant Water Shrew found for the first time in Uttarakhand Himalayas

Elegant Water Shrew found for the first time in Uttarakhand Himalayas

Researchers and experts of Wildlife Institute of India (Dehradun) have located a new species of water shrew for the first time in Western Himalayas (Uttarakhand)....
Will restore Naini lake to its former glory at any cost: Uttarakhand Govt

Will restore Naini lake to its former glory at any cost: Uttarakhand Govt

The government of Uttarakhand is determined to not let famous Naini lake to dry up and would take stringent action for its protection. While addressing a...
Uttarakhand government seek Centre’s permission to axe pine trees at high altitude

Uttarakhand government seek Centre’s permission to axe pine trees at high altitude

The incumbent Uttarakhand government is seeking permission from the central government in cutting down pine trees at the higher altitude in the state. Uttarakhand CM...
NGT directs Uttarakhand Govt. to take steps to protect natural springs

NGT directs Uttarakhand Govt. to take steps to protect natural springs

National Green Tribunal (NGT) have ordered Uttarakhand government to take ensure protection and preservation of natural sings such as Gaurikund near Kedarnath which was completely...
Indian Institute of Petroleum to generate bio-fuel and oil from pine needles

Indian Institute of Petroleum to generate bio-fuel and oil from pine needles

Scientists at Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) will soon manufacture bio-fuel from the pine-needles (pirul in local parlance), making Uttarakhand first state the in the...
Swachh Dehradun: App that allows you send garbage pic, DMC to clear it within 48 hours

Swachh Dehradun: App that allows you send garbage pic, DMC to clear it within 48 hours

An app launched by Dehradun Municipal Cooperation (DMC) last month is slowly gaining popularity among the residents. Since its launch, the app has registered 140...