The Finance Ministry today signed a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $208 million for the third tranche of the Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program.

According to a Finance Ministry statement, this facility is for a series of loans to provide funding for four hydropower projects totalling 856 MW in Himachal Pradesh, for an amount of $800 million fr

Charcoal is perhaps the best example of biochar. Considering the interest that has been generated by Jha et al. many readers would be interested in knowing how actually charcoal is made. During one of our recent field surveys to Kasera locality in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, (Correspondence)

Shimla: The Cabinet today decided to give the 420 MW Reoli Dugli hydro power project, allotted earlier to Moser Baer Projects Ltd in Lahaul-Spiti, to Larsen and Toubro.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister PK Dhumal here today. The Cabinet decided to allot the project to L&T as it had agreed to match the H1 highest bid.

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Solan: With the State Pollution Control Board (PCB) directing induction furnaces and steel units to get their non-hazardous slag treated through the Shiwalik Hazardous Waste Plant, investors resent that the board had made it compulsory to get this waste treated from the hazardous plant which was contrary to the laid guidelines.

Conversely, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had laid dow

Mandi: The high-profile Raid-de-Himalayas motor sport rally that reached today at Keylong in snowbound Lahaul-Spiti raised the ire of environmentalists, farmers and tribal writers.

Power producers planning to lay transmission lines for evacuation of power produced in Himachal will have to tread a more difficult path for approvals.

Shimla: State-owned power generating companies have joined hands under the banner of National Forum of Power Generation Utilities (NFPGU) to cooperate in the filed of research and development, share technical and evolve a common approach to deal with issues related to environment and rehabilitation.

The forum will also explore the possibilities to have fruitful co-operation in power sector with

Mandi, September 2
Power producers and the Himachal government are planning to contest the recommendations of the Shukla Committee before the High Court.