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CC (2006.7.27): Uttaranchal: Depleting pasturelands

By Nitin Sethi for Down to Earth The leaders and organisers of the meet realise that nothing short of a mass movement will revive the khark Simar pasture in Dudhatoli forest division, Chamoli district of Uttaranchal, appears sparkling fresh. The memorial to Chandra Singh Garhwali…

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Kunwar Prasoon, Veteran Activist & Journalist is No More

Uttarakhand Solidarity Network mourns the loss of Kunwar Prasoon, one of the leading lights of Uttarakhand’s many social movements. His life-long dedication to the cause of his people extended to all areas including his ground breaking expose (along with Sunil Kainthola) on bonded labour and…

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The Hindu (2006.7.14): Sowing seeds of inspiration

By Kanchi Kohli Beej Bachao Andolan (BBA) has its home in the beautiful Hemwalghati, in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttaranchal. Let me share with you why it continues to be a source of motivation for many of us. BBA is a small but strong-willed…

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UKD protests revisions to BPL list

Dehradun (July 10): The UKD staged a sit-in in front of Dehradun SDM’s residence and promised to gherao the chief minister to protest extensive omissions in newly revised BPL lists. These omissions as well as the transcription of the list into roman characters threatens to…

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Smt Suman Lata Bhadola Sad Demise

A prayer meeting in memory of Smt Suman Lata Bhadola will be held on June 23, 2006 at Garhwal Bhawan in New Delhi at 11:00 AM. First Woman leader to be arrested for Uttarakhand movement and former Chair of UP Social Welfare Board Smt Suman…

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FE (2006.6.20): Uttaranchal will not allow GM crops, says CM

ASHOK B SHARMA, Financial Express Tuesday, June 20, 2006 NEW DELHI, JUNE 19: Chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari has assured the leaders of Bharatiya Kissan Union (BKU) that he will not allow cultivation of any transgenic crop, with a view to protecting the image of…

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BS (2006.6.20): Firms must follow labour laws: Uttaranchal minister

Business Standard / Dehra Dun June 20, 2006 “If there is a complaint (from Industry), we will take action.” Uttaranchal Labour Minister Hira Singh Bist said this at an interactive session between government representatives and the Indian Industry Association (IIA), Uttaranchal, today. Bist urged Industry…

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Moneylenders Attack Kisan Sabha Activists

People’s Democracy, Vol. XXX No. 25 June 18, 2006 MONEYLENDERS turned land mafias resorted to yet another attack on Kisan Sabha leaders and activists, including large number of women in Shakti Farm under Sitarganj block in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. This attack on…

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DTE (2006.6.15): Almora's dying waterbodies

Almora sees springs vanish, river die Bidisha kumar / CSE Almora in Uttranchal is facing an acute water crisis, which has been exacerbated by rapid, unplanned urban growth and the mismanagement of vital natural resources that has led to the drying up of natural sources…

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NDTV (2006.6.5): Farmers turn to organic farming

Monday, June 5, 2006 (Dehradun): Dubbed the slow food movement, organic farming is the concept behind the Go Green mantra these days. It is food that’s grown with only natural resources like manure, vermicompost and the likes, instead of chemicals and pesticides that are generally…

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