The project cost will be executed with a 75:25 debt to equity ratio

Six facilities of the Himachal Pradesh forest department have been given on rent via public-private partnership (PPP) to function as eco-tourism sites, under the revised policy.

Global bids will be invited for the 960-Mega watt (Mw) Jangi-Thopan-Powari hydro-electric project, proposed to be built on the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district.

The project aims to double fruit production in five years and check the erratic production pattern

Amending the lease rules on Wednesday, the Himachal cabinet decided to provide government land on lease basis only if no alternate private land is available.

The new rules propose that encroached government land will not be leased to anybody except landless locals after ejecting the encroacher. The ruling Congress has been alleging for long that there were many loopholes in the state lease rules and this was misused during the previous BJP government.

To decongest Shimla’s traffic, the Himachal Pradesh government has come up with an ambitious monorail project proposal for the hill station.

Himachal’s Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said he, along with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, met the Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath over the issue. “Kamal Nath has asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to carry out a survey and prepare a feasibility report in six months,” Sharma said on Sunday.

The state government, through an announcement, has said that sheep breeders in Himachal Pradesh will be provided highly subsidised solar lights to make life easier for them.

The chief minister, P K Dhumal, said each solar light after being fully charged will work for nine hours. For each such solar light, the state government will pay Rs 2,550 while a sheep breeder will have to pay only Rs 150. Sheep farming is still practised by many farmers in Himachal, particularly in the mid and high mountains of the state.

People in Shimla now have the option of disposing of their dead in a more environment -friendly and cheaper way by using LPG, instead of piles of wood, at a crematorium here.

The Rotary club has imported the machinery from the United States. The plant has been set up here and trial runs have been carried out successfully .The entire cost of the project was Rs 60 lakh. It is the first such plant to be set up in Himachal and perhaps the first to the north of Delhi.

Trees take centrestage in Himachal Pradesh

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