The clamour for declaring high-altitude areas above 7,000 feet as the eco-sensitive zone is gaining momentum following the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) process of consu

A climate proofing project will be soon implemented in the state with the assistance of German state agencies to address the concerns arising due to increasing climate variability by giving a boost

The World Bank has agreed to fund the second phase of the state road project, but with certain conditions, including an independent setup for its implementation in a time-bound manner.

Public sector Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), which owns and operates the country’s largest Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric project, has drawn up a plan to harness 500 MW of power from renewable resour

Himachal is among the four states selected for the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded innovative pilot project under the new global mechanism of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests (REDD) Plus to combat climate change.

The draft document to amend the timber distribution policy proposes to allot standing trees instead of converted timber to right holders.

The draft amendments in the Himachal Pradesh Forest (Timber Distribution to the Right Holders) Rules approved by the Cabinet today provides for grant of 7 cubic metre of standing volume of trees to right holders for construction of house once in 15 years. In the existing rules, a right holder is entitled to 3 cubic metre of converted timber once in 30 years.

The Cabinet today gave nod to the new policy for scientific exploitation of minor minerals, short-term permits to private land owners, regulate use of machinery deployed for mining and providing re

Public sector enterprise Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has acquired 100 per cent equity in Buxar Bijlee Company and it has been allotted a coal block in the Deocha-Pachami belt in West Bengal for

Decks have been cleared for the signing of a Project Development Agreement (PDA) for the execution of a 900-MW Arun-III project with the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) for setting up a subsidiary i

The senile but healthy plants in old apple orchards will be rejuvenated under a new Centrally aided project to be launched soon in the state.