27.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Now power generation from pine needles   The Uttarakhand Cabinet approved a policy for harnessing forest pine needles an alternative source of energy for generating power and it also approved the allocation of a piece of land in Haridwar to Uttar Pradesh in lieu of Alaknanda resort.   The Department of Power and … Read more

12.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   No fee on shooting movies in uttarakhand   In a major initiative to attract the film makers the Uttarakhand government has waived off the shooting fees it used to levy on them to shoot movies in the state.   To provide relief from the fee, the department has brought in necessary changes in … Read more

10.03.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   UNDP roped in to restore dry springs   The Uttarakhandforest department has roped in United Nations Development Program (UNDP) agency and other non-government organisations for identification and restoration of dry springs in the forest area. The initiative is aimed at taking immediate measures for spring conservation and rainwater harvesting.   The alarmed forest department has begun … Read more

02.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Ujvnl achieves record power generation   In a significant achievement towards meeting its own power requirement and subsequently reducing dependence on the central pool or other states, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) has achieved record power generation at Mohammadpur hydro-power project in January.   Mohammadpur hydro-power project was set up  in 1952 … Read more

23.01.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   India, Uttarakhand and the World Bank sign $120 million Loan Agreement   The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank Board signed a $120 million Loan Agreement which will help increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in the State of Uttarakhand.   The Uttarakhand Water Supply Program … Read more

29.11.17 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand lags in project implementation: Report Uttarakhand has witnessed delayed progress in implementation of industrial projects despite attracting investment worth Rs 2 lakh crores from national and international firms as on 2017, according to a report by industrial body Assocham. In financial year 2016, the project implementation rate of the state stood at 38% while … Read more

24.10.17 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   30% jump in applicants after Army eases height rule   The Indian Army’s decision to reduce the minimum height requirement for recruits from Himalayan states has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of aspirants applying to pre-recruitment training camps, with the figure shooting up by as much as 30% in Uttarakhand alone. The Army had … Read more

Uttarakhand :Drainage system

  Alaknanda : The Alaknanda rises at the confluence and feet of the Satopanth and Bhagirath Kharak glaciers in Uttarakhand. It meets the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag after flowing for approx. 229 km through the Alaknanda valley. Its main tributaries are the Mandakini, Nandakini, and Pindar rivers. The Alaknanda system drains parts of Chamoli, Tehri, … Read more

Uttarakhand :Power Resource

There are number of hydro-electric projects. On the rivers Yamuna,Bhagirathi , bhilangana , alaknanda , mandakini , saryu gauri , kosi and kali .out of 15,564 villages have been electrified. Nature has given uttarakhand state unlimited water resources.natural slope of these rivers has immense potential for generation of power by utilizing the hydro-electric technology. Irrigation … Read more

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