Chander Shekhar Sharma | Hamirpur

The Mid-Himalayan Watershed Project has caused the Himachal Pradesh gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to shoot upto 9 per cent. The watershed project has been launched in the State by the World Bank.

In the wake of recent viral infection, nearly 200 patients have reportedly been affected with the outbreak of diarrhoea in different parts of the district. This was stated by health services joint director Dr Vinod Pathak, who is also looking after the charge of Chief Medical Officer of Chamba district, on phone this evening.

The World Bank-funded Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project has started making a positive impact on the quality of life of the people.

The Rs 365-crore project has, over the past three years, increased returns from farmland and solved the problem of fuel and fodder to a large extent.

Bimlo Devi, like any other woman of Sherpur Village in Chamba District, would wake up before dawn and trek almost eight kms of hilly forest terrain every day to get fodder for her cattle.

An earthquake of 4.8 magnitude on Richter scale hit Kangra valley this evening. Sources available here told The Tribune that the epicentre of the quake was in the Bharmour area of Chamba district. The quake started at 4.37 pm and its aftershocks were still being felt on the Richter scale after about one hour, the sources at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology said.

Chamba: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is currently spending nearly Rs 60 crore on construction and widening of roads, including bridges, besides environment management plans in Chamba district.

With a view to providing accurate information about the weather forecast to the people of the state, the Meteorological Department has planned to set up 22 automatic meteorological centres in the state.

With this, the entire information about the weather forecasts will be made available through the satellite.

The upper Manali region experienced a fresh spell of snowfall, while the lower parts of the areas were lashed by rain on today. This brought the temperature substantially down in the region.

The government has approved a plan, with an outlay of Rs 6 crore, for the rehabilitation of Kuleth village in the Bharmour tribal area of Chamba district, as it was under an imminent threat of sliding down into the Ravi.

Village commons might suffer if forest rights act is not implemented well in Himachal Pradesh The Himachal Pradesh government has asked forest dwellers in the state to put forward their claims to forest rights. But it is being cautious in implementing the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, or fra. The act is being implemented only