Uttarkashi, (JPN/Bureau): The Uttarakhand district administration is planning to adopt a new strategy to check encroachment on the banks of Ganges which continues unabated till date.

The fast expanding township of Uttarkashi is taking its toll on the Ganges, which is shrinking drastically due to the constructions taking place on its banks.

Despite the 1998 Supreme Court order which had banned any construction with 200 meters of the river, several hotels, apartments and other high rise buildings have mushroomed on its banks.

Despite notices being served to 15 people two years ago, not much was done.