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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...
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 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...
Nainital Lake gets a boon of life by Govt: Irrigation Department to revive the lake

Nainital Lake gets a boon of life by Govt: Irrigation Department to revive the lake

The ever so beautiful and serene, Naini Lake a "precious jewel of Kumaon" is one of the most popular tourist spots in Uttarakhand. Cradled in...
Good or Bad? You decide! Check out 9 key decisions by BJP government in your Uttarakhand in 2 months

Good or Bad? You decide! Check out 9 key decisions by BJP government in your Uttarakhand in 2 months

The newly elected BJP government have completed two months at the helm of Uttarakhand governance. Winning absolute majority, BJP formed government in April 2017 and vowed to...
Shocking News! Drinking water shortage in more than 17,000 villages in Uttarakhand

Shocking News! Drinking water shortage in more than 17,000 villages in Uttarakhand

The latest report of National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) revealed a grave situation of drinking water shortage in Uttarakhand. Out of 39,202 villages in Uttarakhand, only...
Uttarakhand sees a major reshuffle with transfers of several IAS and IPS Officers

Uttarakhand sees a major reshuffle with transfers of several IAS and IPS Officers

Government takes away onus from the Chief Secretary while Om Prakash, while the stature of the Upper Chief Secretary has been raised On Monday the...
Government to decrease the price of Petrol and Diesel, no cess to be charged

Government to decrease the price of Petrol and Diesel, no cess to be charged

The Uttarakhand state cabinet on Thursday unanimously agreed to not charge cess on the sale of petrol and diesel. This will make Petrol cheaper by...
Overhead Power Lines in Dehradun to go underground soon

Overhead Power Lines in Dehradun to go underground soon

The government has chalked out plans for providing power supply to around 1.25 lakh families in the coming 1.5 years.  Under Pandit Deendayal Gram Jyoti...
GST Bill to be passed in assembly today, Uttarakhand becomes 6th Indian state to do so

GST Bill to be passed in assembly today, Uttarakhand becomes 6th Indian state to do so

Uttarakhand government tabled the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the assembly on Monday, which is expected to be passed today. The 2-hour assembly...
State Government declares Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh as Metropolitan Cities

State Government declares Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh as Metropolitan Cities

The State Government has declared the three most populated regions of Uttarakhand namely Dehradun, Haridwar and Tehri district’s partial areas as ‘Dehradun-Haridwar metropolitan city. This...