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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2007, 04:12:23 PM »

Surchira Ji,

Hat off for you. Really a very informative posting you are doing. Keep it up !! Thanx. once again.

Airports in uttaranchal
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Pantnagar Airport,Pantnagar
Nainisain,Pithoragarh
Gauchar (Helipad)

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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2007, 04:21:40 PM »

Shree Narayan Dutt Tiwari. Presently the Governor of Andhara is also known as "Vikas Purush". He has been CM of UK thrice and CM Of Uttarakhand once. Apart from this, he been in several high portfoilos at Centre also. 

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2007, 04:28:53 PM »
Famous Events in Uttaranchal

Sardotsav,
Basantotsav,
Nanda Devi Raj Jat,
Chipla Kedar Jaat,
Kedarnath Yatra,
Badrinath Yatra,
Kumbh Mela,
Ardh Kumbh Mela,
Ramleela,
Uttarakhand Mahotsav (Dehradun),
Mahashivatri Fair at Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple

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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2007, 04:32:30 PM »

WHY IS GAIRSAIN SO FAMOUS.

Gairsen or Gairsain (Hindi: गैरसैण ; IPA: [ɡɛ:rsɛ:ɳ]) is a village in central Uttarakhand, India which is being mooted as the state's future capital. The site was chosen in 1994 by the supporters of the Uttarakhand separate state movement due to its central location close to the border of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions. The provisional capital of Uttarakhand has been Dehradun, the largest city in the region, since the state's inception in 2000.


The Capital issue of Uttarakhand still on hanging situation. This is the place which was proposed Capital of Uttarakhand during its struggle.

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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2007, 04:34:03 PM »
Nathuakhan
 
Nathuakhan is a quiet place at a height of 1940 meters, in the heart of Kumaon Mountains of the central Himalayas, close to Mukteshwar and Nainital. The small village of Nathuakhan lies in the heart of the fruit basket of the Kumaon. It lies in the Ramgarh block of the Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand. Nathuakhan is a serene mountain retreat, perfect at any time of the year for a nice vacation. It is north–east facing and has a predominantly temperate eco system.

The village has been named after NATHUA KHAN, a prominent Muslim figure who lived along the main road of the village. It is also said to be the birthplace of several freedom fighters, which made this place an important centre of national struggle against the British.

The village is divided into 12 hamlets which are as follows: -Tallatanda - Navada -Mallatanda - Gaon -Kafaldhari - Kanala -Jhopro - Banola -Bunga -Bageecha -Lamakhan -Tapuk

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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2007, 04:39:32 PM »

Shasthikhata

It is said that Nainital district was having 60 Lakes hence it was called ‘Shasthikhata’ or Chhakhata. But over a period of time most of these lakes have disappeared. A few one still left are -

(i) Nainital
(ii) Bhimtal
(iii) Naukuchiyatal
(iv) Sat tal (Belonging to saptarishi)
(v) Khurpa Tal
(vi) Sukha Tal
(vii) Malua Tal
(viii) Kuhariya Tal
(ix) Sarhiya Tal
(x) Nal-Damyanti Tal

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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2007, 04:45:22 PM »
Tehri dam
 
Tehri dam (November 2004)
Tehri dam on the rivers Bhagirathi and BhilanganaTehri dam is the main dam of the Tehri Hydro Project, a major power project located near Tehri in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is a multi purpose river valley projectTowering 855 feet (261 m), the main dam at Tehri is the 8th tallest dam in the world. [1] The dam's projected capabilities include a power generation capacity of 2400 MW, irrigation stabilisation to an area of 6,000 km², an additional area of 2,700 km² of irrigation stabilisation and a supply of 270 million gallons (1.23 million cubic metres) of drinking water (per year?) to industrialized cities in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While originally slated to be built with an approximate cost of 4 million U.S. dollars, an equivalent of over 1 billion US dollars has been spent on the construction of the dam to date.

The dam project was approved in 1972 and construction was started in 1978. The Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) was constituted in 1989 to supervise the construction of the dam. The main dam of the project is built near the old Tehri town that lies at the confluence of the rivers Bhagirathi, (one of the major tributary of the river Ganga) and Bhilangana. The main dam will produce 2000 MW of electricity when completed. However, only the Phase-I with capacity of 1000 MW is approved at present. There is another smaller dam 14 km downstream at Koteshwar that will produce 400 MW of electricity. The main reservoir comprises an area of 42 km². This has now flooded the old Tehri town and 112 villages around the town, thereby displacing more than 100,000 people. The town of New Tehri, on the hillside above the dam, has been built as a result.

This dam has been the object of intense protests from environmental groups and the people of this region. The issue of relocation of more than 1 lakh (100 thousand) people[1] of the area has resulted in protracted legal battles and has delayed the project. Besides this, environmental concerns regarding the location of large dams in the fragile ecosystem of the Himalayan foothills, there are also concerns regarding the dam's safety. The Tehri dam is located in the Central Himalayan Seismic Gap, a major geologic fault zone. This region was the site of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in October 1991, epicentred 50 km from the location of the dam. There already has been a fatal accident in one of the tunnels in Aug, 2004 when a portion of a tunnel collapsed following heavy rains.

Following a court clearance, the tunnel T2 of Tehri dam has been finally closed on 29th Oct, 2005 and thereby started the process of filling the massive reservoir. Its planned closure was in Dec, 2002. Two of the lower tunnels, T3 and T4, were closed way back in Dec, 2001. But closing of tunnel T2 has resulted in another controversy as this has reduced supply of Bhagirathi water to a mere 2 ft³/s from the normal 1000 ft³/s. According to Hindu mythology, river Bhagirathi is the actual Ganga, though the name of Ganga is assumed only after the river Bhagirathi meets river Alaknanda at Devprayag. Cutting off the water supply of Bhagirathi to such low quantity means that after travelling more than 80 km from this point, water of Bhagirathi will be hardly reaching Ganga. Thus to many, sacredness of Ganga has reduced and this has created resentment. But the filling of the dam continuued and the project generated its first unit of electricity in June, 2006.

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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2007, 05:03:09 PM »
Historically, Uttarakhand is believed to be the land where the Vedas and the Shastras were composed and the great epic, the Mahabharata, was written. Rishikesh is widely considered the Yoga capital of the world.
It is believed that Sage Vyasa scripted the Mahabharata here as the Pandavas are believed to have traveled and camped in this region.

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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2007, 05:17:01 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2007, 11:20:46 AM »
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.

 

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