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Nmami Gange Project: Indian Army’s Eco Task Force to assist in cleaning Ganges

Nmami Gange Project: Indian Army’s Eco Task Force to assist in cleaning Ganges

The central government's ambitious Nmami Gange Project - which aims at cleaning the river Ganges - has gotten a major boost with the assistance of...
Amar Ujala’s ‘Save Gagas River’ campaign starts off in Almora, Uttarakhand

Amar Ujala’s ‘Save Gagas River’ campaign starts off in Almora, Uttarakhand

The 'Save Gagas River' campaign - an Amar Ujala initiative - has been flagged off at Almora on Monday.  The 10-km awareness walk started from...
Centre unhappy with HC’s order of giving human status to Ganga river, approaches SC

Centre unhappy with HC’s order of giving human status to Ganga river, approaches SC

Facing problems in implementing the administrative orders after bestowing the title of a ‘living human entity’ to Ganga River, the Centre has moved the Supreme...
Search for the threatened Finn’s weaver begins in Uttarakhand

Search for the threatened Finn’s weaver begins in Uttarakhand

The threatened Finn’s weaver bird (Ploceus megarhynchus) also known as “peeli baya” among the locals is being searched in Uttarakhand. The Forest Department along with...
Over 13,000 hectares of forest land still left for afforestation, Forest Department takes no notice

Over 13,000 hectares of forest land still left for afforestation, Forest Department takes no notice

While the Uttarakhand government is urging the Centre to sanction green bonus to take care of the forests and its resources, forest department has been careless...
World Bank aid: Uttarakhand to spend Rs. 700 crore/year on forest conservation

World Bank aid: Uttarakhand to spend Rs. 700 crore/year on forest conservation

With the generous grant from World Bank, the Uttarakhand government will be able to spend around Rs. 700 crore each year towards forest conservation and its...
Monsoon to arrive a week before in Uttarakhand

Monsoon to arrive a week before in Uttarakhand

The parched souls tired of being tossed by the blazing heat of the sun can now take a sigh of relief, as monsoon will arrive...
PM Modi lauds Maiti Movement of Uttarakhand, writes letter to Kalyan Singh

PM Modi lauds Maiti Movement of Uttarakhand, writes letter to Kalyan Singh

Due to the growing concrete jungles and the clouds of smoke emitted by the vehicles, the climatic conditions have drastically changed over the years. Now...
Padamshree recipient Anil Joshi to be bestowed with Biotechnology Development Award

Padamshree recipient Anil Joshi to be bestowed with Biotechnology Development Award

Environmentalist and Padam Shree recipient Dr. Anil Joshi will be awarded the prestigious Biotechnology Development Award by the Biotechnology Department of Ministry of Science and Technology....
Indian Forest Service: Vaibhav Singh only person to passout from Uttarakhand cadre

Indian Forest Service: Vaibhav Singh only person to passout from Uttarakhand cadre

From working in his brother's NGO that take care of forest and wildlife to becoming an Indian Forest Service official, the life of Vaibhav Singh have...
Char Dham Highway Project once again on the radar of NGT

Char Dham Highway Project once again on the radar of NGT

The Centre’s highly ambitious Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna is yet again on the radar of the National Green Tribunal. Against the guideline of Uttarkashi's...
Among the Himalayan regions, Uttrakhand lags behind in cleanliness quotient

Among the Himalayan regions, Uttrakhand lags behind in cleanliness quotient

In the Swachh Survekshan survey conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Uttarakhand has lagged behind in terms of cleanliness while other Himalayan states have...
Ganga receives its first legal notice from Uttarakhand High Court

Ganga receives its first legal notice from Uttarakhand High Court

Conferred with the status of being a separate human entity on March 20, 2017, the holy Ganga river has received its first legal notice from...
Unregulated chopper operations disturbing the Wildlife at Kedarnath Sanctuary

Unregulated chopper operations disturbing the Wildlife at Kedarnath Sanctuary

The unregulated chopper operations are causing great harm to the wildlife at the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary as many animal species including the musk deer and...
Corbett National Park’s New Route to open from Kotdwar

Corbett National Park’s New Route to open from Kotdwar

Forest Minister, Dr Harak Singh Rawat said that for boosting tourism in the state two new gates of Corbett National Park will be opened at...
Wake Up Call for Uttarakhand as 50% hilly rivers have dried up in the past 5 decades

Wake Up Call for Uttarakhand as 50% hilly rivers have dried up in the past 5 decades

The pristine river bodies meandering through the jagged terrains of Uttarakhand are witnessing a blow of the climate change as from past five decades, more...
With 4,000 plants the Students of Kot Talla made their own Nursery at School

With 4,000 plants the Students of Kot Talla made their own Nursery at School

In the age of watching their favourite cartoon shows on TV, the tiny toddlers of State Primary School Kot Talla have stunned everybody by giving...
Two Elephant calves mowed to death by speeding Ranikhet Express

Two Elephant calves mowed to death by speeding Ranikhet Express

After the unfortunate death of an elephant which was hit by an electric shock at Ramnagar Forest Department’s Kosi range, another hapless event was recorded...
U’khand Govt. Plans to form a Special Task Force of Youth to Protect Himalayas

U’khand Govt. Plans to form a Special Task Force of Youth to Protect Himalayas

Vijendra Rawat, the patron of the Shiv Sena Institution in Uttarkashi said that to save the Himalayas, a special multipurpose task force is needed. On...
Plastic no longer an Eyesore: Road Construction in Uttarakhand begins with Plastic

Plastic no longer an Eyesore: Road Construction in Uttarakhand begins with Plastic

Plastic menace has become a major problem for the entire world as it takes more than 450 years for a single plastic bottle to degrade...