It is unfortunate that leaders of various parties are taking potshots at each other even at a time when the country is fighting a common enemy in the shape of a debilitating monsoon failure. Charges

The Congress called for declaring drought as a national calamity and waiving interest on short and medium term loans taken by farmers in drought affected states from banks and co-operatives. Congress

The environmental health of the planet did not improve after the path breaking Earth Summit at Stockholm in 1972. It did not change in spite of the decibel level being raised at Rio in 1992 to a

Mr. Ajit Singh, Union Agriculture Minister, said that the Haryana Government had not submitted any memorandum to the Centre regarding drought in the State. He said though Haryana chief Minister Om

Steps taken by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Corporation to stand up to global competition following the lifting of trade restrictions on the forest produce have started yielding positive results. The

The delay in monsoon has resulted in extensive damage to standing crops in various villages of Yamunanagar district. In this primarily sugarcane growing area about 20 per cent of the standing crop

The Shimla Municipal Corporation has urged the government to order a high level inquiry into the NORAD aided Integrated Waste Management Project at Darni Ka Bageecha, to fix the criminal liability

Energy proved to be the most contentious issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as debate over whether to raise targets for use of "green" energy raged. The USA and oil

The government hopes to issue the rules for the implementation of the new amended patents legislation within 10 days. "The subordinate legislation or rules of operation of the Second Patents

The corporate office of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation(NHPC) has been granted ISO-14001 certificate for the environment management system. The certificate has been awarded by Bureau