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'Hamari Virasat' focuses on impact of globalisation

By Dr Shailesh Upreti Garhwal Post, 18 February 2008 Dehradun, 17 Feb: “Uttarakhand and Globalisation: Challenges for Sustainable Development” was the topic of a seminar “Hamari Virasat” held, recently, at the Press Club of India, New Delhi. The annual magazine of CUMP (Creative Uttarakhand Myor…

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Protecting rivers, Almora women show the way

Laxmi Ashram takes up the challenge to create awareness 2008 declared “Save the Rivers Year” By Aarti Dhar The Hindu, 27 Jan 2008 NEW DELHI: Global warming, climate change and environmental degradation are terms experts discuss on international fora. Women in Almora district of Uttarakhand…

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Women oppose construction of dams on sacred rivers

Garhwal Post, 10 January 2008 Dehradun, 9 Jan: On the ninth day of the “Save the Rivers Campaign”, activists in the Mandakini valley addressed two important meetings in Rampur and Tilawara. Women turned up in large numbers to attend these meetings. The padayatra started from…

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Padyatra 1st Week: Most Hydel projects would leave villagers high & dry

Garhwal Post 8 January 2008 By our staff reporter Dehradun, 7 Jan: On the seventh day of the ‘Save the Rivers Campaign’, people raised many contentious issues of water and benefit sharing. The campaigners were able to demystify a few myths associated with hydro power…

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2008: Uttarakhand’s Save The Rivers Year

Ganga river, originating in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, is well-known throughout the world as India’s sacred and most revered river. But now its very existence is threatened as the state government, driven by an untrammeled lust for revenue and money-making, has given permission…

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Elites and Political Change vis-a-vis Mass Movement Politics in Uttarakhand

At the time of independence, hill region of United Provinces was organised into three districts under Kumaun Commissionary. The districts of Almora, Nainital and Pauri Garhwal were under the administrative control of the Commissioner of Kumaun. Besides this, the Commissioner of Kumaun was the British…

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Decentralise power to gram sabhas: Kamala Pant

Garhwal Post, April 27, 2007 By OUR STAFF REPORTER DEHRADUN, 26 Apr: With a view to establishing a better political structure and making decentralisation of power a reality in Uttarakhand, the Uttarakhand Mahila Manch would organise a conference here on 30 April. “Regional parties have…

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UNESCO: Local self help groups strengthen community radio

24-04-2007 (New Delhi) Women self help groups are playing an increasingly important role since the community radio station “Mandakini Ki Awaaz” (The Voice of Mandakini) located in Bhanaj, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India started its operations in 2004. In the last few months, their participation has…

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BL: Friends in high places

A forum for the children of the mountains. By Santosh Mehta Hindu Business Line, March 23, 2007 Twenty-five years of work in the region has proved to the Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA), a Garhwal-based voluntary organisation in Uttarakhand, that it pays to tap the…

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DTE: Villagers revive dying Himalayan springs

Down to Earth Jan 31, 2007 “Villagers from Kameda, Gagotu and Nagrasu valleys in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district have revived 16 drying springs in their areas. Using the isotope technique, villagers — with the help of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre — tracked the origin…

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