NGT pulls up UP, Uttarakhand on rising pollution in Ramganga

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments over rising pollution in river Ganga's tributary Ramganga and asked them to apprise it about the steps taken to prevent discharge of effluents in the water body.

Private educational institutions to get land for schools in hill areas of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government will provide land on lease to reputed private educational institutions to help them open schools in the hill areas.

NGT slams Uttarakhand govt over use of polythene bags in Haridwar

 The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the Uttarakhand government over non- compliance of its orders in the pilgrimage town of Haridwar including on the ban on use of polythene bags.

Official involved in controversial CD removed as PS to Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Under fire over a sting video purportedly showing Chief Minister Harish Rawat's personal secretary negotiating a bribery deal with a middleman for liquor licences, Uttarakhand government has removed the official from the post.

Uttarakhand govt launches call centre for forest-related complaints

The Uttarakhand government today launched 'Forest Friend' call centre at Ramnagar here for quick disposal of complaints pertaining to forest offences and conservation of the Himalayan state's bio-diversity.

Uttarakhand sets up committee to check human-animal conflict

The Uttarakhand government has decided to set up a high-level committee to check rising incidents of human-animal conflict in areas adjacent to forest areas and suggest a mechanism to curb it, an official said on Thursday.

Green tribunal notice over rafting camps in Uttarakhand
Green tribunal notice over rafting camps in Uttarakhand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought an explanation from the central and Uttarakhand governments over rafting activities in Rishikesh, an official said on Monday.

Uttarakhand govt to give pension to statehood agitationists

Uttarakhand government has announced that it will give pension to statehood agitationists aged over 60 years and enact a law in the state Assembly granting 10 per cent reservation to their kin in government jobs.

U`khand govt ignored NRSA report: Environmentalist

Noted environmentalist and Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt on Sunday said had the government taken the report seriously "destruction in and around Kedarnath shrine would have been much less horrific".

Gujarat govt offers Rs 2 crore to Uttarakhand

Gujarat government on Wednesday offered a financial assistance of Rs 2 crore to rain-ravaged Uttarakhand for relief and rescue operations.

Uttarakhand gets Rs 39 cr for disaster management

Uttarakhand government has released Rs 39 crore for disaster management in view of the state`s extreme vulnerability to natural calamities during monsoon.

Crisis in Vijay Bahuguna govt in Uttarakhand

Crisis in Vijay Bahuguna government in Uttarakhand deepened with five disgruntled Congress MLAs boycotting a meeting convened by him.

BJP demands resignation of Uttarakhand government

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank on Thursday charged the Vijay Bahuguna government with shielding criminals.

Uttarakhand govt reduces VAT on diesel

With an eye on the October 10 Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll, Uttarakhand government on Friday reduced the VAT on diesel prices by 60 paise per litre.

BJP alleges secret deal behind sugar mills’ decision

BJP alleged that the Uttarakhand government had entered into a "secret deal" with businessmen to run four sugar mills on a Private Public Partnership mode.

IAS officer appointed as VC, comes under fire from BJP

Uttarakhand government has appointed an IAS officer and former chief secretary Subhash Kumar as new vice chancellor of prestigious G B Pant Agriculture University.

Uttarakhand to invite industry players for fresh investment

Uttarakhand government will invite top IT players and industrialists to invest in the hill state.

Prepare monthly action plan: CS to officials

State Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain has directed officials of planning department to prepare monthly action plans to achieve set targets.

U`khand govt transfers five SDMs

In an administrative reshuffle, the Uttarakhand government on Wednesday transferred five sub- divisional magistrates, official said.

Bahuguna govt presents vote-on-account

Uttarakhand govt presented a vote-on-account of Rs 7018.65 crore in the state
Assembly for the first four months of the next financial year.