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The petitioners have said that the government must define the limits of the eco-sensitive zone of the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT Photo)

NGT bans quarrying on Nandhaur river in Uttarakhand

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani, Haldwani
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 04:15 PM IST
The ban rekindles issues of employment for labourers who travel from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during the mining season, which begins in October and lasts until May.
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Nandhaur, notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)
Nandhaur, notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)

BJP MLA comes out in support of Nandhaur, Chorgaliya residents

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 10:19 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Naveen Dumka has come out in support of the resident of Nandhaur and Chorgaliya, who are opposing the state government’s proposal to develop Nandhuar Wildlife Sanctuary as tiger reserve
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Nandhaur, which was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)
Nandhaur, which was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)

Uttarakhand to have two new tiger reserves soon

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The State Board for Wildlife (SBWL), headed by chief minister TS Rawat, has given its approval to develop Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary and Surai range of Terai East as tiger reserves
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Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)
Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand state board for wildlife to meet after 19 months

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:03 PM IST
The Uttarakhand State Board for Wildlife is going to meet on Friday after a gap of 19 months to discuss some key conservation issues
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The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Quarrying in Nandhaur river begins, activists raise concern, cite sanctuary

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:22 PM IST
Forest Development Corporation has allowed quarrying to 580 vehicles on a first-come-first-served basis
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