What is good for the environment in Himachal Pradesh seems to depend entirely on political ambitions in the state. HP governor Gulsher Ahmed's decision to revive proposals for huge cement plants in

Controversy over Himachal limestone mining

The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on

Litigation against unscientific and environmentally dangerous mining activity brought Himachal Pradesh lime quarries into national prominence.

Modern practices are threatening to break up an unusual water tapping and water sharing process in Himachal Pradesh. Devised hundreds of years ago, it converted barren land in Spiti into fertile fields.