Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST
As many as 384 people have been rescued so far and six of them are in a critical condition, the Indian Army said.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST
- Uttarakhand on February 7 witnessed loss of lives, disappearances and devastation of property due to a glacial burst at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district which triggered floods that destroyed two hydropower projects near the Naina Devi National Park.
By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:53 AM IST
- The decision has been taken by the ministries of environment, power and Jal Shakti, and will be communicated to the Supreme Court, which is hearing a matter on hydropower projects
PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Prakash Javadekar said the ministries of Environment, Jal Shakti and Energy have decided not to grant fresh permission to any hydel project in the region, but asserted that hydel projects are required in other parts of the country as it is clean energy.
By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 12:02 AM IST
RMSI, a global disaster risk management firm said in its advisory dated February 11 that although this event damaged two hydropower projects, many other hydropower projects are vulnerable to natural disasters caused by floods, cloud bursts, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), avalanches, landslides, and rockslides, in the Himalayan region.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST
While several studies say that the tragedy was man-made, a DRDO body rejected human activity as the immediate cause
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:44 PM IST
- Several studies in the past month have said that the tragedy was because of man-made reasons.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 04:29 PM IST
- The report by Kathmandu-based ICIMOD, which was released on Friday, found that a crack had formed prior to the incident at the site where the rock detachment led to a rockslide from the Raunti peak.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The Uttarakhand flood was triggered after a chunk of a glacier - which experts said was 15 football fields long and five across - broke off from the main structure and fell into a small river.
By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:43 AM IST
- Scientists, Indian military personnel, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and disaster management personnel and experts analysed the lake including its depth before widening its mouth.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:34 PM IST
The meeting was chaired by Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla and attended by Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) chief SS Deswal and officials of the Uttarakhand government.
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:40 PM IST
- The demand comes months after the Centre decided to discontinue the Centre for Glaciology project in Uttarakhand.
By Abhishek Jha, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:01 AM IST
The effects of the climate crisis on Uttarakhand’s weather patterns and their impact on the environment’s capacity to sustain damage being done by the construction of dams makes the state particularly vulnerable.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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By Jayashree Nandi, Joshimath
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:27 AM IST
The decision to install an early warning system comes nearly 8 years after the Union environment ministry had said in an affidavit that Uttarakhand urgently needed a flood forecasting network. An expert panel appointed in 2013 had observed that lack of disaster preparedness was a dangerous lacuna.
By Abraham Thomas, Neeraj Santoshi, New Delhi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:23 AM IST
The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) data submitted to the HPC have identified 161 sensitive locations in 574 km (on NH-94 Rishikesh to Uttarkashi, NH-58 Rishikesh to Mana and NH-125 Tanakpur to Pithoragarh), about one location every 3.5 km.
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:32 AM IST
State Disaster Response Force commandant Navneet Bhullar said they have set up the water-level sensor nearly one kilometre upstream of the village.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:00 PM IST
The high-powered committee was formed to assess environmental damages to the Char Dham road project, presently under construction.
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:05 AM IST
- HT spoke to some of the main rescuers and officers on the frontline who are leading and coordinating the search and rescue operations.
By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:39 AM IST
The list includes the 444 MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti, a few kilometres downstream of Tapovan; the 99 MW Singoli Bhatwari; and the 76MW Phata Byung projects.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:22 AM IST
- Among the five bodies, three were recovered from the 1.7 kilometre-long Tapovan tunnel at NTPC's hydel power project.
ANI | , Udhampur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Plantation drive was conducted to spread awareness among the people on the issue of deforestation and soil erosion.
By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:09 AM IST
Chamoli’s district magistrate Swati S Bhadauria said: “In the morning two bodies were first recovered inside the tunnel after clearing the muck to a distance of about 125-130 metres. Following that, three more bodies were recovered till Sunday afternoon.”
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:58 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Chadha said that turbidity in raw water collected from Delhi’s Upper Ganga Canal had increased to an “unprecedented level of 8000 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) because of the recent Uttarakhand floods.”
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:21 PM IST
- From February 23, a seer of the Matri Sadan ashram will go on an agitation demanding scrapping of all hydropower projects.
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
- The five bodies in the tunnel were recovered after the rescue workers cleared the muck inside at a distance of about 130 metres.
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:49 AM IST
The rescue operation is being carried out by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Indian army, Uttarakhand Police, National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Rescuers said they were still hopeful of finding survivors, notwithstanding the numerous challenges like the muck and the water from Dhauliganga constantly flowing into the tunnel.
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:37 PM IST
- Reports emerged about the formation of a "new" glacial lake in the Rishi Ganga catchment area, about six kilometres above Raini village.
ANI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:45 PM IST
A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Sunday.