Tehri Garhwal District

  • NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Delhi Development Authority to ensure that farming of fruit and vegetables on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped and the area is restored into a biodiversity area. The trib...
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  • "An eternal life free of sins" is the promise that comes attached with the magnificent occasion of Kumbh Mela. The 2019 Ardh Kumbh that takes place once in six years is just around the corner. Starting January 15, crores of people from around the world will take a dip in the Triveni Sangam—the con...
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  • Sacred groves are undisturbed or preserved patches of vegetation or forested areas located on the outskirts of villages, towns or plains that are conserved by communities by dedicating them to local folk deities or ancestral spirits. Locals believe that these forests belong to deities and their dest...
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  • Lokesh Verma, a farmer from Nainital’s Chanfi village, says this is the third year in a row that he is bearing losses in agriculture. “I have lost around Rs 2 lakh and there’s a debt of Rs 70,000 to pay off. I grow strawberries, guavas and peas in my 15 bighas of land, but there is not enough ...
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  • Water Ministry launches a portal on the Ganga river The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched an exclusive website for the Ganga. The aim of this website is to involve the public in the gigantic task of Ganga rejuvenation. Through the Clean Ganga Portal,...
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  •  Visitors and the Uttarakhand Tourism Department liken the mountain to 'devbhoomi' or the heavens but it isn't often that a villager of the area echoes those sentiments. Most of them are weary of the unending struggle to live in harmony with those steep slopes that make all manner of infra...
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  • "We did everything ourselves", said the ebuillent Bhuvaneshwari Devi. "We took the cement up, carried the sand, everything! And we even told them where to place the tank"! She went on to narrate how the women's group of which she is a member, taught the men of the village that siting a tank in the s...
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  • Churerdhar, a mountain village in Uttarakhand suffered from a lack of safe potable water. Here, hand pumps used to dry up in the summer and a natural spring 1.5 km away from the cluster of homes that housed 300 people, was the only other source of water. That was its plight in 2002. Existing wa...
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  • I remember a farm pond that I once visited in Maharashtra. It shone like a square sapphire in that dry land, securely held by tall earth embankments. On the other side of one of those embankments was a parched and dying field. When I asked the farmer why it wasn't irrigated, he asked me to give him ...
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  • Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitationAll 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priorityLand near Tehri reservoir sinkingAs many as 80 villages ...
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  • Who needs farming for food?The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoirPetitioners argued that the...
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  • Locals oppose power projects on Siang riverExpecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bi...
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  • Water level in Tehri dam near danger mark The water level in the Tehri dam has been constantly rising this month, putting downstream cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh at a risk of flooding. This flails the Uttarakhand government's claims that the dam saved downstream cities from flooding in June w...
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  • Following floods in Uttarakhand, an MLA in the state asks for a case of treason against Murli Manohar Joshi, who cleared Tehri dam for seismicity in 2001, for arresting flow in the Ganga
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  • Throughout history, the Uttarakhand Himalayas have been a source of timber and water to the rest of the nation. However, this has led to severe depletion of resources in the state. Today, the mountain communities find it hard to meet their basic needs of fodder, fuel and water.There have been many s...
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  • Compiled by TN Anuradha and Nitya Jacob, Resource Persons and Deepika Anand and Sunetra Lala, Research Associates From Rama Narayanan, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai Posted 24 November 2011 The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation is working on an ...
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  • The report presents the preliminary results of a hydrological study in Danda watershed, a small hilly watershed located in Tehri-Garhwal, representative of the mountainous sub-humid agro-ecological region in the western Himalayas.Using an integrated approach of hydrologic instrumentation, field inve...
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  • The study attempts to quantify geomorphological characteristics, generate various thematic databases in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format and derive landuse information using remote sensing digital data for the Danda watershed in the Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Based on these it...
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  • This study by the National Institute of Hydrology deals with the geomorphologic & land use planning for Danda watershed in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttar Pradesh. It attempts to quantify geomorphological characteristics, generation of various thematic data base in GIS format, derivation of...
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NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

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Nothing represents India's environmental problems as well as The Ganga river. Polluted to the hilt and sucked dry by dams, the Ganga suffers as the government pays lip service to its clean-up.

"An eternal life free of sins" is the promise that comes attached with the magnificent occasion of Kumbh Mela. The 2019 Ardh Kumbh that takes place once in six years is just around the corner. Starting January 15, crores of people from around the world will take a dip in the Triveni Sangam—the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna. A lot of water will be required as devotees gather to bathe in the sacred river to wash their sins away. The waters for this will come from the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand. Tehri has been filled to the brim for Ardh Kumbh.

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A study from Uttarakhand finds that water from sacred groves conforms to all WHO standards of potability and is of better quality than water from surrounding areas.

Sacred groves are undisturbed or preserved patches of vegetation or forested areas located on the outskirts of villages, towns or plains that are conserved by communities by dedicating them to local folk deities or ancestral spirits.

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More than 1000 villages of the state are expected to be affected by a severe water crisis.

Lokesh Verma, a farmer from Nainital’s Chanfi village, says this is the third year in a row that he is bearing losses in agriculture. “I have lost around Rs 2 lakh and there’s a debt of Rs 70,000 to pay off. I grow strawberries, guavas and peas in my 15 bighas of land, but there is not enough water in the hills to irrigate crops properly,” he says.

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Water Ministry launches a portal on the Ganga river

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Indwalgaon in Uttarakhand harnessed available government resources to move from a water-deficit to a water-adequate state, thanks to its Pradhan Madanlal.

 Visitors and the Uttarakhand Tourism Department liken the mountain to 'devbhoomi' or the heavens but it isn't often that a villager of the area echoes those sentiments. Most of them are weary of the unending struggle to live in harmony with those steep slopes that make all manner of infrastructure difficult.

That is why the villagers of Indwal Grampanchayat come as a welcome change. 'Yeh to Jannat hain' one of them told me. "This is heaven".

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Galvanised by the formation of a Mahila Mangal Dal and by some training, these women in a small village in Uttarakhand design, construct and manage their own water sources and structures.

"We did everything ourselves", said the ebuillent Bhuvaneshwari Devi. "We took the cement up, carried the sand, everything! And we even told them where to place the tank"! She went on to narrate how the women's group of which she is a member, taught the men of the village that siting a tank in the stream will place it in danger of being washed away. It is better, they said, to place it beside the stream and further protect it with walls of rock.

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Churerdhar, a tiny mountain village, used solar energy to solve its drinking water problems.

Churerdhar, a mountain village in Uttarakhand suffered from a lack of safe potable water. Here, hand pumps used to dry up in the summer and a natural spring 1.5 km away from the cluster of homes that housed 300 people, was the only other source of water. That was its plight in 2002. 

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In a situation where 99 out of 100 farmers would've been stumped, Soban Singh waters his fields and inspires his fellow farmers using a tiny bit of seepage and a massive amount of perseverance.

I remember a farm pond that I once visited in Maharashtra. It shone like a square sapphire in that dry land, securely held by tall earth embankments. On the other side of one of those embankments was a parched and dying field. When I asked the farmer why it wasn't irrigated, he asked me to give him a pump.

"I can't do that", I said and pointed out that the total lift was only about 4 metres. Surely he could manage something like a human chain for watering, or get his bullocks to raise water? But no, he adamantly said, "Give me a pump". 

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Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitation

All 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priority

Land near Tehri reservoir sinking

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