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Nainital Lake overflows, floods Mall Road as Uttarakhand sees incessant rain

The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand and has predicted heavy rainfall for the next few days.
Vehicles are stuck at the Badrinath highway after it was blocked due to the falling of debris following heavy rain in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. (ANI Photo)
Vehicles are stuck at the Badrinath highway after it was blocked due to the falling of debris following heavy rain in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Limited space, unchecked construction create problems for Nainital

Lack of plain land in Nainital has led to constructions on slopes, which in turn, leads to traffic snarls during rains, hailstorm and snowfall.
Some locals believe ground vibrations due to traffic led to caving in of a part of the Mall Road in Nainital last year.(HT FIle)
Some locals believe ground vibrations due to traffic led to caving in of a part of the Mall Road in Nainital last year.(HT FIle)
Published on May 29, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Fragile geology of landslide-prone Nainital a recipe for major tragedy

The geological terrain around Nainital Lake has soft sedimentary rocks, which makes it fragile and prone to cave-ins and landslides.
The Nainital lake is bound by the high and steep Naina peak on the north-west side, by the Tiffin Top to the south-west and snow view peaks on the north.(HT File)
The Nainital lake is bound by the high and steep Naina peak on the north-west side, by the Tiffin Top to the south-west and snow view peaks on the north.(HT File)
Published on May 28, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Over-exploitation of water resources threatening Nainital’s ecology

The threat to Nainital’s ecology is due to climate change, development initiatives, rampant concretisation and lack of long term planning
With over 7,000 structures on the slopes around Nainital lake, lot of solid waste enters it, polluting its waters and affecting its aquatic ecology.(HT Photo)
With over 7,000 structures on the slopes around Nainital lake, lot of solid waste enters it, polluting its waters and affecting its aquatic ecology.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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New tech to study critical water recharge zones of Nainital Lake

This will be a first of its kind detailed study to identify all major water recharge zones around the Nainital Lake.
A view of the Nainital lake(HT File)
A view of the Nainital lake(HT File)
Updated on May 20, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Nainital Lake water withdrawal limit cut to 8 million litres per day

From 18 MLD until a few years ago to 12-13 MLD this summer, the administration has been cutting down the daily withdrawal limit from the Nainital lake, considered the lifeline of the small Himalayan hill station.
Nainital Lake (File Photo)(HT)
Nainital Lake (File Photo)(HT)
Published on Nov 07, 2018 03:55 PM IST
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Landslides, road cave-ins trigger eco fears in Nainital

The landslides and road cave-in have rung alarm bells again and put the spotlight on the possibility of a major tragedy on the steep slopes around the Nainital Lake.
Caved-in portions of the Lower Mall Road in Naintal, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Caved-in portions of the Lower Mall Road in Naintal, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 01:18 PM IST
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Is Nainital on the verge of becoming another Shimla?

With significant floating population and surge in the daily arrival of tourists, water consumption in Nainital has increased, while the main source of water supply – Nainital Lake — has shrunk over the years due to encroachments
Water level in the Naini lake had reached 1.75 feet below the zero level.(HT Photo)
Water level in the Naini lake had reached 1.75 feet below the zero level.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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Nainital’s ‘Neki Ki Deewar’ making locals, tourists happy

Inspired by an initiative of Madhya Pradesh’s happiness department, hundreds of kilometres away, people in this Himalayan hill station have also started a ‘Neki Ki Deewar’ that is being appreciated even by tourists, who arrive here in large numbers these days
Neki Ki Deewar in Nainital.(HT Photo)
Neki Ki Deewar in Nainital.(HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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