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UP drafting action plan to cut carbon footprint

Draft plan to be ready by March 31 Uttar Pradesh government is giving final shape to the State Action Plan on Climate Change, which aims at cutting carbon footprint with the formulation of eco-friendly policies. The Action Plan would encompass 8 missions dedicated to different sectors, such as agriculture, energy, housing etc. It will outline environment issues in UP, impact of climate change, vulnerability assessment and climate change strategy.   “The Draft Action Plan would be ready by March this year,” principal secretary urban development Alok Ranjan told Business Standard on sidelines of a conference on ‘A Better Tomorrow through Green buildings’ organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

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Uttar Pradesh: 3 people have died in skirmishes between the police and farmers protests over the land acquisitions for the Yamuna Expressway in the state of Uttar pradesh over the past week. This is because approximately 40,000 acres of land is being acquired for the construction of an expressway between Agra and Noida. Land around the proposed expressway is also being acquired for the construction of a township and the farmers are not being adequately compensated even after slight increase in compensation from 449 to 570 Rs per sq meter and the farmers remain unsatisfied. BKU farmers have also joined the already protesting farmers in their struggle against unfair grabbing […]

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Arvind Singh Bisht, TNN 30 August 2009, 04:55am IST LUCKNOW: It is a catch-22 situation in UP. While there is no reprieve from the severe drought in 58 of the total 70 districts in the state, floods have now become the bane of over one dozen districts. Incidentally, these flood-affected districts are also included in the list of drought-affected districts.Uniquely, it is East UP which is under floods, while Western UP reeling under severe droughts, has been spared so far from this. Surprisingly, these floods are not due to excessive rain, but are caused due to excessive flow of water from Nepal into the rivers like Ghagra, Rapti, Gandak and […]

Farmer sets himself ablaze in Mulayam's prescence

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Lucknow/… Akhilesh Kumar Singh[ 19 Feb, 2007 0237hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]KANPUR: Striving hard to survive the prevailing political turmoil in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav faced yet another setback on Sunday. Enraged over the district administration’s callous approach, a farmer set himself ablaze in front of the CM while he was addressing a rally at Mahoba. The condition of the 35-year-old farmer identified as Maniram was critical with above 50% burn injuries. The incident took place around the time when the CM strongly refuted reports of suicides and hunger deaths of farmers due to consecutive droughts in the region. “Not a single farmer has committed suicide in […]

NHRC seeks report from UP Govt on Suicides

http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?rep=2&ai… New Delhi, Jan 25: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday asked the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to submit a report within four weeks on the media reports over alleged suicides of poor people in Bundelkhand area. Taking cognizance of a news report which stated that farmers were committing suicide in the area, the commission said, “the contents of the press report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of the poor people and in particular, the farmers of Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh”. The news report had highlighted that Bundelkhand area which has been witnessing drought-like conditions for the last four years is reporting […]

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