Villagers have demanded that the 660-mw Kishao dam project on the Tons that will supply water to Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan should be scrapped.

Farmers, horticulturalists, agricultural officials and scientists are optimistic about the proposed Rs 1,000 crore funding by the World Bank for the horticultural post-harvest modernisation project

Untreated sewage, open defecation from project sites and townships, dissolved solids and faecal coliforms (bacteria) have emerged as the largest polluters contributing to the deterioration of the S

The first-ever Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment (CEIA) study of 38 hydro power projects in the Sutlej basin has recommended that the government should designate “the fish-rich khuds, mid-

National Green Tribunal schedules hearing in Shimla on May 29

Tribals in three polling stations of Jasrath in the Pattan valley, Karpat and Challing in the Miyar valley have announced boycott of elections tomorrow in protest against the failure of successive

Orchardists say the move will ruin apple economy

Residents, mainly apple and vegetable growers in the Chopal-Nerwa-Tharoach apple belt, are against the proposed move to set up a 1-million tonne capacity cement plant near Nerwa here. They plead that the plant will ruin the apple and vegetable economy and spell doom for dense deodar jungle and Churdhar wildlife sanctuary in the scenic Chopal valley.

The previous BJP government’s much-hyped “Har Ghar Ko Nal” ended as a political slogan with its term in 2012.

Local residents feel the Tribunal order will spell doom for the tourism industry

With no provision to run the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or electric buses and taxis, the Manali Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) and the Manali Paryavaran and Vikas Mandal (MPVM) have requested National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairman Swatantra Kumar to review the order of banning the entry of vehicles beyond Vashisht Barrier.

Protection of forest wealth

The Himachal Kisan Sabha (HKS), Himalayan Nitti Abhiyan and farmers' NGOs have sought a compensatory 25 per cent green bonus or cess on protection of forests from the Centre as demanded by the state.