To improve the greenery across the state, Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC) has formed junior Ecological Task Force (ETF), a group of “green volunteers” consisting of over 200 students. To be trained in planting trees and transferring their knowledge to others, the volunteers are formed on the lines...
To evaluate the energy efficiency and performance of public waterworks and sewerage systems in seven cities in Uttarakhand, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will conduct an energy audit under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). After the audit, those equipments that under-perform will be replaced with...
Tiger population in Uttarakhand showed huge increase, the forest department's phase IV monitoring results for the year 2016-17 shows. The number of tigers in Corbett Tiger Reserve increased from 163 in 2015 to 208 adult tigers and six cubs, marking an addition of 45 tigers. In Rajaji Tiger Reserve, the increase...
The Corbett national park would not extend the contract of a private company that provided the expensive electronic surveillance system in the park that has over 200 tigers. The system called third eye, with thermal imaging and infrared cameras, will be replaced with a viable technology, reported the Hindustan Times. A...
To draw attention to the issue of migration in the region, a group of volunteers have been painting the walls of houses in Saur village of Tehri district in Uttarakhand using Garhwal and Mughal art forms. The unique initiative named the Wise Wall Project, led by 25-year-old Deepak Ramola has...
The Supreme court has put on hold the Uttarakhand High Court judgment that gave the river Ganga a living entity status and same legal rights as that of a person, after it was challenged by the Uttarakhand state government. The HC judgement had made the director general of Namami Gange...
The Uttarakhand High Court has prohibited the state government from buying any luxurious items till it fixes poor facilities at schools. The court ordered this after the state failed to abide by a court order in November last year, on a Public Interest Litigation, to provide necessary amenities in all...
The government has adopted two villages in the bank of River Ganga, Veerpur Khurd in Dehradun and Mala in Pauri Garhwal to make them model Ganga villages. They are adopted by the Union Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation in association with GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance). These two villages will...

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