SUMMER CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND 🌞
Gairsain [ɡɛːrˈsɛːɳ] is the summer capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Gairsain is a town and Nagar Panchayat in Chamoli district and is situated at the eastern edge of the vast Dudhatoli mountain range, located almost at the centre of the state, at a distance of approximately 250 kilometres from Dehradun.
INDIA’S FIRST LICHEN PARK
Home to over 150 lichen species, Munsiyari will now play host to the first ever lichen park in the world. Uttrakhand has got its first lichen park. Spread over an area of over 1.5 acres, it is presently being regulated in terms of visitors to ensure overcrowding does not take place in the wake of the pandemic.
India’s first Ultra High Temperature Hydrolysis (UHTH) Reaction waste to energy plant
Uttarakhand has received a go-ahead from the Centre to set up India’s first Ultra High Temperature Hydrolysis (UHTH) Reaction waste to energy plant at Roorkee. The project will be used to convert solid waste collected from seven major residential towns in the state into electricity.
UTTRAKHAND CM HAS LAUNCHED E-GRANTHALAYA
e-Granthalaya is a Digital Platform developed by National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India for Government Libraries for Automation of In-house activities as well as member services and Networking for resource sharing. On this platform, NIC provides a complete ICT solution with integrated Library Management Software, Digital Library Module, Cloud hosting environment and a Library Portal (OPAC) with NICSI empaneled Roll-out Services and support.
As per an official release of the Chief Minister’s Office (C ..
INDIA’S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK
It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, which includes adjacent protected areas and has a total area of 497 square miles (1,288 square km). It is India’s oldest national park. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India.
It was established as Hailey National Park in 1936 and was first renamed Ramganga in the mid-1950s, before the name was changed to Corbett later that decade in memory of Jim Corbett, a well-known British sportsman and writer. The park itself occupies an area of 201 square miles (521 square km)
”PHOOLON KI GHATI”- VALLEY OF FLOWERS NATIONAL PARK
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indiannational park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear,snow leopard,musk deer,brown bear, red fox and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. The park lies completely in the temperate alpine zone. Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km2). Nanda Devi National Park Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.