Category: Uttarakhand High Court

SC clears Chardham highway project, forms fresh committee for environmental concerns

Source: NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has cleared the decks for the Chardham highway project, which will connect four holy places in the hills of Uttarakhand through 900-km all-weather roads, by modifying an NGT order to constitute a fresh committee to look into environmental concerns.  It ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forest to form

Govts can’t only blame climate change for floods | Opinion

source: hindustantimes.com When the first of this monsoon’s waterlogging occurred in Mumbai in early July, Mumbai municipal commissioner Pravinsinh Pardeshi blamed climate change for the crisis. “The city’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern,” he told this newspaper on July 5. Indeed, in a matter of just eight days, from 8.30 am

After Uttarakhand High Court contempt notice, Centre pays compensation to IFS officer

Source: indiatvnews.com The Centre has finally paid Rs 25,000 as compensation to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi in compliance with the Uttarakhand High Court order issued in August 2018, after contempt notices were issued by the court in June this year. Chaturvedi had filed a case before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in a matter pertaining

Ill-planned, ill-executed PPP projects behind Uttarakhand’s crumbling health services

Sources: citizenmatters.in Dehradun’s biggest government-run medical college and hospital is the Government Doon Medical College Hospital (GDMCH). It caters to a population of over 10 lakh apart from patients referred from hilly areas. But one can deduce the state of the most basic amenities in the GDMCH when one hears that a 27-year-old pregnant woman

Uttarakhand to ban single-use plastics in government offices

Source: morungexpress.com The Uttarakhand government is planning to ban single-use plastics in all government offices in the state. “We are in the process of banning single-use plastics in all government offices including the Secretariat,” said a top government official. Through this initiative, the use of plastic glasses, folders, bottles, cups and other plastic items will

Doctors loot funds meant for poor in Ayushman scheme, probe on

Source: newindianexpress.com NEW DELHI: Exploiting loopholes in the Union Government’s mega health scheme – Ayushman Bharat, hundreds of doctors allegedly pocketed huge amounts of public funds meant for the treatment of poor patients. Though the scandal seems to have spread across various states, initial reports indicate that several hospitals in Uttarakhand have been found involved