At present, use of SWH is rather limited and scattered in Indian Himalayas. Most of the existing systems are in commercial and institutional buildings (hotels, resorts, hospitals, defense establishments, etc); in general the use of solar water heaters in the domestic sector is very scarce.

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.

Smriti Bhargavai, Shrawan Nigam

Gangtok: The next time you stop by in Sikkim, you might want to look for a souvenir with a difference

21 Jan 2010

The recent controversy on the IPCC report regarding Himalayan glaciers has been all over the media.

Joining issue with villagers of 10 panchayats, the Himalaya Niti Abhiyan has also lent support to the cause of villagers who are opposing the 30 MW captive thermal plant being set up at Bagheri by the JP Associates.

This organisation was a coalition of environment activists and community movement leaders from across Himachal.

President Zillur Rahman yesterday said Bhutan could export hydropower to Bangladesh to help mitigate the current power crunch here as the Himalayan country hold a huge potential for producing about 30,000-megawatt hydroelectricity. He stated this when the newly appointed Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dasho Bap Kesang, presented his credentials to the President at Bangabhaban.

The array of green valleys along the mighty Himalayas including that of North East might look enchanting.

Higher levels of pollution in Asia may affect the formation of clouds high in the Himalayas, perhaps disrupting monsoons and speeding a thaw of glaciers, according to a study on Monday.

Dam makers rake in the moolah irrespective of the amount of electricity projects generate TWO issues back this magazine had done a detailed analysis of the wind energy sector in the country. We told you how wind turbines were being installed in increasing numbers, but performed at a dismal level and generated electricity far lesser than their potential. The policy gave incentive only to