Uttarakhand’s Battling Interests: Time to Change Priorities?

Tourism and hydroelectricity generation are the major contributors to Uttarakhand’s economy. However, underutilisation of existing hydroelectricity projects, indifference towards environmental impact, proposal of new projects in environmentally sensitive zones and acute concentration of tourism in selected pockets is a cause of much worry. This article was published in Terra Green-an internationally circulated environmental monthly published…

How Much Can The Hills Take?

While the hills provide the visiting tourists a refreshing ambiance; an uncontrolled and highly concentrated tourism industry imposes heavy burdens on the meager resources. This article was first published in Hardnews and can be accessed at http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2016/06/uttarakhand-how-much-can-hills-take With large parts of India still under the spell of a scorching sun, the hill stations in Uttarakhand…