Tag Archives: Bhimtal

31 Jan

Secret Nainital

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Secret Nainital -The Jewel of Jewels in the Crown Here is a piece of the secret history of Nainital that is known only to a few Nainital insiders and is probably not published elsewhere (except some of it in my novel – Nude besides the Lake). During the British Colonial period, as the British Empire

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15 Jul

PIL Alleging Rampant Encroachment In Nainital

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The Uttarakhand high court has banned the use of polythene bags in Nainital district and ordered that Rs 500 fine be imposed on anyone found using it from July 15. It also ordered the DM to file an affidavit on the details of construction within 30 metres of all lakes in the district. As per

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11 Jun

Environmental Degradation

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In recent years, academics, geologists, concerned citizens and the judiciary have become alarmed at the rate of new construction in Nainital and its effect on the Naini Lake. As a result, efforts have been undertaken to check the deterioration of the lake and its surrounding ecosystem. De-silting of the lake and afforestation of the catchment

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07 Jun

Lake Restoration

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The National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) of Roorkee who prepared a plan for the restoration of the lake, at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore (about US $ 10 million), sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, are also now guiding the restoration measures. The Conservation and Management Plan evolved

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