Almora

In times of heightened interest in migration and migrants, a lecture deals with key issues underpinning it.

Uttarakhand’s rural areas are marked by massive outflux of people and it is believed that rural migration may alter the state’s political geography. A comparison between the census data of 2001 and 2011 indicates a very slow decadal growth of population in most of the mountain districts of the state with Almora and Pauri Garhwal showing an absolute decline in the population.

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How technology enables monitoring and evaluation, or comparative analysis of developmental data from village to state level.

Developments in geographical information systems (GIS) in India, both in policy and law, have thus far empowered to a greater extent government and business at national and regional level. The real challenge in this sector is to extend this technology to local communities for self-governance and to enable them to participate on an equal footing in regional and national development.

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Despite controversies around the Pancheshwar dam proposal and the panic it is creating among the villages around, the project is progressing fast.

River Mahakali snakes its way through the hills and valleys of Nepal and Uttaranchal, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way. Also known as Sharda in India, the river forms the international boundary between India and Nepal. The river has, of late, become a cause of disagreement between the state and the people due to the widespread community opposition to a proposed dam on it at Pancheshwar.

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Daily rainfall data of Kausani, block Takula, District Almora, Uttarakhand. The data has been recorded by Mr. David Hopkins at his own weather station out of curiosity and interest in the subject.

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My house plot is 7200 sqft. I would like to construct a rainwater harvesting system for the same and would like to ascertain the costs and materials required for the same. I would like to collect the water harvested in a underground tank of about 24 sq.ft

To construct rainwater harvesting system, what are the materials required to construct this and an approximate cost for the same? I would also like to learn more about subsidies or assistance offered by the Uttarakhand Government for the same.

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