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Good News! New forest to grow on excavated debris during Karnprayag railway project

Good News! New forest to grow on excavated debris during Karnprayag railway project

The ambitious Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway project in Uttarakhand will set an example for environmental conservation in years to come. During the laying down of 126-km of...
Clean Ganga Project: Germany to offer Rs. 900 crore to Uttarakhand

Clean Ganga Project: Germany to offer Rs. 900 crore to Uttarakhand

In order to assist Uttarakhand in its ambitious task of cleaning the River Ganges, German government has decided in pitch in with a financial assistance...
Cleanliness survey: CM Rawat to reward 3 cities if they make it into top 50

Cleanliness survey: CM Rawat to reward 3 cities if they make it into top 50

In order to encourage local governments to work religiously towards the cleanliness in their respective cities, towns and villages; Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has...
UDAN Scheme: Govt. to start cheaper helicopter services to start in Uttarakhand

UDAN Scheme: Govt. to start cheaper helicopter services to start in Uttarakhand

In order to provide benefits of the UDAN scheme to the hill states where there aren't adequate flights and airports, the government has decided to...
Encouraging Science: 10 Uttarakhand schools selected for Atal Tinkering Lab scheme

Encouraging Science: 10 Uttarakhand schools selected for Atal Tinkering Lab scheme

In order to inculcate a sense of curiosity and wonder, the NITI Aayog has selected 10 schools from Uttarakhand, where laboratories pertaining to practical aspects...
After 9 years, 2-km long Chaka-Budoli road in Rudraprayag district is still incomplete

After 9 years, 2-km long Chaka-Budoli road in Rudraprayag district is still incomplete

In another instance of negligence by the administration and governments in Uttarakhand, a 2-km road from Chaka to Budoli in Rudraprayag still awaits completion - even after 9 years....
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali comes to govt’s aid, to purchase farm produce worth 1,000 crore

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali comes to govt’s aid, to purchase farm produce worth 1,000 crore

Yoga guru Swami Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. will work in conjunction with Uttarakhand government to to promote organic farming, tourism and producing medicinal herbal plants in...
Govt to bring ‘Uttarakhand Heritage Act’ to preserve heritage sites and buildings

Govt to bring ‘Uttarakhand Heritage Act’ to preserve heritage sites and buildings

Uttarakhand government is set to bring a legislation which will include the preservation and restoration of historical monuments and buildings that are not already a part...
Himalayan Meet 2017: Govt to invite all Himalayan state CMs, PM Modi to be chief guest

Himalayan Meet 2017: Govt to invite all Himalayan state CMs, PM Modi to be chief guest

Uttarakhand government is preparing to make the upcoming Himalayan Meet 2017 a memorable for all the Himalayan states. On Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat's initiative, the...
Farmers in Uttarakhand to get loan @ 2% interest rate from September

Farmers in Uttarakhand to get loan @ 2% interest rate from September

In a BJP party workers conference held in Khatima, CM Trivendra Rawat announced that the government will start a scheme from September that will provide...
Fisheries projects started in Almora and Uttarkashi districts for underprivileged women

Fisheries projects started in Almora and Uttarkashi districts for underprivileged women

In order to encourage fisheries as a means of income in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand, the state government have started pilot fisheries project in...
Uttarakhand Govt to retire unproductive and incompetent officials above 50 years of age

Uttarakhand Govt to retire unproductive and incompetent officials above 50 years of age

Uttarakhand government, under the aegis of CM Trivendra Rawat, has ordered to retire inefficient and lazy officials who are more than 50 years old. Following the...
Govt. to hike grants to freedom fighters, DM to hear public grievances first Tuesday of each month

Govt. to hike grants to freedom fighters, DM to hear public grievances first Tuesday of each month

The Uttarakhand government have unanimously decided to hike the grants to freedom fighters for their granddaughters' marriage from Rs 4,000 to Rs 50,000. The decision came...
100 Days of BJP Government: CM to set up commission to stop migration from the hills

100 Days of BJP Government: CM to set up commission to stop migration from the hills

With the completion of BJP government's 100 days of governance in Uttarakhand, CM Trivendra Rawat announced the set up of commission to prevent migration from...
U’khand HC declares Monthly Payments, Reservations in Govt. Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

U’khand HC declares Monthly Payments, Reservations in Govt. Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

Uttarakhand High Court brought a ray of hope in the life of the acid attack victims. The court issued several directions for the rehabilitation of...
Around 65 villages, 4000 Toks still bereft of electricity in Uttarakhand

Around 65 villages, 4000 Toks still bereft of electricity in Uttarakhand

Since the inception of Uttarakhand 17 years ago, around 65 villages and more than 4,000 Toks (units smaller than villages) are deprived of electricity and...
Cold Storage Rooms to be introduced in hills for Uttarakhand farmers

Cold Storage Rooms to be introduced in hills for Uttarakhand farmers

The government has finally decided to resolve the problems of the poor farmers of Uttarakhand and to develop agricultural schemes in the state, for which...
Uttarakhand’s Addiction-free Villages to get Rs 1 lakh: Dhan Singh

Uttarakhand’s Addiction-free Villages to get Rs 1 lakh: Dhan Singh

State Cooperative Minister, Dhan Singh Rawat recently announced that Uttarakhand's addiction free villages will get Rs 1 lakh for its development and Rs 11,000 will...
Uttarakhand Govt. tables 40,000 crore budget for fiscal year 2017-18

Uttarakhand Govt. tables 40,000 crore budget for fiscal year 2017-18

BJP-led Uttarakhand government tabled the state budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 in the assembly on Thursday. Finance minster Prakash Pant believes the 40,000 crore...
Government transfers 23 IAS officers, including Kumaon commissioner who investigated NH 74 scam

Government transfers 23 IAS officers, including Kumaon commissioner who investigated NH 74 scam

Uttarakhand government transferred 23 IAS officers including whistleblower Kumaon commissioner D Senthil Pandiyan, who unearthed the NH-74 scam worth of Rs. 300 crore. This decision have raised...