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A fiery summer in Uttarakhand

After a couple of years of relative calm, fires have again ravaged the forests of Uttarakhand this summer. More blazes were reported and more forest area affected this season than the past two years put together, as an unusually hot and dry summer turned the…

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Negi makes barren land come alive

In 40 years, 87-year-old Narain Singh Negi has sprouted eight forests in 27 hectares Neena Sharma Tribune News Service Dehradun, November 13 Nestled between large barren mountains at San Kot village in Chamoli is a man-made community forest – a labour of love – created…

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Timber mafia’s ”brazen defiance” brought to Nishank’s notice

Aligarh, Jul 16 (PTI) Environmental groups have written a memorandum to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank drawing his attention to the “brazen defiance” of the timber mafia in the hill state after alleged attempts to murder an activist and his family. President of the…

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Timber mafia still operative in Pauri Garhwal

JP Dabral of Himalayan Chipko Foundation has filed several PILs in Supreme Court of India exposing the misuse of Hak hakook system and the nexus between the forest department officials and the timber mafia. In two such matters the Ministry of Environment & Forests has…

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Trees trek higher, eat into Bedini Bugyal

Daily Pioneer, June 11, 2010 Paritosh Kimothi | Dehradun Though climatic change is associated more with the fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas, some of the high-altitude alpine meadows or bugyals of Uttarakhand also seem to have been affected by the global climatic changes. A study…

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Uttarakhand to restrict tourists in eco-sensitive zones

Shishir Prashant / Business Standard / New Delhi / Dehra Dun May 03, 2010, 0:27 IST Gangotri, Valley of Flowers and other highly eco-sensitive zones of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand may be becoming hot sites on the tourist map. But the Uttarakhand government now…

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‘Sacred groves’ falsify govt contention

In Garhwal and Kumaon, numerous large and small patches of forests are protected and preserved as “sacred groves” by communities. Villagers, through ‘divine sanction’, are stopped from harming any vegetation in these groves. It is utterly wrong to blame the recent forest fires in the…

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Bhojpatra on verge of extinction

D H News Service, Dehra Dun: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Bhojpatra, a unique tree having tremendous medicinal qualities, is on the verge of extinction at Gangotri forests in Uttarakhand thanks to its massive uprooting. Compounding the problem, thousands of Kanwarias, pouring into Gangotri to collect…

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India honours saviour of Valley of Flowers

Posted: 23 Jul 2007 by Neeta Lal Every year some 600,000 pilgrims make their way through the Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalayas, and until recently, left behind a trail of garbage. Now the Valley and the adjoining Nanda Devi National Park has been…

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NDTV: Uttarakhand’s green man inspires many

Tania Saili Bakshi NDTV, Tuesday, June 5, 2007 (Garhwal) Environment activist Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani has single-handedly regenerated once-barren hills in and around Pujargaon in Uttarakhand into lush green forests. Nestled deep in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand the Pujar village echoes with the voice of…

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