Tightening its grip over the spurious chemicals flooding the markets, the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has imposed a restriction on use of all spray oils, fungicide

Violation of pollution norms

The HP Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board has snapped electricity connections of 17 hotels.The pollution board will tighten its noose around 200 hotels located on riversides in Mandi, Chamba, Shimla and Nahan as these have no approval of the pollution control board for the disposal of solid waste and sewerage into the river. The National Green Tribunal has told the board to file a compliance report in a case for which the hearing has been fixed for tomorrow in Shimla.

The commissioning of two units of 130 MW capacity each of the 520 MW Parbati-III hydropower project, which is already running four years behind schedule, is in trouble.

The water discharge in the Sainj river has receded drastically and “is just enough to run one unit”, which is likely to be commissioned in October next month. Though National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) had targeted to commission the two units in August, but the water ingress and non-completion of cable and civil termination works in the power house at Bihali have further delayed the commissioning

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notices under Section 5 of the Environment Act to the Shimla Municipal Commissioner (SMC) to shut down the bio-medical waste treatment plant at

The fate of the 400-MW Seli hydropower project on the Chenab here has run into rough weather.

Proposes 3 400-KV power transmission systems on Chenab basin

The state government has proposed three 400-KV power transmission systems to tap about 3,000 MW from the Chenab river basin in the eco-sensitive Lahaul-Spiti cold desert. However, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI) face an uphill task to propose a transmission system that fits the bill for the basin.

Villagers of three gram panchayats in the Jispa valley have said they will never allow the 300-MW Jispa Dam on the Bhaga river, which has been declared a project of national importance by the Centr

The flash flood triggered by landsides inundated 10 shops in the Bagi bazaar and washed away 12 bighas of land in Mandah and Baha villages in the Shegli gram panchayat in the Kataula area in Drang

Technologists have prepared a road map for building a sun-charged, smarter direct current (DC) power micro grid system that suits the power sector, mainly in the ecologically sensitive Himalayas.

“This system will be secure from terrorist and virus attacks, stable, low cost and reliable for sustainable energy sector in the country,” technologists said.

Oustees and the NTPC, which is executing the 800-MW Kol Dam project, are on a collision course. Oustees continued to paralyse work for the eighth consecutive day today.

They stuck to their demands of a permanent job for a member of each family or Rs 25 lakh as compensation and free electricity and treatment at the NTPC dispensary, but the NPTC termed their demands as unjustified.