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Nature had given us a nice and virgin universe to live, but man has made it polluted in the name of development. Do all developments need to disturbed the natural equilibrium? This story on newly created hilly state Uttranchal is an effort to see development through environment. The Uttranchal was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 as the 27th state of the Indian Union. It consists of 13 districts, viz., Pauri Garhwal, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Rudrprayag of Garhwal division; Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Udhamsingh Nagar, Bageshwar, Champawat of Kumaon division and Hardwar of Saharan division. All the thirteen districts could be re-grouped into three categories, The high mountain region: major portion of Uttarkashi, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Chamoli and Rudrprayag.

Mid-mountain region: major areas in Pauri Garhwal, Tehri, Almora, Bageshwar districts) and Doon. Terai region lower foothills: plains of Dehradun, Nainital and Udhamsingh Nagar and Hardwar districts).Following are the natural resources of this hilly land. Population: Persons 8,479,562 Decadal Growth 1991 - 2001: Males 4,316,401 Persons: (+) 19.20 % Females 4,163,161 Males : (+) 17.

47 % Females: (+) 21.06 % Sex Ratio: 964 Population (0 - 6 years): Decadal Growth 1991 - 2001: Persons 1,319,393 Persons : 15.56 % Males 692,272 Males : 16.04 % Females 627,121 Females : 15.06 % Sex Ratio: 906 Total Geographical information Total area: 51,125 km² 1. Hill Area : 92.57% 2. Plain Area : 7.43% 3. Area Covered By Forest: 63% 3.

Longitude 77° 34' 27" East to 81° 02' 22" E 4. Latitude 28° 53' 24" North to 31° 27' 50" N 5. Male : % 51.91 6. Female : % 48.81 7. Rural Population : 76.90 % 8. Urban Population : 23.10 % 9.

Literacy Rate : 65% 10 .Villages : 15620 11. Cities and Urban Areas: 81 Wild resources (I) Tiger 2003 245 (ii) Leopard 2003 2090 (iii) Elephant 2002 1582 (iv) Chital 2001 35000 (v) Musk Dear 2001 160 (vi) Himalayan Black Bear 2001 375 Major Peaks (height in m above sea level) Gauri Parvat (6590) Gangotri (6614) Panch Chhuli (6910) Nanda Devi (7816) Nanda Kot (6861, Kamet (7756) Badrinath (7140) Trishul (7120) Chaukhamba (7138) Dunagiri (7066) Major Passes Mana (5450) Nitipass (5070) Lipulekh (5122) LumpiaDhura (5650 Water resources 1. The Ganga& its tributaries. The Yamuna its tributaries. District Wise Distribution of Population: Distt Total Population Rural population Urban Population % of urban population Almora 6,30,446 5,76,497 53,949 8.5 Bageshwar 2,49,453 2,41,650 7,803 3.1 Nanital 7,62,912 4,93,126 2,69,786 35.3 U.

Nagar 12,34,548 8,31,407 4,03,141 32.6 Pithoragarh 4,62,149 4,06,025 56,124 12.1 Champawat 2,24,461 1,91,727 32,734 17.0 Uttarkashi 2,94,179 2,71,255 22,924 7.8 Chamoli 3,69,198 3,19,613 49,585 13.4 Rudrprayag 2,27,461 2,24,740 2,721 1.1 Tehri 6,04,608 5,46,133 58,475 9.6 Dehra Dun 12,79,083 6,01,965 6,77,118 52.


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