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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand ( उत्तराखण्ड or उत्तराखंड), known as Uttaranchal from 2000 to 2006, became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000. Uttarakhand borders Tibet to the north, Nepal to the east, and the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (of which it formed a part before 2000) in the west and south respectively. The region is traditionally referred to as Uttarakhand in Hindu scriptures and old literature, a term which derives from the Sanskrit for Northern Country or Section. In January 2007, the name of the state was officially changed from Uttaranchal, its interim name, to Uttarakhand, according to the wishes of a large section of its people. The provisional capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun which is also a rail-head and the largest city in the region. The small hamlet of Gairsen has been mooted as the future capital owing to its geographic centrality but controversies and lack of resources have led Dehradun to remain provisional capital. The High Court of the state is in Nainital.
Recent developments in the region include initiatives by the state government to capitalise on handloom and handicrafts, the burgeoning tourist trade as well as tax incentives to lure high-tech industry to the state. The state also has big-dam projects, controversial and often criticised in India, such as the very large Tehri dam on the Bhagirathi-Bhilangana rivers, conceived in 1953 and about to reach completion.[1] Uttarakhand is also well known as the birthplace of the Chipko environmental movement,[2] and a myriad other social movements including the mass agitation in the 1990s that led to its formation.

Uttarakhand

Friday, November 23, 2007

Uttarakhand

Another blog website related to the Uttaranchal people.
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Due to purely rural or even tribal lifestyle of Uttaranchali people they had always been far from the ill effects urban life and close to the nature. This phenomenon reflects in every aspect of our culture and lifestyle, be it ‘Muruli ki taan’ in calm and dense forest or ‘jhora’ , ‘chachari’ types of group singing / dancing in village fairs (melas).
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uttaranchalworldwide : www.uttaranchal.org.uk

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Uttarakhand Worldwide Blog

Uttarakhand Worldwide Blog

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Forest fire in Uttaranchal

Jungle ki Aag
It was nearly 3 am in the morning when I felt suffocated inside the moving Bus while traveling in Uttarakhand on 28th May 2005. We had just passed Haldwani a few minutes ago. It smelt fire and smoke. I glanced out of window and saw huge fire in nearby jungle. On later part of our journey from Kathgodam to Kapkote, what I witnessed was the burning evidence of unthoughtful human activities and cruelty towards nature. Almost every inch forest land either had fire engulfing it or traces of recent fire.

Jungle caught fire or fire was ignited by unscrupulous elementsIn daytime, when the sun was shining bright, I noticed that whole atmosphere of the hils was smoky spreading blanket of mist all over the hills. Even the visibility was very poor. I found this alien as I had expected a clean and fully transparent atmosphere where a person can see for miles without any difficulty.
The whole atmosphere had become smokyGrassland (Bugyals?) and meadows full of greenery which I had in my childhood memories were nowhere to be seen. The land was bare, dusty and mostly black.
Bare landApart from the grass, Fire had destroyed small plants. I remember, there used to be thousands of small plants of hundreds of varieties making a thick green cover to the land of nearby forests not far from my village but now there are only traces of destruction by human being themselves.
Small plants are burntThe ill effects of havoc that fire had played were not limited to small plants. Huge pine trees dripping ‘Leesa’ were also prime victims. Hundreds of pine trees has been destroyed.
Highly inflammable pine trees suffered mostI always felt pride in boasting the our state has best area / forest cover ratio in the country but I was zapped to see such a loss of ruthless demolition of green gift nature had bestowed on us in abundance. I had taken my wife to show her my lovely grasslands where I had spend hours and hours together in the lap of nature while escorting our herd of cows, sheeps, goats and other pet animals. The jungle full of Hisalu, kilmori, kafal and a red carpet of Buransh during this time of the year but all was lost. I returned home with heavy heart. Bhagwan mere logon ko sadbuddhi do. May god bless people.
Jane kahaaaaaaan gayeeeeee wo jungle?
Where did those jungles go?
for more on these types of articles, got to http://www.uttaranchal.org.uk a non profit organisation working in himalayan state with poor an orphan kids.

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