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#India – Everest Conquerors ,Mountaineers quietly rescuing people in Uttarakhand #mustead

A group of ace climbers, which includes Mt Everest conquerors Bachendri Pal and Premlata Agarwal, have quietly arrived in Uttarkashi from across India ” trekking up to villages where even the Army jawans haven’t reached, providing essential supplies to marooned… Continue Reading →

#India – #Uttarakhand Undone by rampant mining, illegal buildings

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty [1] Issue Date: 2013-6-24 Uttarakhand government has made no attempt to enforce mining and building regulations in the state, which exacerbated flood’s impacts Photograph: Sowmik Mukherjee In the decade that followed grant of statehood to Uttarakhand in 2000,… Continue Reading →

#India – 80-year-old former IIT professor- G D Agarwal on indefinite hunger strike again

  Author(s): Soma Basu  , down to earth Date:Jun 14, 2013 ‘Despite repeated assurances of government, 18 proposed hydel projects on the Ganga and its tributaries have not been scrapped’ G D Agarwal has been on fast thrice earlierEnvironment engineer G D… Continue Reading →

#India – Politics of ecology , Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand

Frontline   The Centre’s notification of a 100-km stretch along the  as an eco-sensitive zone evokes a strong reaction from the Congress government in the State as well as from the BJP, besides sparking protest demonstrations. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI… Continue Reading →

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