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7 Northern states including Uttarakhand join hands against drugs

7 Northern states including Uttarakhand join hands against drugs

In a fight against narcotic drugs, northern states on Monday unanimously decided to set up common secretariat to be based in Panchkula near Chandigarh. The states...
Nmami Gange: 16 out of 31 sewage treatment plants completed in Uttarakhand

Nmami Gange: 16 out of 31 sewage treatment plants completed in Uttarakhand

Sixteen out of 31 sewage treatment plants (STPs) sanctioned under the Nmami Gange project have been completed in Uttarakhand, according the Union government. In a...
Smart meters for electricity in Uttarakhand to stop power theft

Smart meters for electricity in Uttarakhand to stop power theft

In order to resolve the issues of power thefts and non-payment of bills, the Uttarakhand Power Cooperation Limited (UPCL) will soon install smart meters in...
Only 28% people have full-time employment in Uttarakhand: Survey

Only 28% people have full-time employment in Uttarakhand: Survey

Only 28.46% of the total population in Uttarakhand have full-time employment while 14.30 % of the population have part-time employment. The illiterate population lags far...
Integrated township project near Gairsain receives green light

Integrated township project near Gairsain receives green light

Uttarakhand government has decided to set up a sprawling integrated township at Bharari- sain, few kilometers away from Gairsain. The decision by the government takes...
UPCL to provide electricity to 97,000 unlit homes in Kumaon region

UPCL to provide electricity to 97,000 unlit homes in Kumaon region

In a survey conducted by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), it has been found out that close to 97,000 homes in four districts in Kumaon...
Uttarakhand rolls out hot air balloons, free WiFi services to remote areas

Uttarakhand rolls out hot air balloons, free WiFi services to remote areas

In order to take forward the Digital India mission, Uttarakhand government launched free WiFi services with the help of aerostats  to provide internet services in...
How Uttarakhand’s Tipli village and its weather station revived agriculture

How Uttarakhand’s Tipli village and its weather station revived agriculture

In Uttarakhand, migration from the hills is one of the major issues that has resulted in thousands of villages without a single person. The arbitrary...
Government remove 2.5% mandi tax on ‘pudina’ to encourage its cultivation

Government remove 2.5% mandi tax on ‘pudina’ to encourage its cultivation

Uttarakhand cabinet has unanimously decided to abolish the 2.5% Mandi Tax on the peppermint (pudina) to encourage its cultivation as an cash crop. With this,...
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...
ITBP launches schemes to check forced migration in Uttarakhand

ITBP launches schemes to check forced migration in Uttarakhand

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) that guards the Indo-China border will soon launch various schemes to boost the livelihood of locals living in border villages...
ONGC to provide Rs.10 crore for widening Gaurikund-Kedarnath route

ONGC to provide Rs.10 crore for widening Gaurikund-Kedarnath route

The public sector oil giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has agreed to provide a sum of Rs. 10 crore under its corporate social...
Uttarakhand to give dairy farming sector a boost under M-TRAC project

Uttarakhand to give dairy farming sector a boost under M-TRAC project

In order to improve the dwindling dairy farming sector in the state, Uttarakhand government is set to take steps to increase farmer's income with the...
Uttarakhand receives 20 cost-effective electric cars from government-owned EESL

Uttarakhand receives 20 cost-effective electric cars from government-owned EESL

In the first phase to reduce pollution levels, Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL) handed over 20 e-cars to the Uttarakhand government. EESL is an Government...
Uttarakhand university develops a new device to prevent drunk driving

Uttarakhand university develops a new device to prevent drunk driving

Uttarakhand Residential University in Almora and Haldwani-based RI Instruments and Innovation India have jointly developed a device which will help in preventing cases of drunk...
2nd mega food park in Uttarakhand, to benefit around 25,000 farmers

2nd mega food park in Uttarakhand, to benefit around 25,000 farmers

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently inaugurated the second mega park in Uttarakhand. An over 50-acre Himalayan Mega Food Park Private Ltd...
Start Up Yatra reaches Uttarakhand, searching for entrepreneurship talent

Start Up Yatra reaches Uttarakhand, searching for entrepreneurship talent

With an objective to foster entrepreneurship across small cities in India, Startup India Yatra van has reached its fourth state - Uttarakhand. The van will...
NGT orders Stay on Char Dham All Weather Road project

NGT orders Stay on Char Dham All Weather Road project

National Green Tribunal (NGT) have issued a stay order on the various construction work that is taking place in Uttarakhand under the Char Dham All...
Homestay Scheme in Uttarakhand to encourage rural tourism

Homestay Scheme in Uttarakhand to encourage rural tourism

In order to improve the rural economy in the state and provide livelihood to the people, Uttarakhand government has given green signal to the ambitious...
Saubhagya scheme to launch statewide in Uttarakhand on March 9

Saubhagya scheme to launch statewide in Uttarakhand on March 9

Government of India's newly introduced SAUBHAGYA scheme - which aims to ensure electrification to all the willing households in rural as well as urban areas...